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Vaccine heart damage and the warnings brushed aside

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Neville Hodgkinson, the former medical and science correspondent of several national newspapers, including the Sunday Times, Sunday Express and Daily Mail, has been researching and preparing a ‘round-up’ for TCW detailing the scores of indications of harm from the Covid mRNA jabs, from myocarditis, menstrual irregularities and infertility to teen and under-30s deaths and increased rates of cancer. In a series of articles, he will focus on each of these adverse effects and more. You can read his introduction, published yesterday, here. 

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has failed to act on repeated calls to ‘stop the Covid shot’ from doctors and scientists concerned that the jabs are injuring hundreds of thousands of people, sometimes fatally.  

The predominantly industry-funded MHRA insists that the vaccine is the single and most effective way to reduce deaths and serious illness from Covid-19, and that the benefits ‘far outweigh any currently known side effects’. The National Health Service also continues to insist the jabs are ‘safe and effective’.

Yet an early alarm sounded nearly two years ago by US physician Dr Patrick Whelan, a paediatric specialist caring for children suffering from multisystem inflammatory syndrome, has proved remarkably prescient. In a December 2020 warning to the US Food and Drug Administration, he urged particular caution over giving the vaccine to children and young adults, who in any case almost invariably fight off the coronavirus infection in its early stages.

His concern was that by artificially generating the ‘spike’ protein which made the virus a threat to human health, the jabs might themselves trigger symptoms of severe Covid, including blood clots, brain inflammation and damage to the heart, liver and kidneys. Before any approval for widespread use, he wrote, effects on the heart should be assessed, perhaps using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and skin biopsies to assess distant tissue damage.

‘As important as it is to quickly arrest the spread of the virus by immunising the population, it would be vastly worse if hundreds of millions of people were to suffer long-lasting or even permanent damage to the brain or heart microvasculature as a result of failing to appreciate in the short term an unintended effect of full-length spike protein-based vaccines on these organs.’

That warning went unheeded.  And now, two years on, in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Heart Association, we find two articles addressing exactly the problem Whelan flagged up (see here and here).  The titles of the papers make clear the concern: Vaccine-triggered acute autoimmune myocarditis: Defining, detecting and managing an apparently novel condition and Myocarditis after Covid-19 vaccination in paediatrics: A proposed pathway for triage and treatment.

Both papers still insist the problem is rare (in the present climate of medical denial about the failure of the vaccine, authors have to genuflect towards mainstream opinion to have any chance of being published). But the problem is clearly now common enough to require a new, standardised protocol for managing this ‘apparently novel condition’.

A string of recent studies suggests the problem is not rare at all. For example, Japanese researchers have found that people of all ages, but especially young adults, have a raised risk of death from heart inflammation after the jab.

A study from Switzerland, reported by Will Jones in the Daily Sceptic and TCW, found a signal of heart injury across all vaccinated people, with possibly hundreds of times more suffering hidden damage than the number of patients coming to the attention of doctors.

A study which monitored 300 teenagers during Thailand’s national Covid vaccination campaign for adolescents found that nearly one in five showed heart abnormalities after a second dose of the Pfizer product.

In fact, many doctors reported evidence confirming Whelan’s concerns soon after the vaccine rollout began last year. Their voices have largely remained unheard.

Dr Charles Hoffe, a Canadian family doctor, investigated the jab mechanism after one of about 900 patients to whom he had given the Moderna mRNA product died following the shot, and six suffered prolonged breathlessness, a sign of lasting heart damage. 

He learned that each dose produces trillions of the Covid virus spike protein molecules, and that these can become lodged in blood-vessel walls as they circulate. They are undetectable by conventional means, but recent clotting activity can be picked up by a test called D-dimer, measuring a protein fragment produced when a blood clot dissolves. Using this on his patients three to five days after the jab, he found that more than three-fifths had evidence of clotting: ‘It means that the majority of people are getting blood clots that they have no idea they are even having.’

A similar warning came a year ago from Dr Steven Gundry, a renowned American cardiac surgeon. He used a biochemical test called PULS, which looks for signs of heart and blood vessel damage, on 566 of his patients, aged 28 to 97. The test was administered two to ten weeks after their second mRNA jab. ‘Dramatic changes’ were seen in markers for inflammation and cell death in most of the patients, indicating an increase in long-term risks to the heart. The changes ‘may account for the observation of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy (heart muscle damage) and other vascular events following vaccination’, Gundry told a meeting of the American Heart Association.

Regulators have acknowledged that the jab can cause heart muscle inflammation, especially in young men, but say it usually clears up over time.

Retired pathologist Dr Roger Hodkinson disagrees. He has warned that the condition is never mild, because heart cells, once damaged, never regenerate. ‘It may only present 20 years later, because of the reserve of the heart having been destroyed,’ he says. ‘It is exactly the kind of complication that would have come out of a normal clinical trial for a vaccine, which typically takes a number of years.’

German microbiologist and immunology specialist Dr Sucharit Bhakdi, who with other doctors and scientists formed the campaigning group Doctors for Covid Ethics, describes on the group’s website what he calls ‘irrefutable proof’ of damage induced by the mRNA vaccines in patients who died after the jab. The evidence comes from autopsies, confirming experimental animal studies showing that spike protein from the jab brings about an autoimmune-like inflammation, especially harmful to blood vessels.

The examinations were performed by German pathologist Professor Dr Arne Burkhardt, who has 40 years of experience in the field. He had been approached by bereaved families wanting a second opinion after they were told a relative’s death was unrelated to the jab. The patients died between seven days and six months after the vaccination. Burkhardt found that in most of these cases, the jab was the probable cause of death.  

Another German pathologist, Dr Peter Schirmacher, performed autopsies on 40 people who died within two weeks of the jab. He estimated that 30-40 per cent of the deaths could be directly attributed to rare, but serious, adverse effects such as a blood clot in the brain or autoimmune disease.

Where are the autopsy studies confirming the jab to be ‘safe and effective’ in the UK?       

Canadian researcher Dr Byron Bridle, associate professor of viral immunology at the University of Guelph, Ontario, believes the spike protein, once in the blood, is almost entirely responsible for the damage seen. When the protein is injected into the blood of research animals, ‘they get all kinds of damage to the cardiovascular system, and it can cross the blood-brain barrier and cause damage to the brain’.       

Bhakdi and co-researcher Dr Michael Palmer go further, noting that the harm seems integral to the mRNA technology, and not just attributable to the spike protein. They conclude: ‘This technology has failed and must be abandoned.’

We know of the dangers of the spike protein mechanism. We know how that toxicity translates into actual injury and death. We know that because the dangers are of the same kind, only greater, than those from the virus itself, many deaths attributed to Covid are more likely to have resulted from the vaccine. We know that the lipid nanoparticles used to carry the mRNA into the body are themselves experimental, and capable of causing severe inflammation.

We know that there are unprecedented numbers of reports of deaths and injuries post-vaccination – more than one and a half million in the UK alone.

We know that in the US, more deaths suspected to have been caused by the Covid vaccine have been reported in the last 20 months than for all vaccines in the last 30 years combined. We know that an astonishing 7.7 per cent of people using a smartphone-based system to monitor the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid products reported seeking medical attention after the jab, and 25 per cent said they experienced symptoms requiring them to miss school or work or prevented them from doing other normal activities. We know that across the board, American insurance companies are reporting the highest death rates seen in the history of the business. 

How much longer can the ‘safe and effective’ fiction be maintained?

One case out of millions

American cardiologist Dr Peter McCullough has described what happened to a 42-year-old optometrist who six days after his second mRNA Covid vaccination suffered an injury to the aorta, the body’s main artery. 

‘He was healthy and was physically fit.  He knew something was wrong when back pain and leg weakness developed resulting in severe effort intolerance on vacation.

‘He rushed home, was hospitalised and underwent the appropriate diagnostics to determine the presence of an aortic aneurysm or widening of the aorta, and then a discrete tear . . .

‘In his mind this catastrophic event is due to the Covid-19 vaccine, and I agree. The mRNA and spike protein produced by the mRNA circulates in blood on average two weeks, so it is freely able to deposit in the lining of blood vessels and the vascular media of major vessels. Once present, the spike protein damages cells and incites inflammation which is a destructive process driven by white blood cells, cytokines, and complement.

‘It is known that the second injection is approximately 80-fold more reactogenic with fever, pain, myalgia, etc. As part of that response, there can be a major surge in blood pressure due to release of catecholamines or stress hormones. This increase in the change in pressure over the change in time for each heartbeat is the driving force to initiate the tear in the aorta. Once this happens, there is no turning back, the rip goes down the major blood tube and threatens the blood supply to the spinal cord, vital organs, and legs.

‘Each patient is different, with some having external rupture resulting in death. Others require emergency surgery or endovascular stenting to restore blood flow to vital organs. In the case of the optometrist, he was managed conservatively with medications to control blood pressure. Data from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD) indicates he faces a 22 per cent three-year mortality rate and this is increased by his history of prior aortic aneurysm.

‘It is exactly this complication for which I have always advised patients with prior aortic abnormalities (aortopathies) to avoid Covid-19 vaccination. If you know someone who has died shortly after vaccination and they had antecedent back pain or a prior aneurysm, ask the family if there was an autopsy. This is important since aortopathies can be familial and other family members could be screened with imaging and genetic testing. This man’s life is indelibly changed because Covid-19 vaccination was for “keeps”.’

No mention of this contraindication for the jab is apparent on the MHRA’s website.

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Neville Hodgkinson
Neville Hodgkinson
Neville Hodgkinson is the former Sunday Times medical and science correspondent who created an international storm by reporting a scientific challenge to the ‘HIV’ theory of Aids. His new book, How HIV/Aids Set the Stage for the Covid Crisis, is an expanded and updated version of his previous book on the controversy. It is available here.

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