A new study from University of California found that teenage boys are more at risk from vaccines than covid; 6 times more likely to suffer from heart problems from the vaccine than be hospitalized from Covid.
On June 10, we wrote about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) when the agency announced it was holding an ’emergency meeting” after hundreds suffered rare heart inflammation following Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
On the same day, NBC News wrote a piece titled, “Evidence grows stronger for Covid vaccine link to a heart issue, CDC says.” The NBC story provides the missing piece from our story. Citing the CDC, NBC wrote:
“A higher-than-usual number of cases of a type of heart inflammation has been reported following Covid-19 vaccination, especially among young men following their second dose of an mRNA vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.”
The heart condition CDC was talking about is called myocarditis, which for the most part is usually mild, but according to the CDC, a handful of patients still remain hospitalized. During a presentation to a Food and Drug Administration advisory group, Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office, said that overall, 226 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis after vaccination in people younger than age 30 have been confirmed. He said that further investigation is needed. However, Dr. Shimabukuro also added that “We clearly have an imbalance there.”
Fast forward three months later. A major study from the University of California further confirms the CDC’s story that linked the vaccines to heart issues in teenagers.
Led by Dr. Tracy Høeg at the University of California, the study found that teenage boys are six times more likely to suffer from heart problems from the vaccine than being hospitalized from Covid-19. The study also claimes that healthy boys may be more likely to be admitted to the hospital with a rare side-effect of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine that causes inflammation of the heart than with Covid itself.
The researchers also added that children who face the highest risk of a “cardiac adverse event” are boys aged between 12 and 15 following two doses of a vaccine.
The new study, which was published on the MedRxiv website and has yet to be peer-reviewed, Dr. Høeg and colleagues analyzed adverse reactions to Covid vaccines in US children aged 12 to 17 during the first six months of 2021.
They estimate the rate of myocarditis after two shots of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be 162.2 cases per million for healthy boys aged 12 to 15 and 94 cases per million for healthy boys aged 16 to 17. The equivalent rates for girls were 13.4 and 13 cases per million, respectively. At current US infection rates, the risk of a healthy adolescent being taken to hospital with Covid in the next 120 days is about 44 per million, they said.
In a post on Twitter, Dr. Høeg Said, “Our group’s analysis of pediatric post-vax myocarditis rates stratified by age, sex & dose. An extensive harm-benefit analysis is included w/consideration of presence or absence of comorbidities Thanks @drjohnm @KrugAlli & @ifihadastick for the teamwork.”