2023 Sea of Covid Red Herring
Disinformation campaigns about the "benefits" of "vaccinations" plough through in hopes of creating the lasting fake reality on the ground.
It seems like the dear governments have turned the corner and let us off the Covid “vaccine” hook, or needle, for the time being. But wherever you look, it’s the casual “vaccine” and Covid statements of “facts” by the media, propped up by equally casual “studies”, that keep driving me up the wall. Tooting the benefits of the jabs, at least when “compared” to the harms of straight Covid, the obvious goal is to drown the reality of what actually transpired in the sea of willful misinformation about the coordinated global depop campaign of Covid “vaccines” and mandates.
And here’s a typical example of how it’s done in the spring of 2023. “Cardiologists weigh in on whether COVID-19 or vaccines pose a greater risk of heart problems” (CTV News, Feb. 28, 2023):
Nearly three years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing body of research is showing links between COVID-19 and heart-related problems, particularly in young people.
One study published in the scientific journal Nature Medicine on Feb. 7 found that rates of conditions such as heart failure and stroke were substantially higher in people who had recovered from COVID-19 than those who had never contracted the virus. Even people who had experienced a mild case of COVID-19 were at risk, the study found.
Never mind that the study is from Feb. 7, 2022, not Feb. 7, 2023, as one would have presumed. The supplementary materials for the study indicate that the median age of the Covid-diagnosed army veterans under the study in the period between 1 March 2020 and 15 January 2021 was 63.52 years, over 89% male. The outcomes, not surprisingly:
Our analyses censoring participants at time of vaccination and controlling for vaccination as a time-varying covariate show that the increased risk of myocarditis and pericarditis reported in this study is significant in people who were not vaccinated and is evident regardless of vaccination status.
Fair enough, mainly being over 60 and after ending up in a hospital, or worse, ICU, with Covid in the USA in 2020 was no trifle matter for one’s cardiovascular outcomes. Although, if you look at the table above, the excess burden per 1000 persons for inflammatory heart disease (a.k.a. pericarditis and myocarditis) is less than 1.0! In their own words:
Inflammatory disease of the heart or pericardium
Inflammatory disease of the heart or pericardium included pericarditis (HR = 1.85 (1.61, 2.13)); burden 0.98 (0.70, 1.30) and myocarditis (HR = 5.38 (3.80, 7.59); burden 0.31 (0.20, 0.46)). The risks and burdens of a composite of these inflammatory diseases of the heart or pericardium were 2.02 (1.77, 2.30) and 1.23 (0.93, 1.57).
I.e., less than 1 excess person in 3000 would be diagnosed with some myocarditis and about 1 excess person in 1000 would be diagnosed with some pericarditis in the ensuing 12 months post-Covid. Call me cynical, but this Covid effect doesn’t seem to be as damning as the article tries to frame it.
Well, the CTV News article points next to another study in a quest for a more damning evidence of “the virus” (“Excess risk for acute myocardial infarction mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic”, Oct. 7, 2022):
In September last year, a study led by Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles found that while the virus was associated with an increase in heart attacks in all age groups, those between the ages of 25 and 44 saw the highest increase. Heart attack rates in this age group increased 29.9 per cent, compared to 19.6 per cent for those aged 45 to 64 and 13.7 per cent for those aged 65 and over.
And, surprise-surprise, the highest rates of heart attacks coincide with the peak vaccinations of the corresponding age groups in 2021 - see that the 25-44 years old get the peak excess myocardial infarction deaths in 4/21-9/21 whereas 45-64 years old and 65+ in 10/20-3/21 period:
What’s more, the Covid-related (i.e. Covid-diagnosed) deaths are just a small fraction of the overall excess mocardial infaction deaths in under 65! Remember when you couldn’t even go to a hospital in that period due to lockdowns and such?
CTV says to that:
Despite mounting evidence that even mild COVID-19 cases can damage the cardiovascular system, some people continue to argue that COVID-19 vaccines pose a greater health risk.
I.e., don’t believe your lying eyes and never look too closely at the studies?
And then, just to make sure we don’t stray from the injected message, they go into the lengthy diatribe about the dangers of misinformation, and the much greater dangers of Covid vs jabs:
VACCINES VS. COVID-19
While it's true that some COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have been linked to myocarditis in rare cases -- a potentially deadly inflammation of the heart muscle -- studies have shown that the benefits of the vaccine still outweigh the risk of inflammation, and getting the virus has a far higher risk of inflammation compared to the vaccine.
Unnamed studies this time. But I bet they meant this one, “Myocarditis in SARS-CoV-2 infection vs. COVID-19 vaccination: A systematic review and meta-analysis” (Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Aug. 29, 2022), that hand picked and just pulled out of thin air the studies confirming their premise that Covid is more dangerous than the jabs, and ignored the ones that confirmed the opposite, as I have explained in “COVID-19 is SEVEN Times More Dangerous for Myocarditis Than Vaccine?” (Oct. 2022).
Thus, the unsuspecting, unsophisticated reader would be left with this moral to the whole hoopla:
"I think it's disingenuous to say that vaccines are perfect, right? They're not," Overgaard told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview on Feb. 23. "But they have done what we hoped they would do, and they have done it very well…so the risks of severe cardiac illness with COVID-19 are far greater than the risks of the vaccine."
Whatever the evidence to the contrary, the mainstream media keep lying through their teeth and proving once again that when it comes to misinformation, they are the unrivaled masters of their craft. Except, maybe, for our dear governments, e.g. “Addressing vaccine hesitancy in the context of COVID-19: A primer for health care providers” (canada.ca). This is a must-read piece of Machiavellian art in its own right that haphazardly and inadvertently steps into the topic of flu vaccines:
This primer is intended to support health care providers in better understanding and addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, in their practice and beyond.
On the other hand, because of previous infections and our strong flu vaccination programs, a large proportion of Canadians have some immunity to influenza, which helps limit the number of flu cases we see each year.
The flu vaccination? Oh, really? Let us see what another dear gov’t, way of CDC, has to say about flu vaccines’ effectiveness studies, “Immunogenicity, Efficacy, and Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccines” (cdc.gov):
A test negative case-control study of children and adults conducted in Navarre, Spain during the 2011–12 season noted a decline in vaccine effectiveness, from 61% (95%CI 5, 84) in the first 100 days after vaccination to 42% (95%CI -39, 75) between days 100–119 and then to -35% (95%CI -211, 41) after ≥120 days.
Vaccine effectiveness against influenza B viruses was no longer significant by 91 days post-vaccination
Vaccine effectiveness remained greater than zero for at least five to six months after vaccination [after which it went negative?]
An additional case-control analysis from the 2007–08 season revealed a modest but significant increase in the OR [odds ratio] for A(H3N2) influenza every 14 days after vaccination among young children (OR for influenza increasing 1.2 for each 14-day interval for children aged 2 years) and older adults (1.3 for each 14-day interval for adults aged 75 years). [I.e., one’s chances of getting flu keep increasing after the “vaccination”!]
And so on…
So, take a flu jab to become more susceptible, sooner than later, according to none other than the CDC? Those flu vaccination programs? Thanks for pointing that out, CTV! Now I’ve learned something about flu “vaccines” too. Turns out I was one of those gullible types as well, at least in the yonder days.
you’re lucky with your establishment media. in brazil there simple is zero discussion about the topic. the idiot president, the convicted felon they voted to have as national head puppet, just launched a new covid booster drive. at this point, cdc — from where they just copy their recommendations here — could outright ban the vax and fda declare themselves guilty… this continent would just go on floating in their delusions. it’s really, really painful to see a country of 210 million people being the stupidest people of all.
Anyone still getting information from the mainstream media at this point really ought to be put down. Well actually that is the main idea anyways ...