18,204 Myopericarditis Cases from mRNA Vaccines December 2020 through March 2022 in VAERS, Yellow Card, EudraVigilance
Not Rare, Not Mild, and Deadly in Some Cases
By Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH
The Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex has maintained one of the strongest false narratives throughout the pandemic—its on mRNA vaccine myopericarditis or inflammation of the heart muscle and adjacent lining around the heart (pericardium). The public health agencies, big tech, regulators, academic medical centers, vaccinated authors and editors, have all maintained that heart damage from the vaccines is “rare” “mild” “transient” and “quick to resolve.”
The world has seen something quite different. Heart damage appears to be common. Symptoms including chest pain, palpitations, and effort intolerance are frequent. Most concerning, there is an epidemic of cardiac arrest, unexplained death, and insurance claims for younger employed workers since the vaccine rollout in 2021.
A paper from Lane et al shed some light on this topic and has taken away much of the false narrative. Using CDC VAERS, UK Yellow Card, and EU EudraVigilance reporting systems, the summarized 18,204 cases of myopericarditis. An additional literature review found dozens of well documented fatal cases.
From the safety database entries, the mortality rate was 0.22%. From the reported cases in the peer-reviewed literature, fatal outcomes occurred in 0.41 to 45.85% of cases. While there is a broad range, even a death rate of 0.5% when applied to a huge population with subclinical and clinical myocarditis yields a large number of deaths in young people that is impossible not to notice.
So the next time you hear that myopericarditis with Pfizer or Moderna is rare or benign, feel free to share this issue of Courageous Discourse Substack.
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Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH
President, McCullough Foundation
Lane S, Yeomans A, Shakir S. Systematic review of spontaneous reports of myocarditis and pericarditis in transplant recipients and immunocompromised patients following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination. BMJ Open. 2022 Jul 1;12(7):e060425. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060425. PMID: 35777878; PMCID: PMC9251904.