BREAKING: Researchers Call Out Media Hypocrisy, Refine Estimates Of COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Deaths In Young Athletes
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The mainstream media has given every explanation in the book for the unexpected rise in blood clots, cardiac events, and early deaths for the past two years. They say it was skipping breakfast, “exposure to a sudden gush of water”, napping, or high noise levels.
The one possibility they continue to gloss over and ignore is the COVID-19 vaccination in people at negligible risk from SARS-CoV-2 itself.
The authors of an analysis from December found that a massive rise in athletes’ cardiac-related deaths coincided with the global vaccine campaign. They issued a revised that more carefully outlines the causes and age range in response to scrutiny.
Just The News reported:
The original version drew wide attention in the wake of NFL safety Damar Hamlin’s Jan. 2 on-field collapse from a routine tackle.
One of the authors of the analysis, Italian National Council researcher Panagis Polykretis, also published a blistering response Friday to the media’s fixation on “19 words” in the analysis he coauthored with cardiologist Peter McCullough while touting farfetched explanations and ignoring repeated false claims about COVID vaccines by federal officials.
The House Appropriations subcommittee that funds the CDC is taking the initiative to correct a COVID-related falsehood by outgoing Director Rochelle Walensky from a hearing last month.
Initially faulted for contradicting her own agency’s from-the-start uncertainty on whether COVID vaccines stop viral transmission, Walensky also falsely claimed the international research collaborative Cochrane “retracted” the summary of the latest results from its ongoing mask metastudy, which affirms face coverings have little measurable real-world impact.
Cochrane’s editor-in-chief issued a different interpretation of the results in response to pressure from the media to discredit the authors but did not retract their summary.
A committee staffer told University of Oxford epidemiologist Tom Jefferson it would correct the hearing record at his request and notify members, according to a Friday email posted by former Senate Finance Committee investigator Paul Thacker.
McCullough and Polykretis, who researches “neurodegenerative disease caused by protein aggregation,” published their own research letter and called for “rational harm-benefit assessments by age group” for COVID vaccination in the Scandinavian Journal of Immunology before Christmas.
That letter itself was a response to criticism of Polykretis’ earlier analysis in the same journal of the “antigen presentation process in the immunization mechanism” of COVID vaccines and the need for “biodistribution studies” to determine “in which tissues and organs an injected compound travels and accumulates.”
The Christmas paper cited 1,101 publicly reported incidents of cardiac-related deaths in athletes in less than two years, as of December 24. They attributed to GoodSciencing, a blog run by an anonymous “small team of investigators, news editors, journalists, and truth seekers.”
Just The News also said:
Polykretis told Just the News at the time he was working on a response. He and McCullough published an updated version in the same journal on Feb. 20 that identified the deaths by age range, athletic status, and primary cause.
The revised figures: 697 professional or semi-pro athletes “still active in their sport” under age 50 who “collapsed and died due to cardiovascular complications, such as primary cardiac arrest or electromechanical dissociation from suspected venous thromboembolism or other cause.” Among those, 558 were under 35.
“Such number of documented events is likely largely underestimated, because of the difficulty to gather data from countries where the script/alphabet is not translatable,” the update said. They call for the creation of a “research registry for athletes with sudden unexpected cardiac arrest” that includes COVID vaccination data.