US health regulators are apparently reviewing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the wake of alarming allegations that the vaccine may be associated with a higher risk of heart inflammation in younger persons than previously believed.
According to a report cited by The Post, federal regulators are probing allegations that the Moderna coronavirus vaccine may result in an increased risk of myocarditis. Myocarditis is an infection or an auto-immune disease-related inflammation of the heart muscle.
The CDC issued a warning in June this year about a probable relationship between heart inflammation and Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) then cautioned that the adverse reactions may be more prevalent in younger males than in other patients.
According to anonymous sources quoted by The Post, new Canadian data indicates that the Moderna vaccination may increase the chance of this uncommon adverse effect in younger people, particularly males under the age of 30.
The data suggest the prevalence of myocarditis is 2.5 times higher in patients who received the Moderna vaccine than in those who received the Pfizer jab.
However, one researcher emphasized that it is still too early to issue any formal warning.
They said: “We have not come to a conclusion on this. The data are not slam-bang.”
What is certain is that the potential risk and side effects of certain vaccines do not outweigh the benefits.
The adverse consequences are extremely rare, affecting only a few persons in tens of millions.
The EMA recorded only 19 incidences of myocarditis in July, out of a total of 20 million Moderna injections.
Additionally, the scientists discovered 145 incidences of myocarditis among 177 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
This year, Covid vaccinations have already come under scrutiny for their alleged association with blood clots.
The AstraZeneca jab, in particular, was studied and found to have a “possible link” to very rare cases of “unusual blood clots”.
The EMA reported in April:
“The reported combination of blood clots and low blood platelets is very rare, and the overall benefits of the vaccine in preventing COVID-19 outweigh the risks of side effects.”
The numerous side effects – both real and imagined – related with the available Covid vaccines have fueled the growth of conspiracy theories and the anti-vax movement in recent months.
Thousands of social media users have made unfounded accusations about immunizations being used to microchip individuals and the coronavirus epidemic being a fake.
The readily refuted allegations persist despite the fact that the pandemic has already claimed over 4.4 million lives globally as of August 20.
According to one article published in July by The Daily Expose, twice as many people died from the Covid vaccines in a six-month period as from COVID-19 in fifteen months.
The claims were promptly debunked by fact-checkers at Full Fact, who concluded: “This is completely untrue, and is based on misleading conclusions drawn from official data.
“It only counts Covid-19 deaths in England with no underlying conditions, and misuses reports of deaths after Covid-19 vaccines where no causal link can be proven.”
Over 4.9 billion doses of Covid vaccines have been delivered globally, with over 1.9 billion people receiving two doses.
As with any medication, Covid jabs may cause certain normal side effects – but these are often moderate, and significant side effects are extremely uncommon.
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