- False, Misleading Information About COVID-19 Vaccines and Myocarditis Spreads Widely
by Zachary Stieber, https://www.theepochtimes.com/
Health agencies and doctors are making false claims about COVID-19 vaccination in an attempt to encourage people to take up the new shots.
False and misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and heart inflammation is being spread widely, including by doctors. That includes claims that data clearly show myocarditis, or heart inflammation, is more prevalent after COVID-19 infection when compared to COVID-19 vaccination.
“Teen boys have been up to five times as likely to have heart inflammation after having a COVID infection than after getting vaccinated,” Dr. Mandy Cohen, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in a video encouraging nearly all Americans to get one of the new COVID-19 vaccines.
A similar claim was made by Dr. Scott Rivkees, Florida’s former surgeon general, to ABC.The claims are largely based on a non-peer reviewed study from the CDC from April 2022.
“At this point it does not seem like an intellectually honest attempt to conduct a risk-benefit analysis,” Allison Krug, an epidemiologist, told The Epoch Times. “I’m just dismayed that they don’t seem genuinely interested in repairing the credibility with parents lost over the last two-and-a-half years.”
The CDC did not respond to a request for comment. Dr. Rivkees, presented with studies that have found people in at least some populations are at a higher risk of myocarditis after vaccination when compared to after a positive test, doubled down on his claim.