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Mainstream Media Gaslighting Increasing Heart Problems and Blood Clots

James Odell, OMD, ND, L.Ac.

Extreme heat, shoveling snow in the cold, sexual activity, binge-watching TV, exercise, and even skipping breakfast, is now being rebranded in the media as risks for heart attacks and blood clots. Anything and everything seem to be the cause of the increase in heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes EXCEPT for one potential cause, that seems largely absent from the MSM news - the covid inoculations.

Not only has MSM, who is funded largely by the pharmaceutical industry, tried to shift the blame for the increased incidence of heart attacks and circulatory problems on everything imaginable except the COVID “vaccine”, but has even aimed at normalizing heart disease and strokes in children and young athletic adults.

The following are a few of the many headlines to surface in the last year:

  • Skipping breakfast can increase your risk of having a heart attack

  • Death during sex isn’t just something that happens to middle-aged men, new study finds

  • Harsh winter can increase heart-related complications: Experts warn in new study

  • Extreme heat events jeopardize cardiovascular health, experts warn

  • Why Shoveling Snow Can Trigger a Heart Attack

  • Energy bill price rise may cause heart attacks and strokes, says TV GP

  • Binge watching TV linked to a higher risk of Blood Clots

  • Physical activity may increase heart attack risk, study suggests

  • Climate Change May Increase Heart Attack Risk

  • Watching sporting events can lead to heart trouble

  • Yes, even runners and triathletes get heart attacks

  • Heart attack risks greater for athletes competing in endurance sports

  • Doctor’s Reminder: Now nobody is too young for a heart attack

  • Kids have strokes too

  • Infection may increase the risk of stroke in children

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It appears the intention of MSM is not to report the known risk of COVID inoculation and heart and circulatory disease, but instead to obfuscate information and normalize its rising occurrence. However, numerous scientific studies have shown that large-scale COVID-19 “vaccination” using mRNA technology is a real risk of vaccine-associated myocarditis (VAM). Recently, a population-based cohort study published in JAMA of 23.1 million individuals aged ≥12 years, from four Nordic countries showed a significant risk of SARS-CoV-2 “vaccination” and myocarditis.1

Dozens of other studies have also demonstrated an increased incidence of myocarditis and pericarditis after vaccination for COVID-19 as well.2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

The risk of myocarditis and pericarditis after receiving mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines has been clearly shown to be increased across multiple age and sex strata and was highest after the second shot in adolescent males and young men.

Undoubtedly, there is a link between COVID-19 inoculations and myocarditis, particularly in athletes, where cardiac complications are of particular concern. As of December 16, one news outlet listed 331 athletes who have had cardiac arrests and 185 died after COVID shots.36 Many more reports have been published since then. Medical news outlets continue to downplay post-jab myocarditis, despite reports from various groups like the US military and Israel. A closer look at the military JAMA article shows that only 23 patients were studied.37

Why? Because those were the only cases in the VAERS reporting system, widely known to have vast underreporting. Yet in a 23-patient study, researchers make a definitive claim that myocarditis is rare and nothing to really worry about.

MSM and the CDC keep telling us adverse events and myocarditis following mRNA-based Covid-19 vaccines is “rare”. However, we must pause to consider that 1,226,314 reports of adverse events following COVID vaccines were submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and April 8, 2022, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System of the CDC. The data included a total of 26,976 reports of deaths and 219,865 serious injuries. Excluding “foreign reports” to VAERS, 805,921 adverse events, including 12,471 deaths and 79,811 serious injuries, were reported in the U.S. between Dec. 14, 2020, and April 8, 2022. Those figures continue to exponentially increase, and many involve children!

Bottom line - As with any increased risk, there should always be a choice.


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  2. Albert, Elisabeth, Gerard Aurigemma, Jason Saucedo, and David S. Gerson. "Myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination." Radiology case reports 16, no. 8 (2021): 2142-2145.

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