Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that disclosed more information on the other concerning side effects seen in mRNA vaccines for CCP Virus, or coronavirus. Besides the dangerous blood clots, heart inflammation has come under notice.
The heart-related symptoms were said to appear more common among 16 to 24-year-olds than previously thought, according to a presentation for the meeting with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 10, titled the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.
The CDC confirmed that up to May 31, hundreds of reports of myocarditis or pericarditis, which stands for inflamed heart muscle or its surrounding lining, were experienced by young adults who took the mRNA vaccines against the CCP Virus. The cases were dominantly seen in male patients.
Two hundred sixteen cases occurred after the first shot, and 573 instances came following the second dose. The symptoms appear to emerge around four days after vaccination and subside two or three days later on average.
This proportion doubled what experts previously anticipated, the CDC admitted. Cases were thought to number only 10 to 102. However, the agency still considers the statistics unalarming, calling the likelihood of such reaction rare and insignificant compared to the overall number of vaccinated Americans.
Although heart inflammation would have most of the patients end up hospitalized, the CDC said 81% of them have fully recovered from it, and only three people remained in intensive care at the end of May, with 15 others having not been released back home as yet.
During the FDA’s meeting, one committee member expressed his concern about the heart inflammation cases among young recipients, especially when vaccines for children as young as six months old were under consideration.
“I think that’s unlikely but we don’t know that,” said Dr. Cody Meissner, a professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. “So, before we start vaccinating millions of adolescents and children, it’s so important to find out what the consequences are.”
Since the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech for teenagers was authorized by the FDA last month, this new revelation of the potential adverse effects the doses could cause to adults would certainly raise some questions. However, the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research director, Dr. Peter Marks, said the reports did not provide sufficient data for any absolute conclusion.
“We still don’t know whether this is truly related to the vaccine,” he said according to CNBC, adding that most of the patients would suffer from “very mild” reactions, which would only last two days in general.
Despite that, when considering the latest report from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) on June 11, the data could not offer much confidence in the vaccines.
Deaths since December last year have amounted to 5,888 cases among the 329,021 reports of impacted physical health due to COVID-19 vaccinations. As Health Impact News put it, this has exceeded the overall number of vaccine fatalities VAERS has ever recorded in 29 years. Before the CCP Virus’s arrival, there were 5,862 cases between 1992 and 2020.
The system is open for public reports, which means that the data it presents can only serve for experts to estimate trends and cannot be used to testify the actual situation. However, the numbers still carry some messages about the experimental vaccines that would deter people from rolling dice with it.