Denham Hitchcock, a well-known Australian journalist and broadcaster, had to be rushed to hospital for a heart condition after receiving Pfizer’s vaccine against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus (or COVID-19), Daily Mail reported.
The current senior reporter for Channel Seven’s documentary unit reported that he has pericarditis—inflammation of a tissue that protects and surrounds the heart.
Hitchcock sent a message from the hospital stating that the condition was caused by his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. “I’ve battled over whether to send this post from hospital or not. But decided after 27 years of being a journalist who’s primary goal is to discover the truth—it would be hypocritical not to,” he wrote on Instagram.
“I’m NOT anti-vax. But I’m really not pro-vax either. I’m pro-choice—and pro-information to make that choice,” Hitchcock said.
“Probably a little late to hospital, but here I am—diagnosed with pericarditis—or inflammation of the heart due to the Pfizer vaccine,” he added.
Hitchcock made the release from his hospital bed at Gold Coast University Hospital on Thursday morning, 25 days after receiving the first dose.
He also described his experience step-by-step. For example, he said he initially experienced tachycardia, tingling in the body, and dizziness and thought these were expected side effects.
After three weeks, the reporter was still suffering from severe symptoms, including intense chest pain, chills, and dizziness had become extreme.
A healthy person who posts many photos of himself doing extreme sports, Hitchcock pointed out that not enough is said about his condition.
“Since being here I’ve contacted health professionals I know in Sydney and while It’s rare—it’s certainly not isolated,” he said.
“One hospital has had well over a dozen cases like me,” he added.
“In the current vaccine frenzy, no one is talking about this but it’s clearly happening,” Hitchcock said.
“If you want the vaccine and have any heart history it would be worth talking to your GP about your vaccine choice, especially as AZ [Astra Zéneca] is readily available and does not have this side effect.”
The mRNA vaccines, of which Pfizer is one, along with Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, have as one of their side effects myocarditis and pericarditis, affecting mainly young men. However, they indicate that it happens in “extremely rare” cases.
A report by the U.S. CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Technical Working Group (VaST) concluded that the risk of myocarditis or pericarditis in young men is markedly higher after the second dose.
The Channel 7 reporter said he was not discouraging people from getting vaccinated with Pfizer but encourages people to evaluate their options while warning that unvaccinated people may not be able to travel in the future.
“Above all I’m PRO opening the bloody country up and to do that I don’t see any way around getting the majority of Australia vaccinated,” he said.
“If you don’t want the vaccine—I don’t have a problem with that either—[fine], but life and travel will get difficult for you.
“The only thing for me that’s dead certain—if they don’t open Australia up when we reach their milestone of  percent—then there will be a lot more people marching in the street. You want the trust? Keep your damn promise,” he wrote on his Instagram, addressing the Australian government, which still maintains strict restrictions.
mRNA (messenger RNA) Technology
The mRNA vaccines for the CCP virus are injected into the upper arm muscle. Once the mRNA is inside the body, the muscle cells follow genetic instructions to tell them how to produce the spike protein (a small piece of the COVID-19 virus) that would theoretically serve to generate antibodies against the virus. During a meeting on Wednesday, June 23, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged an association of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine with heart inflammation that occurs primarily in young people and that it should carry a warning statement.