A recent study backed by the American Heart Association found that mRNA vaccines used against COVID have been tied to an increase risk of heart attacks.
“We conclude that the mRNA vacs dramatically increase inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination,” said the study’s abstract.
The report, authored by cardiologist Steven R Gundry of the International Heart & Lung Institute (located in Palm Springs, Calif.), was published in the Nov. 8 issue of Circulation, the journal of the AHA and the American Stroke Association.
The abstract has caused a sensation among media, especially in the U.K.
But the establishment media fact-checkers are crying foul on the report saying the data isn’t yet verified.
The AHA was forced to issue a clarification expressing “concern” about the report even as some said the report meant the mRNA would be pulled because of the findings, according to a Reuters’ fact-check published last week.
“Specifically,” said the AHA note, “there are several typographical errors, there is no data in the abstract regarding myocardial T-cell infiltration, there are no statistical analyses for significance provided, and the author is not clear that only anecdotal data was used.”
Other critics of the report were quick to pile-on on Twitter, anxious to debunk the report on behalf of “science”:
“Antivaxxers are weaponizing an abstract by @goop doctor @DrGundry claiming that #mRNA-based #CovidVaccine hugely increases the risk of heart attacks. Same as it ever was,” claimed David Gorski, an associate professor of surgery and oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and creator of sciencebasedmedicine.org.
Antivaxxers are weaponizing an abstract by @goop doctor @DrGundry claiming that #mRNA-based #CovidVaccine hugely increases the risk of heart attacks. Same as it ever was. https://t.co/7k0D0gp7dr
— David Gorski, MD, PhD (@gorskon) November 24, 2021