Tag: myocarditis

Risk of Myocarditis Following COVID-19 Vaccine

Risk of myocarditis following mRNA vaccines is real but tiny, and far outweighed by the benefit of vaccines.

/ November 2, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination and myocarditis: another preprint

A preprint from Thailand gives us more information about vaccine-associated myocarditis in younger people, but should not be weaponized by antivaccine activists as a reason to avoid vaccination against COVID-19.

/ August 13, 2022

Yet Another Silly Reason Doctors Give For Leaving Babies Vulnerable to COVID: 🍒-Picking

By cherry-picking only the studies that advance their agenda, contrarian doctors who don't care for sick children can misinform parents and further their goal of having unvaccinated children contract COVID.

/ July 17, 2022

That latest article on the post vaccine myocarditis autopsy analysis

The autopsy report for two teens who allegedly died of vaccine myocarditis was released this week. What are the implications for vaccinating children and adolescents?

/ February 19, 2022

COVID Vaccines and Cardiac Effects – Reality vs Lies

COVID mRNA vaccines only result in rare, mild, and transitory myocarditis, but this doesn't stop misinformation from spreading.

/ January 5, 2022

The Trolley Problem and Vaccinating Young People Against COVID-19

The harms we cause often lead to more grief than the harms we fail to prevent. Is this why some doctors are willing to leave young people vulnerable to a deadly virus?

/ October 8, 2021
VAERS: How did we get here?

The dumpster diving VAERS preprint debacle: How did we get here?

Last week, SBM devoted a lot of digital ink to a poorly done study analyzing the VAERS database for myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination that was widely publicized to imply that the vaccine is more dangerous than the disease. Three out of the four authors should have known better, leading me to ask: How did we get here?

/ September 20, 2021
Cardiac MRI

Myocarditis and how to think about it… like a cardiologist

In response to the dumpster-diving VAERS study published earlier this month, pediatric cardiologist and guest blogger Dr. Frank Han adds context by explaining how cardiologists think about and diagnose myocarditis.

/ September 18, 2021
Dumpster diving in VAERS

Dumpster diving in the VAERS database to find more COVID-19 vaccine-associated myocarditis in children

"Dumpster diving" is a term used to describe studies using data from the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System database by authors, almost always antivaxxers, who don't understand its limitations. Last week, non-antivax doctors who should know better fell into this trap when they promoted their study suggesting that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are more dangerous to children than the disease.

/ September 13, 2021

Myocarditis and COVID-19: A Tale of Two Articles

Whether myocarditis is serious or not depends on the symptoms it produces and the damages it does, not on its underlying cause. Those who write about COVID-19 and vaccines should try to be consistent and thorough.

/ July 11, 2021