The Friday before the 3-Day Memorial Day weekend the CDC managed to sneak in an update regarding mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and some children getting Myocarditis and /or Pericarditis after their Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna shots.
Here’s the summary of that report released on May 28, 2021.
Since April 2021, increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the United States after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna), particularly in adolescents and young adults. There has not been a similar reporting pattern observed after receipt of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).
In most cases, patients who presented for medical care have responded well to medications and rest and had prompt improvement of symptoms. Reported cases have occurred predominantly in male adolescents and young adults 16 years of age and older. Onset was typically within several days after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, and cases have occurred more often after the second dose than the first dose. CDC and its partners are investigating these reports of myocarditis and pericarditis following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.
The CDC goes on to charge ahead with their vaccination recommendation of children 12 and older.
CDC continues to recommend COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older given the risk of COVID-19 illness and related, possibly severe complications, such as long-term health problems, hospitalization, and even death.
What Are Myocarditis and Pericarditis?
Again, from the CDC…
Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis is inflammation of the lining outside the heart. In both cases, the body’s immune system is causing inflammation in response to an infection or some other trigger. Symptoms can include chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations.
The severity of cases of myocarditis and pericarditis can vary. For the cases reported after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, most who presented to medical care have responded well to medications and rest.
The bottom line, it could kill you, but it probably won’t. Just like COVID-19 in the younger (under 50) population. Is it worth the risk? That is what you have to decide upon.
Hiding Updates in the Friday News Dump
Since we are not doctors and we don’t pretend to be, we do not make recommendations either way in regards to vaccines. Our job is to provide information and ask questions. Decisions are your own, and we respect whichever route you take.
That said, we have noticed the CDC doing the “Friday News Dump”, including the CDC Hiding the true “Breakthrough” COVID-19 numbers a few weeks before this.
What is the “Friday News Dump” you might ask?
In media circles, we routinely get news press releases and updates Monday-Friday for most normal business and government-related news. E-mails sent on Fridays have a very poor open rate, and are often thrown to the bottom of the pile come Monday morning because news outlets are addicted to “breaking” news and “exclusives”. News doesn’t have much shelf life in the eyes of mainstream media and daily newspapers and TV/radio programming (“Look, squirrel!”). Thus if there’s some news that you need to tell people about but don’t really want it reported on, you send it out as late in the day on Friday as possible. Those that would report on it move on to other things more recent when they get back in on Monday. And trust me, you can easily get 1,000 press releases some days.
Why do we bring this up? Because it is extremely fishy. Yes, government agencies do this frequently. But these last few seem to be something of importance. Unless, of course, your main objective is pushing specific vaccines and you don’t want anything to derail that. Add in the fact that the Johnson & Johnson shot had a pause put on it while the mRNA shots had not. It raises questions.