Young men face an elevated risk of heart inflammation after getting vaccinated for COVID, a virus that poses very little threat to them in the first place, a top medical expert told The Daily Wire Friday.
Speaking on the “Morning Wire” podcast, Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an oncology surgeon at the school’s affiliated hospital, noted a recent study from Cedars Sinai found a disturbing 30% increase in heart attack deaths among adults between the ages of 25 and 44 during the first two years of the COVID pandemic. One theory holds that the uptick could be the result of COVID itself, while another places blame on the vaccine. Makary said there is evidence for the latter.
“We did not see the uptake before the vaccine was rolled out, but, young people were primarily affected around that same time as well,” he said. “The state of Florida did their own study, looking at heart attacks after the vaccine in particular, and found that there was an 81% increase in sudden death from heart attacks in the months following the vaccine compared to baseline rates. So many people do believe that the vaccine is one of the causes of heart problems in young people.”
Although the federal government and pharmaceutical industry initially downplayed or even denied it, the vaccine has increasingly been linked to myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart. Makary said myocarditis appears most prevalent after the second dose of the vaccine. He noted that parts of Europe, unlike the U.S., have discouraged giving the second dose to young, healthy people.
Makary also dispelled what he called a “myth” pushed by the medical establishment that myocarditis is more common after actual COVID infection than after the vaccine, saying the data does not support that claim. In fact, figures show a young male is 28 times more likely to suffer myocarditis after getting the vaccine than after contracting COVID, he said.
According to Makary, all the data suggests it may be a bad idea for young healthy adults, especially males, to get the vaccine. Young males between 16 and 30 have a higher risk of myocarditis than their female peers by a factor of nine to one, he said.
“They have the lowest benefit from a vaccine because they are the lowest risk of any COVID complications,” Makary said. “We still don’t know if any young, healthy person has ever died of COVID in the United States. The CDC won’t tell us, and they’ve never broken the data down by young people who are healthy versus had a comorbidity like leukemia or an immunosuppression condition.”
Doctors still don’t know the long-term effects of the type of myocarditis being associated with the vaccine.
“MRIs of people’s heart three months after myocarditis from the vaccine found there were still abnormalities on those MRIs, which make people worry in the medical field, that the inflammation may resolve in some kind of scarring. That’s a general pattern and physiology we see is that after something’s inflamed, some scar tissue can set in.”
“And the concern is that could affect the conduction of the heart,” he added. “That is the electrical. rhythm and beat of the heart.”