Myocarditis: Internet Search Association With Vaccination
The Vaccine Wars Part XLVII
What does Google Trends have to say about which state's people are searching more about myocarditis on Google?
I downloaded the geomap ccv file, then ran a rank-rank comparison between the states according to percent fully vaccinated (NYT data set from May 12, 2022, my most recent refresh), and came up with a solid association between those vaccinated and interest in the topic.
The slope is suppressed a bit due to a lack of decimal places in the Google data (discrete and with a limited range), so we would not even expect a perfect association to have a slope as high as 1. I would guess we are within 15 degrees of angle incidence with the perfect y = x association, where 90 degrees is the range of freedom for the variable/trendline. I'd call that a solid association. Is it backed up by documented medical observation?
Yes. A team of German researchers noted cardiomyocytes in 9 of 15 patients, concluding, "Thus, vaccine-encoded spike protein seems to reach the heart," (Baumeier et al, 2022).
So, were there people Googling about myocarditis during 2020, prior to vaccine rollout?
Clearly the searches spiked as vaccines began to be rolled out beyond the elderly population. But there was a brief spike in search around the late summer of 2020. Of course, this was between the big waves, so what elevated the searching?
I performed a Google search for "myocarditis" in the range 7/1/2020 to 9/30/2020 to see what would turn up. I'll share the first few links.
A study (Tissières and Teboul, 2020) noted 20 cases of SARS-CoV-2 associated cases of myocarditis among several European nations was published in July.
A study (Greulich et al, 2020) published in August showed cardiac death among people with biopsy-proven viral myocarditis.
An article on ESPN (with video) from August 10, 2020 about how the football season was in jeopardy due to myocarditis.
Scientific American (August 31, 2020): COVID-19 Can Wreck Your Heart, Even if You Haven’t Had Any Symptoms.
It is noteworthy that public health experts were busy making a whole gaggle of videos about myocarditis. Huh.
I'm going to guess that third (bulleted above) article is that one that got people Googling about myocarditis. Out of curiosity, I reran the Google trends for the date range 7/1/2020 through 9/30/2020, and the states where people were Googling myocarditis changed.
If you're not familiar with college football, understand that Nebraska and Ohio are two of the states in which NCAA Football is an official religion, dominant in many counties.
Yes, it does seem that the searches were motivated out of fear of cancelation of the college football season. Strangely, public health officials weren't around to tell us how mild and rare these cases might be.
Just over a year ago, the CDC finally came to grips publicly about the "likely" elevated risk of heart damage in the form of myocarditis and pericarditis among those getting "vaccinated". This revelation came only after Israeli researchers came to the same conclusion two month earlier, and the University of Washington prodded the CDC behind closed doors. Scarier is how public health officials were pushing the rollout of additional injections in the face of dose dependence of the damage.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky was there to tell us that the myocarditis was "rare but mild" and "put it in perspective" for us with a stated risk-benefit statement that
Fails to distinguish between the young and the old,
Assumes the vaccines prevent COVID-19, and
Makes cases more mild,
These cases of heart damage are indeed rare and mild.
The problem is not simply that Walensky was mistaken, but that she was wrong on every account. One might also be concerned that she was wrong with a smile, but I'll leave that one for the psychiatrists.
No, wait…let me go back…the first problem is that the signals of dramatic increases in cardiac injury were already there in the military's DMSS/DMED health databases. If anyone was looking. I'll come back to that…
Researchers declaring no conflict of interest, but who work for Kaiser Permanente which comprises roughly half of the sites contributing to the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) published a report suggesting that background rates of myocarditis and pericarditis are higher than previously believed (Sharff et al, 2022). However, their paper failed to account for the kinds of unrecognized confounders that I demonstrated exist in the VSD's database.
Final Jeopardy: How do you motivate flyover states to get vaccinated?
Also, if the spike protein is what separates SARS-CoV-2 from other CoVs that cause common colds, then the obvious first guess would be that the spike protein causes myocarditis. So, given that health authorities expressed concern (enough to suppress a large national sports religion) in mid-2020 over myocarditis, why then were they not monitoring for signals of myocarditis after vaccination early in 2021?
Many people including Steve Kirsch have shared this graph from goodsciencing.com showing the athletes started to collapse as more young people were vaccinated in 2021. That article now lists scores of dead athletes, with citation.
Do COVID/Long COVID Cause These Heart Issues?
The short answer is: No, not really. At least not in large numbers.
Source: The Exposé
However, you've probably seen pieces of the propaganda campaign designed to make you think otherwise, so I'm going to break the data down for you as completely as possible.
Note the language used in this study: "COVID-19 was significantly associated with an increased risk for myocarditis, with risk varying by age group." The researchers do nothing to determine whether,
The factors that lead to heart damage make people susceptible to COVID-19, or
Catching COVID-19 leads to heart damage.
The distinction could not be more important! If the first statement dominates the relationship, then stopping COVID-19 (not that the quasi-vaccines do that) does not prevent these cases of heart damage. And as we saw in the DMED data, the cases of myocarditis were independent of the number of cases of COVID-19. In fact, (monthly) cases of acute myocarditis were down in 2020, but rose throughout 2021 up through the August mandate deadline.
Just in case you may be wondering about the totality of the evidence of heart problems associated with SARS-CoV-2 relative to the quasi-vaccines, you might read Jessica Rose's substack where she frequently writes about the most recent evidence (right now she is the data side of the world's expert pairing with Dr. Peter McCullough), or watch Chris Martenson's video summarizing the facts.