“Concerning”: Myocarditis Diagnoses Spiked In Military in 2021, New Data Show
Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),
The rate of myocarditis spiked in the military in 2021, newly disclosed data show.
Diagnoses of myocarditis, a form of heart inflammation, jumped 130.5 percent in 2021 when compared to the average from the years 2016 to 2020, according to data from the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED).
The data was downloaded by a whistleblower and presented to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).
All four of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States can cause myocarditis, according to U.S. officials. They added a warning for Johnson & Johnson’s shot this month.
COVID-19 can also cause myocarditis, though some experts say the data on that front is weaker.
The whistleblower downloaded the data from DMED in 2023, about a year after the Pentagon said it fixed a data corruption issue with the military health system.
The data also showed spikes in diagnoses of pulmonary embolism (41.2 percent), ovarian dysfunction (38.2 percent), and “complications and ill-defined descriptions of heart disease” (37.7 percent).
Johnson called the spike in diagnoses “concerning.”
The Pentagon and the Defense Health Agency, which manages the DMED, did not respond to requests for comment.
[ZH: Take a few minutes to watch Senator Rand Paul asking the Moderna CEO questions about myocarditis today…]
NEW: Sen. @RandPaul Confronts Moderna CEO About the Risk of Myocarditis in Young Males
Paul: “You’re saying that for ages 16 to 24, among males who take the COVID vaccine, their risk of myocarditis is less than people who get the disease?”
Bancel: “That is my understanding —”… pic.twitter.com/ClifylOe0g
— The Vigilant Fox ? (@VigilantFox) March 22, 2023
Difference in Percentages
The newly disclosed data also showed higher increases than the Pentagon previously reported.
The military, for instance, had claimed that the rate of pulmonary embolism had increased just 25.4 percent in 2021.
Both rates were much lower than 468 percent.
That was among the shocking spikes in disease diagnoses identified by whistleblowers in 2022.
After the spikes were made public, military officials claimed the increases were not correct because some diagnoses in the years 2016 to 2020 had not been counted.
The undercounts stemmed from “corrupt” data, the military told Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in a 2022 letter. The problem was fixed in early 2022, officials said. They gave Johnson a list of percentage increases of 15 diagnoses on Feb. 15, 2022.
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Wed, 03/22/2023 – 16:21