England study confirms deaths from myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccines

As The Defender reported on Thursday, the largest study to date on myocarditis deaths related to COVID-19 vaccination found that 100 people in England died of myocarditis soon after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

The study, published Aug. 22 in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation,  found more than half (51) of the deaths occurred within 1 to 28 days after receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and just under half (49) of the deaths occurred within 1 to 28 days after a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

A team of 14 researchers looked at deaths after a hospital stay for myocarditis or with myocarditis listed as a cause of death on a death certificate among 42.8 million vaccinated people in England aged 13 and older between Dec. 1, 2020, and Dec. 15, 2021.

The researchers evaluated the association between vaccination and myocarditis for different ages and sex groups by tracking hospital admissions and deaths from myocarditis by age and gender and in relation to how many doses of a vaccine the person received.

About 20 million people got the AstraZeneca vaccine, 20 million got the Pfizer vaccine, and more than 1 million got the Moderna vaccine. Men under age 40, as a group, showed a heightened increased risk of myocarditis following all three vaccine types.

Although the study concluded the risk of myocarditis from SARS-CoV2 was greater than the risk of myocarditis from COVID-19 vaccines, there was no control group of unvaccinated people, the study was limited to the 28 days following vaccination and the conclusion didn’t hold true for all ages or all vaccines.

CDC director admits agency gave false information on COVID vaccine safety monitoring

CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky acknowledged publicly for the first time that the agency gave false information about its COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring.

In a letter made public Sept.12, Walensky said the CDC did not analyze certain types of adverse event reports at all in 2021, despite the agency previously saying it began analyzing such reports in February 2021.

“CDC performed PRR [Proportional Reporting Ratio] analysis between March 25, 2022, through July 31, 2022,” Walensky said.

“CDC also recently addressed a previous statement made to the Epoch Times to clarify PRR were not run between February 26, 2021, to September 30, 2021.”

The CDC had promised in several documents, starting in early 2021, to perform a type of analysis called Proportional Reporting Ratio (PRR) on reports submitted to VAERS.

But the agency said in June it did not perform PRRs, and performing them was “outside th[e] agency’s purview.”

Confronted with the contradiction, Dr. John Su, a CDC official, told The Epoch Times in July that the agency started performing PRRs in February 2021 and “continues to do so to date.”

But just weeks later, the CDC said Su was wrong.

“CDC performed PRRs from March 25, 2022, through July 31, 2022,” a spokeswoman told The Epoch Times in August.

Walensky’s recent letter, dated Sept. 2, shows Walensky is aware her agency gave false information.

Court orders Bill Gates, Indian government to respond to lawsuit involving woman who died after AstraZeneca vaccine

An Indian court ordered Bill Gates, the Indian government and the Serum Institute of India — the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer — to provide formal responses relating to a case filed by the father of a 33-year-old doctor who died after receiving AstraZeneca’s Covishield COVID-19 vaccine.

The High Court of Judicature at Bombay set a Nov. 17 deadline for the responses and scheduled a hearing for the same day.

In a lawsuit filed in February, Dilip Lunawat alleged his daughter, Snehal Lunawat, died on March 1, 2021, of complications arising from the Covishield vaccine. He is seeking compensation of about $126 million.

According to Lunawat, his daughter was compelled as a health worker to get the Covishield vaccine and received assurances the vaccine was entirely safe and posed no risk to her health.

But just days after receiving her first dose on Jan. 28, 2021, Snehal developed severe headaches and vomiting and had to be hospitalized.

Doctors said Snehal was suffering from bleeding in the brain, low platelet count and blood-clot formation. After 14 days elapsed without her condition improving, Snehal’s family transferred her to another hospital, where she died eight days later.

Defendants in the case include Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute; Bill Gates, in his role as a partner in the development of the Covishield vaccine; the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; the Indian State of Maharashtra; India’s drug controller general; the former director of the All India Institute of Medical Science and others.

Rockefeller Foundation, nonprofits spend millions on research to ‘nudge’ people to get COVID Vaccines

The Rockefeller Foundation, the National Science Foundation and other nonprofits are pouring millions of dollars into a research initiative “to increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccines and other recommended public health measures by countering mis- and disinformation.”

In conjunction with the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Rockefeller Foundation last month announced $7.2 million in funding for the Mercury Project,  initially launched in November 2021, under the slogan, “Together, we can build a healthier information environment.”

The funds will support 12 teams of researchers in 17 countries who will conduct studies on “ambitious, applied social and behavioral science to combat the growing global threat posed by low COVID-19 vaccination rates and public health mis- and disinformation,” the Rockefeller Foundation said.

The research will include “interventions that target the producers or the consumers of mis- and disinformation, or that increase confidence in reliable information.”

Some of the “interventions” include “literacy training for secondary school students” to “help students identify COVID-19 vaccine misinformation,” “equipping trusted messengers with communication strategies to increase COVID-19 vaccination demand” and “using social networks to share tailored, community-developed messaging to increase COVID-19 vaccination demand.”

This information will, according to the Rockefeller Foundation, “provide evidence about what works — and doesn’t — in specific places and for specific groups to increase COVID-19 vaccination take-up.”

Some critics described the project as one based on “propaganda” aimed at “nudging” the unvaccinated to get vaccinated.

Senate bill aims to end DC schools COVID vaccine mandate

Two Republican senators on Monday introduced a bill they said is designed to protect 12- to 15-year-old students in Washington, D.C., public schools from mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said their legislation, if enacted, would block a 2021 bill by the D.C. Council that amended a 1979 immunization law to add COVID-19 vaccines to the required list of childhood shots.

The senators said enforcement of the 2021 law would be “particularly harmful” to black students, who are at a lower vaccination rate than other students. Cruz said, in a statement, said the policy blatantly discriminates against black students in the nation’s capital as the vaccination rate for black students between the ages of 12 and 15 in Washington, D.C., is 60% — far lower than the city average.