Cardiovascular emergencies in Israel increased by 25% after COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Cardiovascular emergencies in Israel increased by 25% after COVID-19 vaccine rollout

A recently published study from Israel has confirmed a strong correlation between a massive increase in emergency cardiovascular events among people under 40 and the beginning of the country’s Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) mass vaccination program.

The study, published in the peer-reviewed open access journal Scientific Reports, was conducted by two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management with the help of Dr. Eli Jaffe, deputy director of the Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency medical service (EMS).

The researchers evaluated data from the Magen David Adom from 2019 to 2021. Specifically, they studied data concerning emergency calls among 16- to 39-year-olds all over Israel “with potential factors including COVID-19 infection and vaccination rates.”

This investigation found a 25 percent increase in emergency calls between January to May 2021, compared with the same time in 2019 and 2020. This coincides with the beginning of Israel’s COVID-19 mass vaccination program, which began in late Dec. 2020 and primarily used Pfizer’s experimental and deadly mRNA vaccine.

“The weekly emergency call counts were significantly associated with the rates of 1st and 2nd vaccine doses administered to this age group but were not with COVID-19 infection rates,” wrote the researchers. “While not establishing causal relationships, the findings raise concerns regarding vaccine-induced undetected severe cardiovascular side-effects and underscore the already established causal relationship between vaccines and myocarditis, a frequent cause of unexpected cardiac arrest in young individuals.”

Higher COVID-19 infection rates do not increase risk of heart complications

The researchers noted that their study aligns with previous investigations that found the overall incidence rate of heart complications like cardiac arrest “were not always associated with higher COVID-19 infection rates at a population level.”

There was also no connection between hospitalization rates for myocardial infarctions with the initial COVID-19 wave compared to pre-pandemic baselines in Israel.

“These results also are mirrored by a report of increased emergency department visits with cardiovascular complaints during the vaccination rollout in Germany as well as increased EMS calls for cardiac incidents in Scotland,” wrote the researchers.

Another study, carried out by researchers from Sweden and investigating populations in four Nordic countries, confirmed that it was more common for people to experience heart inflammation requiring hospital care if they received COVID-19 vaccines than if they remained unvaccinated.

The researchers recommend that, when future studies evaluate possible side effects and outcomes of the COVID-19 vaccine, officials should incorporate EMS data and other relevant information to identify potential new health trends, including an increase in EMS calls following COVID-19 mass vaccination programs, and “promptly investigate potential underlying causes.”

Unfortunately, despite confirming that the COVID-19 vaccine is responsible for an increased risk of experiencing heart complications, the research team still believed in its supposed benefits. They wrote that the “benefits of COVID-19 vaccination are clear, especially for populations at great risk of developing serious and potentially life-threatening illness.”

However, the researchers did concede that “it is important to better understand the potential risks to minimize potential harm.”