Notes on Covid vaccines in young people

There have been reports of deaths in New Zealand teenagers within weeks of being administered with the Comirnaty product.

It is concerning that there has been a concentration of unusual fatal events in teenagers in a short space of time, coinciding with the roll-out of the experimental product with only provisional Medsafe approval.

There’s not yet enough information to make conclusions on these specific cases, but there are reasons for concern.

The first is medical. The timing and the type of health event, raises the chance of connection – at the very least to the point of acknowledgement and urgent investigation.

Heart attacks or myocardial infarctions, to use the technical term, are exceedingly rare in teenagers.[1] Generally, only case-reports are described and they often are associated with other factors, such as illicit drug use.[2] Similarly, another possibility, community acquired vein clots in otherwise well children are extremely rare. A search of cases at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne from 2007 to 2015 yielded only eleven.[3] The term ‘heart attack’ may refer to myocarditis or heart muscle inflammation, which has been linked to the vaccine by the government’s own medicine regulator.[4]

It is not clear whether proper investigations have taken place. The lack of interest is at odds with growing evidence of harm in young people after the Pfizer mRNA injection overseas. One study highlights a case-series of heart inflammation in 13 US adolescents in Washington state[7] with a median onset three days after the vaccine. A cohort study from Spain shows a three-fold increased risk of any vein clot after the second dose, compared to unvaccinated people.[8] Overseas reports of injury post-vaccination are like those described here in NZ. Singapore media described a case of heart inflammation as a ‘heart attack’ in a 16-year-old. Their government has agreed to pay the teenager $225,000 in compensation.[9]

We need to remember that the risk of death from covid-19 in teenagers is almost zero, as is their overall risk of death in this country.[11] The evidence relating to young people dying within a fortnight of a vaccine must not be hastily swept under the carpet

That the deaths are being downplayed is the second concern. The willingness of authorities to act and say there is no connection, when they don’t have or provide information, is a very serious breach of their duty. It is an awful risk to take.

The response from government officials has been surprisingly dismissive.[5] In a recent newspaper article, director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield stated that if there was “any possibility” of such a link, a health professional would have reported it. This is an extremely weak form of ‘argument from authority’ (essentially Bloomfield said that since no authority has reported it, it didn’t happen).

The principal of another school stated that he understood the death was “due to a suspected heart attack – not COVID”. This excuse sidesteps the core question, and is typical of preparedness to use non-experts saying silly things when they back the pro-Covid vaccine narrative.

Another article quoted the Prime Minister: Jacinda Ardern said there have been no deaths to any teenagers in New Zealand related to getting vaccinated and encouraged New Zealanders to continue getting vaccinated.[6]

Further information about these cases is clearly in the public interest. Were autopsies carried out? What were their results? What was the working diagnosis? A full investigation and disclosure of the evidence for vaccine harm is surely the only prudent response given the gravity of these events. Are there other deaths after the injection that are not reported?

This cluster of deaths should make us all take a sober look at the real risks of this experimental injection and dig deeper into the details of these deaths, as our next generation depends on us for guidance.