Chest pain, signs and symptoms of heart failure, the elevation of ST segments, and cardiac troponin increases are all signs of acute heart damage. Physicians often observe these in people with heart attacks or inflammatory conditions like myocarditis.
Both heart attacks and myocarditis can be life-threatening and life-ending.
Although these features are usually observed in older individuals with risk factors for heart disease, they are increasingly being seen in the young and healthy. They are also being seen in the fittest and most accomplished athletes, a population with the healthiest hearts. More and more reports of young people developing myocarditis after vaccination have made it into the news, despite widespread censorship.
Dr. Peter McCullough has shed light on this crucial topic. As a leading cardiologist and epidemiologist with over 650 peer-reviewed publications to his credit, he also happens to be a leading world expert on COVID-19, with almost 50 peer-reviewed publications. He is the “most published person in the world” in the field of cardio-renal medicine. See mark 00:35.
His opinions have been sought by the White House and the US Senate.
Dr. McCullough recently co-authored a report with Dr. Jessica Rose, a virologist and epidemiologist in Canada reviewing data in the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
Although rare, McCullough says that vaccine-related cardiac events are much more common in young people than COVID-19 issues - 19 times more common, according to the scientific data.
Dr. McCullough reports that the relative risk for myocarditis is increased by 19-fold in age 12 to 15-year-old males following the second mRNA vaccination. See mark 4:32
During a recent interview, Dr. McCullough reported, "Myocarditis as a background problem in children is rare, and while all events that occur after vaccination are rare... it is all about the relative occurrence. In the analysis by Tracy Hoag and colleagues, her results are clear; that a child is more likely to develop myocarditis and be hospitalized than ever get COVID-19, the respiratory illness, and become hospitalized. So, the vaccination or prevention is far worse than what it's trying to prevent." See mark 4:53
After passing rigorous peer review, McCullough and Rose's paper was accepted by the medical journal, Current Problems in Cardiology. McCullough explains in an interview that this is a "lead review journal in cardiology."
There was an ongoing dialogue between the author and editor. That dialogue had "clearly indicated the paper was welcomed at the journal, administratively processed, reviewed, and then fully accepted for publication."
Following the acceptance, "which is final," McCullough reports there was a copyright agreement, a publication agreement, and extra charges for producing color figures.
"All the contracts were signed, and all the payments were made to the journal and then the paper was published online...and it was cited and indexed in the National Library of Medicine - PubMed. That paper became part of medical history and began to be widely used because this week is the current FDA review for vaccination with the Pfizer vaccination in children age 5 to 11."
Dr. McCullough added, "It couldn't be a more important time to have a peer-reviewed paper available for the world as well as the US leaders for COVID-19 to review." But, unfortunately, the paper was subsequently and abruptly "taken down" or withdrawn by Elsevier, the journal's parent company, for no good reason.
"(Published) papers can only be withdrawn according to their rules. And according to the publication contract, they can only be pulled down if they are scientifically invalid, (contain) incorrect information, or if in fact there is a typesetting error or other problem."
None of those things occurred, and the paper was thus not available for the FDA to consider when reviewing the safety data. As a result, on October 29, 2021, the vaccine was approved with the Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock saying,
“As a mother and a physician, I know that parents, caregivers, school staff, and children have been waiting for today’s authorization. Our comprehensive and rigorous evaluation of the data pertaining to the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness should help assure parents and guardians that this vaccine meets our high standards.”
I wonder if Dr. McCullough would agree that the FDA had all the necessary information to make that statement. How many will develop myocarditis out of the projected 28 million school children set to be vaccinated? And how many lawsuits will erupt when these inevitable myocarditis cases occur?
Because although it may be true that one cannot successfully sue a vaccine manufacturer in the United States for adverse events, one may still sue another entity that illegally violates a contract for suppressing information that results in some harm.
The vaccine manufacturers have been immunized against lawsuits since 1986 when a law gave them immunity from liability associated with the vaccines. The National Child Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) had the noble intent of ensuring a stable supply of vaccines; however, many realized that the vaccine industry saw it as a free pass to create profitable and unsafe drugs.
But to make matters even worse, in February of 2020, HHS Secretary Alex Azar invoked the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act to provide legal protection to companies producing or distributing critical medical supplies, including vaccines. This act means that unless the company has engaged in “willful misconduct,” one cannot recover damages against the vaccine maker for even the most severe COVID-19 vaccine complications.
However, if a publisher violates a contract, and that violation prevents crucial safety information from reaching a regulatory agency, the law will not shield them.
Dr. McCullough was clear, "This is basically an attempt at censorship...This is tortious interference… Elsevier is illegally attempting to censor this paper right at the moment that it’s needed most when a vaccine manufacturer is going to the US FDA and seeking approval for emergency vaccination of children ages 5 through 11." See mark 8:45
The interviewer could not contain her disgust. "This is absolutely shocking, it’s absolutely appalling." See mark 9:45
Dr. Peter McCullough was the first to publish organized early outpatient treatment protocols to treat COVID-19. He testified at the US Senate with Dr. George Fareed and Dr. Harvey Risch in 2020, and both this testimony and these physicians were prominently featured in my book, Ivermectin for the World, published in 2021.
The censorship and propaganda surrounding the suppression of repurposed drugs by the FDA and Big Pharma have also been reported in detail.
Most recently, the related movement towards US authoritarianism has become an outgrowth of this increasing censorship and propaganda that many experts believe has led to hundreds of thousands of preventable COVID-19 deaths - due to the lack of repurposed drug use. In addition, now it appears there will be further morbidity and mortality from vaccine-related cardiac complications that are being hidden.
The lawsuit against Elsevier will slowly wind its way through the courts while the lawyers fight about the legalities of contract breach, tortious interference, and public policy.
As we have seen numerous times with the tobacco companies, the result likely will be a monetary settlement and a slap on the wrist. Yet, at the same time, monstrous Big Pharma continues to steamroll over our lives, our liberties, and our most cherished American values. The close relationship between Big Pharma and our government – vis à vis the FDA, CDC, and NIH – has recently been unveiled in a series of sweetheart deals and blatant corruption.
This alliance is now robbing us of our children's health. Will you go along with this silently? Or will you support the false narrative by criticizing all those who resist vaccinations or contest the mandates?
What will happen to others if we don't stand up for doctors like Peter McCullough? Will we allow our beloved America to become a country where we condone censorship concerning the most vital of science?
Now that peer-reviewed articles have been censored when they don't fit the narrative, what is next? Book burning?
We have seen this movie before in Russia, Czechoslovakia, and China. We all know full well how it ends. The question is, what are you and I, the average American citizens, going to do about it? Sit back and remain silent?
Or support free speech?
Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. recently spoke at a conference entitled, "Pandemic and the Road to Totalitarianism."
His thoughts on censorship helped me understand what was going on with authoritarianism and what Mark Levin describes as American Marxism. While we may disagree with another’s viewpoint, we must hold fast to the principle of fighting for their right of expression. Many Americans don’t see that we are under attack. Mark Levin knows we are.
Kennedy said, “If a government can hide what it is doing by censoring its opponents, it has a license to do anything it wants.”
For example, when Dr. McCullough publishes a peer-reviewed scientific article that contradicts the Big Pharma narrative, one would expect an appropriate scientific debate between the two sides. In America, that would entail a televised discussion where qualified experts would openly provide their evidence.
However, in a totalitarian system, opposing viewpoints are silenced. This censorship may involve mild forms such as taking down Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube posts. Recently we have noticed that opposing peer-reviewed studies are often criticized as being of inferior quality, being published in obscure medical journals, having poor study design, or not being randomized and double-blinded.
When the author is a leading expert, like Dr. McCullough, and where there are no weaknesses in the paper, the extreme solution is chosen – to simply censor the study from view.
And what is the response when these doctors report scientific data that goes against the narrative? Kennedy answered that in his speech, “It’s not debate. It’s not ‘Let me see your evidence,’ but it is instead, ‘These people are dangerous; they need to be silenced.’ Yet that is not America.”
He brought up the story of The Diary of Anne Frank, a critical legacy from the Holocaust. Her tragic ordeal could never have occurred without the state-endorsed censorship and propaganda that caused one group of citizens to turn on another.
He related what his famous father once told him - when RFK Jr. was still a young boy.
We must confront this scenario, especially when the authoritarian dictates cause people to lose patience with those who remain unvaccinated. In Hitler’s time, the Jews were demonized as the cause of all strife in German society. Today, those who refuse vaccination and write about its risks are hated – even great physicians like Dr. Peter McCullough.
When talking to his young son, the senior Kennedy warned him that the Nazi horror could happen again in the future because people are prone to blindly follow a mesmerizing authoritarian. It is not specific to Germans.
The late Senator Kennedy told young Robert the following, “This is not anything to do with Germans. We all have this disease. You kids need to ask yourselves this – If this ever happened in the United States, would you be the people who hid Anne Frank, or would you be the people who turned her in?”
Dr. Justus R. Hope, writer’s pseudonym, graduated summa cum laude from Wabash College where he was named a Lilly Scholar. He attended Baylor College of Medicine where he was awarded the M.D. degree. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at The University of California Irvine Medical Center. He is board-certified and has taught at The University of California Davis Medical Center in the departments of Family Practice and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has practiced medicine for over 35 years and maintains a private practice in Northern California.