Two healthy high school basketball players died suddenly on the same day. Cameran Wheatley, a 17-year-old senior at Bremen High School, collapsed during a game with Chicago High School on February 8, 2022.
Meanwhile, in East Texas, Devonte Mumphrey collapsed on the same day and died from a sudden cardiac arrest. Devonte, 15, was a basketball standout who was nominated for Mr. Texas Basketball Player of the Week after scoring 45 points in a single game in January. As a freshman, Mumphrey was named the District Newcomer of the Year.
Mumphrey’s family had already dealt with tragedy a couple of years ago when Devonte’s younger cousin A’niya Tyra died following a battle with brain cancer.
My recent articles published in the Desert Review have dealt not only with brain cancer but with the mounting increases in collapses and sudden deaths in young athletes.
The chances of an otherwise healthy adolescent dying of sudden cardiac death (SCD) is scarce and have been estimated in PubMed studies at roughly 1 in 200,000. We should see reports on these events no more than a few times in a decade, yet we read about them nearly every day. Why?
Here we have something more unusual than an exploding supernova lighting up the daytime sky.
Instead, we see something almost as uncommon as a meteor striking earth and destroying the dinosaurs. The extinction meteor actually is about 100x less common, although you get the point.
What we just witnessed is an event so unlikely that it should not have occurred in our lifetimes, nor in the time the human race has existed on the planet – some 300,000 years. Because the event I am referring to should only occur once every 625,000 years.
For two high school basketball players to die of cardiac arrest suddenly on the same day without any other causative factors would be 1 in 200,000 squared or 1 in 40 billion.
You may ask, how unlikely is such an event? Your lifetime risk of being struck by lightning is 1 in 18,000. Your lifetime risk of being struck twice is 1 in 18,000 squared or 1 in 324 million – assuming there are no hidden risk factors.
For example, if you climbed Mt. Whitney every summer, your chances would be MUCH greater as the summit of this mountain is frequently struck by lightning, and there is a warning to that effect.
EXTREME DANGER FROM LIGHTNING – To avoid being struck by lightning, immediately leave the area if any of the following conditions exist. Dark clouds nearby, thunder, hail or rain. Hissing in the air. Static electricity in the hair or fingertips.
But assuming you don’t climb thunderstorm-ridden mountain peaks every year, your chances of lightning strike injury would be closer to 1 in 18,000.
Thus, the chance of two healthy high school students dying of SCD on the same day is 123 times less likely [40 billion divided by 324 million] than you getting struck twice by lightning in your lifetime.
For another comparison, the chance of two people on earth having identical fingerprints is estimated at 1 in 64 billion.
According to Scotland Yard, based on those odds, it would take more than “a million years for two people with identical fingerprints to appear by chance.” Identical twins have different sets of fingerprints. Even two clones do not have the same fingerprints because of many environmental influences occurring during development.
Suppose it would take one million years to find two people by chance who happened to have the same fingerprints. In that case, we could expect to wait 625 thousand years [40 billion divided by 64 billion x one million years] to encounter a day where two high schoolers die of SCD naturally – assuming there were no hidden causes.
But there is another causative factor here - the mandatory COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
Just like the increased risk of lightning strike in a mountain climber would alter his odds and make his susceptibility to strike MUCH more likely, young people who receive the mRNA vaccine have a MUCH higher rate of myocarditis.
On page 576 of this PubMed article on sudden death in the young, Dr. Molander writes about myocarditis – “which can be fatal.”
Since we know the mRNA vaccines are associated with heart inflammation which increases the rate of myocarditis - a known risk factor of sudden death - the vaccine is the most likely cause for these sudden deaths seen in Cameran and Devonte. Absent any risk factors, the odds of such an event occurring naturally would be statistically-speaking, virtually impossible.
According to Dr. Peter McCullough, the background rate of myocarditis is 4 per million per year. That would predict roughly 640 cases out of the susceptible 160 million Americans under age 50. However the VAERS reporting system has already recorded some 11,000 cases. See mark 29:11
So when one considers the under-reporting factor of VAERS is roughly 5x, we are looking at an actual figure of some 55,000 cases of myocarditis when the background rate would predict only 640. The actual increased rate of myocarditis associated with the mRNA vaccines would thus appear closer to 55,000/640 or 85 times.
A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) looked at the increased risk of myocarditis with the mRNA vaccine, and found that the risk was 133x greater than the background. Dr. John Campbell fears it could be even higher.
Campbell reported on this study and commented, “ Is there a 133 times greater risk? It’s actually probably much more significant than that, but what we know from the data – my calculations at least – it’s 84 times increased risk…” See mark 1:40.
Campbell went further and explained that this underestimates the genuine risk because strict criteria were used to diagnose myocarditis. Other cases of vaccine-induced cardiac inflammation may not rise to this level yet would still represent substantial cardiac risk.
The website goodsciencing.com documents the collapses and sudden deaths among athletes, as I have been following these last few weeks. They have now recorded some 649 athlete collapses with 404 sudden deaths over the past year.
What is most instructive is the breakdown by age in these deaths. These sudden deaths began occurring in January 2021, only AFTER the vaccination program had begun. We saw none of them in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic's deadly Winter Surge.
In the first quarter, we witnessed 15 of these young athlete deaths while in the second quarter, we saw 30 more, while we watched 84 more lose their lives in the third quarter. There were 206 more sudden deaths in the fourth quarter, and now we see 137 sudden deaths in the first six weeks of 2022.
Devonte Mumphrey was 15 years old, while Cameran Wheatley was 17. As of today, the following are the numbers of sudden deaths recorded in the goodsciencing.com website stratified by age:
Age 19 deaths = 16
Age 18 deaths = 12
Age 17 deaths = 20
Age 16 deaths = 19
Pfizer BioNTech approved for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for persons 16 and older on December 11, 2020.
Age 15 deaths = 11
Age 14 deaths = 4
Age 13 deaths = 2
Age 12 deaths = 4
The EUA expanded to include adolescents aged 12 to 15 on May 10, 2021.
Age 11 deaths = 0
Age 10 deaths = 0
Age 9 deaths = 0
Age 8 deaths = 0
Age 7 deaths = 1
Age 6 deaths = 0
Age 5 deaths = 0
The CDC expanded the vaccination program to children ages 5 to 11 years old on November 11, 2021.
Age 4 deaths = 0
Age 3 deaths = 0
Age 2 deaths = 0
There is a clear positive correlation between the length of time a vaccine has been approved and the number of deaths.
Dr. Campbell reported on the JAMA article that myocarditis risk was much more significant following the second vaccination than after the first. See mark 13:50.
Campbell broke the risk down in the 16 to 17-year-old male age cohort and noticed that after the first vaccination, the risk of myocarditis increased 7.26 fold, while after the second dose, the risk increased another 105.86 times, adding up to the total risk of 113.12 times. See mark 19.20
The point is that these vaccines increase the risk of myocarditis by more than 100 times, and myocarditis is associated with sudden death. So the risk of sudden death, while typically only 1 in 200,000, is much higher.
We notice a prominent warning sign for the increased risk of lightning strikes on Mt. Whitney. Why? Because it would not be fair to fail to warn of a deadly event if one could do something to prevent it. We have an ethical duty to warn. Beyond that, the National Park Service could be sued if they failed to warn hikers of a known risk of death.
Why do we get no warning from our CDC and NIH about the known risk of myocarditis with sudden death from the mRNA vaccines?
Dr. Campbell answers, “I don’t know why mainstream media don’t report on these things more than they do. You would think it would be a legitimate part of informed comment. So I don’t know the answer to that, you’d have to ask the Director-General of the various mainstream media outlets and their people in charge.” See mark 00:35.
In Australia now, we hear the Prime Minister state that the patient knows the vaccine risks. It is not the government’s responsibility to warn – it is your doctor’s job to tell you and your job to decide. Just listen to this reporter’s question, and the answer Prime Minister Scott Morrison gives.
Reporter – “Of people who suddenly died after taking AstraZeneca (vaccine), would you be worried if one of those people as I understand it, or the family claims wasn’t fully informed of the symptoms to look out for?”
Prime Minister Morrison – “We are all responsible for our own health, and when it comes to getting informed consent to any procedure you may have, or I may have, then I am ultimately responsible for what people do in their health treatment to me – and there has been the opportunity for people to visit their GP, and have that consultation…and the informed consent process provides the decision to the individual. That’s the sort of country that we live in. People make their own decisions about their own health and their own bodies.” See mark 00:13.
But is the choice free, and is the informed consent real?
Nowhere on the CDC website does it say the risk of myocarditis is increased more than 100 times with the mRNA vaccines, and nowhere does it say the risk of sudden cardiac death is increased in the young.
All we are told is that the vaccines are “safe and effective.” Yet, even the physician community, including me, has viewed the JAMA article some 472,000 times, despite being recently posted on January 25, 2022.
A scientist posted this comment on February 1, 2022, on the JAMA article’s website,
“The study reports increases in the risk of myocarditis from mRNA vaccination based on reports to VAERS and on pre-COVID-19 reference data. The reports were submitted to VAERS in the December 2020 to August 2021 time frame. The publication is late. It comes nearly eight months since the CDC identified the potential myocarditis risk and nearly five months after the VAERS reports were submitted. Why the delay in publication?”
A nurse posted this comment on February 10, 2022, “I was curious as to the physical activity levels of these study participants. Is there any suggestion of active subjects in this study playing intense sports, or exercise, immediately following the 2nd vaccination? Should a guideline be presented for athletes to rest for a period of time, to allow normal return of immune response? I am also a college soccer coach so I have extreme interest in this topic for my players' safety.”
Both comments are spot on and should be have been addressed months ago, so measures could have been taken to protect our young athletes. However, you can rest assured neither the authors nor the CDC or FDA posted any guidance to the soccer coach’s query.
However, speaking as a physician, allow me to step in and answer. If your high school student has had one vaccination, perhaps DO NOT get the second, as that could increase the risk of myocarditis and sudden death by 100 times. Absolutely check with his doctor first.
If your soccer player has had a second shot, it might be wise to keep your student out of soccer practice for two full weeks AND until his family doctor clears your athlete to resume play. But that is just what I would advise my patients, having read the JAMA study, and the VAERS data. I do not represent the views of the CDC nor the interests of Pfizer.
This begs the question, would Devonte and Cameran be alive today if they had received that advice?
And when Devonte or Cameran’s parents later say they were never warned of the increased risk of sudden death, I have no doubt they will get the same answer as Australia’s Prime Minister gave, that they all had access to their own family doctor. It is ultimately their responsibility that they chose to take the vaccine.
One explanation for the majority of sudden deaths in those over age 12 is because they have been vaccinated for more than eight months now, since May 10, 2021, which is sufficient time to have received the second or even third shots – the riskiest ones.
Conversely, the reason the age 5 through 11 group has only one death might be because their vaccinations have been approved only since November 11, 2021, with far fewer having received the second and third doses.
And if these vaccines, by some incredible feat of corruption, are approved for those aged 2 to 4, I fear we will begin witnessing sudden deaths in that age group as well.
We have MADD, mothers against drunk drivers. Perhaps it is time for citizens to form another similar organization to protect our youngest against these toxic mRNA injections. Maybe we should all join with the Freedom Truckers and protest these hideous vaccine mandates because later, we will be told it was our fault that we did not object.
Dr. Robert Malone, the Chief Architect of the mRNA vaccines, wisely advises, “If there is risk there must be choice.” Please read his eloquent open letter to the Canadian Truckers.
People need to be informed about the risks of vaccine-related sudden death in the young. And the mandates – the compulsory vaccination of our youth – need to end immediately. Those who freely choose to get vaccinated while knowing the risks can do so. But it is left up to citizens like you, me, and Dr. John Campbell to get the word out on the increased risks of myocarditis and sudden death when mainstream media won’t.
The media won’t, and the CDC and FDA won’t because the sad fact is that they are captured. Regulatory capture is now the rule rather than the exception for Pharmaceutical Corporations and Vaccine Manufacturers. So our guiding principle must become caveat emptor over vaccine mandate.
If the CDC will not warn about the risks of sudden cardiac death in your children, it is up to us to let everyone know. Unfortunately, parents do not realize the massively increased risk of myocarditis and sudden death following vaccination.
Let us all speak out and spread the word because these deaths will continue to mount if we don't. And school basketball courts across the nation will continue to witness teenage players collapsing. At the same time, thousands of classmates will record these horrific events on their cell phones, only to have the footage censored by social media.
Schools will be closed and candlelight vigils will be held while countless lives will be forever changed. Families will mourn while the truth will be scrubbed, stripped, and censored.
And, unless we intervene, lightning will continue to strike twice with ever-growing frequency while no one will be the wiser. So, let us ALL join the growing freedom movement which has now spread around the globe.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
― Edmund Burke
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.