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Israel study links COVID vaccine to increase in cardiac arrest

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Israel study links COVID vaccine to increase in cardiac arrest

Israeli researchers in a new study found a 25 percent increase in cardiovascular-related emergency calls in the young-adult population following the rollout of the COVID vaccines.

No similar increase was found due to COVID infection alone, according to the study which was published on April 28 in the scientific journal Nature.

According to the journal: Cardiovascular adverse conditions are caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections and reported as side-effects of the COVID-19 vaccines. Enriching current vaccine safety surveillance systems with additional data sources may improve the understanding of COVID-19 vaccine safety. Using a unique dataset from Israel National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from 2019 to 2021, the study aims to evaluate the association between the volume of cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome EMS calls in the 16–39-year-old population with potential factors including COVID-19 infection and vaccination rates. An increase of over 25% was detected in both call types during January–May 2021, compared with the years 2019–2020. Using Negative Binomial regression models, 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. 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. Surveillance of potential vaccine side-effects and COVID-19 outcomes should incorporate EMS and other health data to identify public health trends (e.g., increased in EMS calls), and promptly investigate potential underlying causes.

Major media, which have long insisted that COVID infection causes cardiovascular-related problems at a much greater rate than the vaccines, have ignored the study.


In their study, the Israeli researchers used data from Israel National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) related to “cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome EMS calls in the 16- to 39-year-old population” between 2019 and 2021. This enabled them to compare baseline (pre- COVID epidemic) to COVID epidemic without vaccines, to COVID epidemic following widespread vaccine injections.

An increase of over 25 percent was detected in both call types during January–May 2021, compared with the years 2019–2020, the researchers found. That is to say, “increased rates of vaccination … are associated with increased number of CA [cardiac arrest] and ACS [acute coronary syndrome],” the researchers said. By contrast, the study “did not detect a statistically significant association between the COVID-19 infection rates and the CA and ACS weekly call counts”.


While the dangers of myocarditis for young males have gained widespread attention, the new Israeli study found a larger increase in cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome events among females that was linked to the COVID vaccines.

Myocarditis is known to be a “major cause of sudden, unexpected deaths in adults less than 40 years of age and is assessed to be responsible for 12–20% of these deaths,” the study’s authors note. They add that their findings have been mirrored by researchers in Germany and Scotland.

Israel health authorities and the US Centers of Disease Control (CDC) have acknowledged a link between the COVID vaccines and specific cardiovascular complications. The risk of myocarditis after receiving a second vaccine dose is now estimated to be between 1 in 3,000 to 1 in 6,000 in men aged 16 to 24.

Major media have ignored this scientific fact as well.

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