22, 2006] Myocarditis death in soldier may have
been caused by vaccines--DOD press release
Meryl Nass, MD: Please note that CDC found a much higher rate of myocarditis in smallpox vaccine recipients than did DOD: 1 in 1,725, according to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report put out by CDC. In a vaccine trial of smallpox vaccines conducted by Acambis the rate of myocarditis was 1 in 973. A 1978 study in Finnish military recruits found a much higher rate using looser criteria (1 in 29).
If DOD had cases occurring at the same rate, they should have had 580 cases in 1 million vaccine recipients, not 120. However, DOD likely had even more cases of myocarditis than 580, since it is believed that people who have never before received the vaccine are at higher risk of complications than those previously vaccinated. Nearly all those who were vaccinated through CDC had been vaccinated in childhood. Relatively few military servicemembers have been previously vaccinated.
Claiming that no previous smallpox recipients died with myocarditis is also blatantly untrue. Twenty-two year old Rachel Lacy died in early 2003, one month after receiving five vaccines in one day (including smallpox and anthrax) and her autopsy demonstrated myocarditis. Two panels asked to evaluate her death for DOD agreed her death was probably vaccine-related. I wrote something about earlier inaccurate DOD statements about smallpox vaccine-related myocarditis and death in 2003:
We describe a 3 month old infant who developed myocarditis several hours after diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccination. The time of occurrence of symptoms, the clinical course, and the negative virological studies suggest a possible cardiogenic adverse reaction to the vaccine.
The risk of the flu shot cannot be overstated...the risk is death. This is Kaylynne Matten from Barton, VT. She was a delightful and healthy 7 year old girl who got a flu shot on December 2, 2011. She immediately fell ill with viral symptoms. She died on December 6, 2011 from myocarditis...it is a horrible way to die. Myocardits and pneumonia are typical flu shot deaths. When you talk to a mom and she tells you how her child suffered and died in her arms, it is an account that never leaves you. Kaylynne is not the only one