For two years, Ventura County Public Health leaders have pushed for everyone in the County, down to the age of six months, to receive COVID shots. In late October 2023, the County’s website still reads: “Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) urges everyone ages 6 months and older to receive a new COVID-19 vaccine.”
But now drug maker Pfizer has admitted that serious heart problems are known side effects of its COVID shots — and County leaders have gone quiet.
On October 13, 2023, Pfizer issued a press release with updated guidance for its COVID treatment drugs and admitted for the first time that myocarditis and pericarditis are dangerous side effects of the shots, especially for males aged 12-17.
Pfizer’s safety information now reads: “Authorized or approved mRNA COVID-19 vaccines show increased risks of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart), particularly within the first week following vaccination. For COMIRNATY, the observed risk is highest in males 12 through 17 years of age. Seek medical attention right away if you have any of the following symptoms after receiving the vaccine, particularly during the 2 weeks after receiving a dose of the vaccine:
- chest pain
- shortness of breath
- feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart.”
Its guidance goes on: “Additional symptoms, particularly in children, may include:
- Unusual and persistent fatigue or lack of energy
- Persistent vomiting
- Persistent pain in the abdomen
- Unusual and persistent cool, pale skin.”
Pfizer now urges recipients of its COVID shots, “Tell your vaccination provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- have any allergies
- have had myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart).”
Pfizer explains: “Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart) have occurred in some people who have received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Myocarditis and pericarditis following Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines have occurred most commonly in adolescent males 12 through 17 years of age. In most of these individuals, symptoms began within a few days following vaccination. The chance of having this occur is very low.”
The Guardian asked Rigoberto Vargas and Robert Levin, longtime public health leaders who make in excess of $300,000 a year apiece, if Pfizer’s new safety information will change the County’s strategy for promoting COVID shots to virtually every County resident, including teenage males at increased risk of lifelong heart problems due to COVID shots. Neither Vargas nor Levin responded to requests for comment.
“Universities are going to be in big trouble for having mandated young people to get that vaccine. People are going to … have long-term consequences, and they should sue those schools for having forced them to take a medical intervention.”— Dr. Drew, TV host and medical doctor
Nationally known medical doctor “Dr. Drew” Pinsky, who treats patients in his own medical practice and is a trained doctor of internal medicine, appeared on The Megyn Kelly Show on SiriusXM in October 2023 to say, “It [myocarditis as a side effect] is more common than we thought. People are like, ‘It’s mild! It’s mild! It’s no big deal. It’s self-limited.’ Look, in my world throughout my entire 40-year career, myocarditis is a medical emergency. It’s a dire problem.”
He then referenced a 2023 study in the acclaimed journal Circulation Research, which went almost totally ignored by mainstream media: “An excellent study — it took my breath away,” Pinsky said. “I don’t know why it wasn’t headline news … It’s a large study, and it showed that approximately half the young males that got myocarditis had permanent heart damage. Permanent. That means we don’t know what percentage are going to be disabled by this. As they get older, they’re going to have heart failure — are going to need cardiac transplants, some of them. It’s breathtaking, this study, and why it wasn’t a big headline … I don’t understand why people aren’t reacting to it.”
He continued, “For a 27-year-old male, the illness [COVID-19] is a nothing, so the vaccine is all risk. Why the push? Why are we pushing? I think … that universities are going to be in big trouble for having mandated young people to get that vaccine. People are going to get sick, and they’re going to have long-term consequences, and they should sue those schools for having forced them to take a medical intervention.”
Meanwhile, just 2 percent of Americans have received the new COVID shots, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).