Myocarditis and Pericarditis After Vaccination for Covid-19

In August 2021, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article evaluating the rates of Myocarditis and Pericarditis in 2,000,287 Covid-19 vaccinated individuals. According to this study, 20 people per 100,000 had vaccine-induced Myocarditis and 37 per 100,000 had vaccine-induced Pericarditis. Translation: For every 1,754 people who get vaccinated, one person will get either Myocarditis or Pericarditis. Both are serious conditions with Myocarditis being very serious…potentially life threatening or life shortening. This is just one of the acknowledged short-run side effects of the Covid-19 injections.

Meanwhile, the CDC reports an incidence rate of vaccine-induced Myocarditis and Pericarditis of 4.8 per million Covid-19 vaccinated individuals (see slide 28 in the link below–the authors here combine Myocarditis and Pericarditis together and refer to both as “Myocarditis”). Translation: For every 209,199 people who get vaccinated, one person will get either Myocarditis for Pericarditis.

Hmm…which is correct? The enormous difference cannot easily be reconciled.

Published by markskidmore

Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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