Some of the Many Reports of Athletes and Children Injured/Dying of Heart-related Problems

Thanks to the Last American Vagabond and https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/pvclez/anyone_notice_a_pattern_yet/ for this compilation. How likely is it for all this to occur in a single year? These are strong and very healthy athletes. What is different about this year than past years?

Here is a great music video on the fallen athletes by Patrick M Byrne:

And here is a one minute explanation from Dr. Peter McCullough (a heart specialist) on what can happen to the heart following Covid injection:

Two West Indies Players – Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation Collapse on Field: https://www.india.com/sports/cricket-two-west-indies-players-chinelle-henry-chedean-nation-collapse-on-field-during-2nd-t20i-against-pakistan-women-watch-video-4785827/

Dembele, 29, Atletico Madrid striker collapses in training, requires medical attention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R2_5LMobXc 

Alex Apolinario, 24, Brazilian soccer player dies after collapsing on pitch during match: https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/brazilian-soccer-player-alex-apolinario-dies-after-collapsing-on-pitch-during-match-in-portugal/

Britain’s Jack Draper, 19, collapses at Miami Open: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDuOP0V1nUw 

Mirko Kido, 36, Olympic gold medalist dies of heart attack during game: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/indonesian-doubles-star-kido-dies-heart-attack-36-2021-06-14/

Ghanaian referee collapses during AFCON Match: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvPQO44NzN4 

Referee Bert Smith collapses on court due to blood clot during Gonzaga-USC men’s Elite Eight game: https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/31222546/referee-bert-smith-says-blood-clot-lung-caused-fall-ncaa-tourney 

Josh Downie, 24, cricketer dies after heart attack at practice: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-57058626

Giuseppe Perrino, 29, ex-Parma footballer dies at memorial match after collapsing https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/15151824/giuseppe-perrino-dead-29-parma-brother/

Raymond van Barneveld collapses and receives paramedic attention during PDC Championship: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/darts/pdc-players-championship-8-suspended-23759939

Devaraj Anchan, 33, volleyball player collapses during game, dies: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mangalore/volleyball-player-collapses-during-game-dies/article34185430.ece

Garissone Innocent, 20, fell unconscious due to abnormal electrical impulse in heart during game: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/13901939/goalkeepers-rushed-hospital-collapsing/

Ethan Jovani Trejo, 16-year-old soccer player, collapsed on the field during training: https://eu.cincinnati.com/story/news/2021/06/25/teen-dies-after-medical-incident-princeton-high-school-field/5344293001/

Samuel Kalu, 24, Bordeaux star collapses minutes into football game: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58228778

Roy Butler, 23, Irish footballer Watford FC dies after Jansen: https://twitter.com/NewsForAllIre/status/1428301909715296263?s=20

Dylan Rich, 19, FA Youth Cup – player suffered sudden cardiac arrest on the field, passes away: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-58496077

Vinny Curry, 33, out for season due to blood clots: https://nypost.com/2021/08/25/jets-vinny-curry-out-after-rare-blood-disorder-diagnosis/

Cameron Dale, 29, Australian sailor dies after catastrophic stroke: https://7news.com.au/sport/sailing/australian-sailor-jessica-watson-reveals-sudden-death-of-partner-cameron-dale-c-3845979

Two young Columbia High school footballers die: https://www.wistv.com/2021/09/04/he-would-love-it-donadrian-robinsons-family-reacts-tribute-wj-keenan-high-school/?outputType=apps

Bollywood’s star, 40, dies following heart attack https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9950385/Indian-TV-film-star-Siddharth-Shukla-40-dies-heart-attack.html#reader-comments

Tom Felton, 34, collapses during golf game: https://bbc.in/3i4YpI5?fbclid=IwAR0aZBaXpiX9ky34g3eLiG3pcMs5r2udih4kRGUIi7GOBK3iciefX1-qoXk

Francis Perron, 25, Ottawa footballer dies after game: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/usports-ottawa-gee-gees-francis-perron-dies-1.6182332

Parys Haralson, 37, former Saints line backer dies: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2021/09/13/parys-haralson-former-49-ers-and-saints-lb-dies-37/8328669002/

Jimmy Hayes, 31, former Bruins player unexpectedly dies: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/08/23/sports/jimmy-hayes-former-bruin-boston-college-hockey-champ-dies-31/

Kjeld Nuis, 31, Dutch professional skater admitted to hospital with inflamed heart: https://www.rtlboulevard.nl/entertainment/news/artikel/5243606/kjeld-nuis-vaccinatie-ziek-update

John Stokes, 21, athlete at Tennessee Uni hospitalized with heart inflammation: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/student-athlete-john-stokes-myocarditis-covid-vaccine-002451374.html?guccounter=1

Jeremy Chardy, 34, tennis pro cannot train or play after vaccine: https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/Tennis_Interviews/102836/jeremy-chardy-i-regret-getting-vaccinated-i-have-series-of-problems-now/

Francesca Marcon, 38, volleybal professional can’t play, has pericarditis post vaccine: https://www.lapressa.it/notiziario/sport/la-campionessa-di-volley-ho-una-pericardite-post-vaccino

Yusuke Kinoshita, 27, baseball pro dies 7 weeks post vaccine: https://thecovidworld.com/yusuke-kinoshita-27-year-old-japanese-professional-baseball-player-dies-7-weeks-after-covid-19-vaccine/

Alex Stalock, 34, NHL Oilers goalie out for the season due to heart condition: https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl-oilers-goalie-alex-stalock-miss-entire-season-with-heart-condition-covid-19-related-191817673.html

Ceylin Alvarado, 23, pro cyclists out for season due to blood complications: https://www.nu.nl/sport-overig/6160296/veldrijdster-alvarado-voorlopig-niet-in-actie-door-verstoord-bloedbeeld.html

Greg van Aevermat, 36, pro cyclist, loss of form since vaccine: https://www.indeleiderstrui.nl/wielrennen/van-avermaet-wijst-naar-vaccin-als-oorzaak-vormdip-op-deze-manier-heeft-wk-geen-zin/amp?__twitter_impression=true

Three young Belgian cyclists suffer heart issues following race: https://rtv.be/artikels/jonge-kempense-wielrenners-krijgen-hartklachten-na-vaccinatie-a102612

Kamila Label-Farrel, 19, Uni Basketball Star died unexpectedly: https://www.baytoday.ca/obituaries/lebel-farrell-kamila-3884874

Jacob Downey, 19, Queens Uni Hockey player passes away after medical emergency: https://www.kawartha411.ca/2021/10/01/local-teen-queens-university-student-passed-away-suddenly-after-medical-emergency/

Christian Eriksen, 29, Collapses at Euros due to heart issue https://youtu.be/s0B03LSzXvo

Josh Archibald, 28, Oilers hockey forward out indefinitely due to myocarditis: https://www.si.com/hockey/.amp/news/oilers-forward-josh-archibald-out-indefinitely-with-myocarditis

Jen Gouveia, 38, suffered cardiac arrest during a run: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/husband-of-toronto-mother-who-died-suddenly-on-run-says-he-lost-his-everything-1.5501767

Kyle Warner, pro BMX cyclist has pericarditis post vaccine: https://youtu.be/aebtcTi7EaA

16 year old youth suffered cardiac arrest after weightlifting: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/16-year-old-suffers-cardiac-arrest-following-strenuous-weightlifting-session-six

Brandon Goodwin, 26, Atlanta Hawks star, career over due to blood clots: https://www.peachtreehoops.com/2021/10/3/22706769/former-atlanta-hawks-guard-brandon-goodwin-claims-covid-19-vaccine-ended-his-season

Ewan Fraser, 30, Glasgow hockey player suffered cardiac arrest, passes away: https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/7832060/glasgow-hockey-player-died-collapse-life/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

David Jenkins, 31, Olympic silver medalist diver unexpectedly passes away: https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/12/david-jenkins-dead-at-31-tributes-pour-in-for-team-gb-olympic-diving-coach-15404658/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Paul Zisper, 27, Munich basketball pro, has emergency surgery after brain hemorrhage related to J and J: https://www.fr.de/sport/drama-um-zipser-90801217.html

Filip Ingebrigsten, 28, Norwegian runner suffers loss of form post vaccine: https://norwaytoday.info/sport/filip-ingebrigtsen-is-back-in-training-after-experiencing-long-corona-vaccination-side-effects/

Avi Barot, 29, Saurashtra cricketer suffers cardiac arrest, passes away: https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/young-saurashtra-cricket-player-avi-barot-dies-after-suffering-cardiac-arrest/article37015873.ece

Abou Ali, 22, professional footballer collapses on pitch during game: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/16118079/footballer-wessam-abou-ali-awake-hospital-collapse/

Fabrice NSakala, 31, Besiktas defender collapses on pitch during game: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/aug/22/fabrice-nsakala-besiktas-collapse

Jens De Smet, 27, footballer collapses on field, passes away of heart attack: https://newswep.com/jens-27-collapses-on-the-football-field-and-dies-this-is-not-maldegem/

Jente van Genechten, 25, footballer collapses on field due to heart attack: https://www.sudinfo.be/id411745/article/2021-08-18/25-ans-un-joueur-belge-de-football-fait-un-arret-cardiaque-sur-le-terrain-avant

Frederic Lartillot, French footballer collapses in changing room, passes away due to heart attack after game: https://www.leprogres.fr/culture-loisirs/2021/09/11/deces-d-un-joueur-de-foot-apres-un-match-ses-coequipiers-ont-tout-tente-pour-le-sauver

Benjamin Taft, 31, German footballer collapses after game, passes away due to heart attack: https://www.anpfiff.info/mobile/sites/cms/artikel.aspx?SK=2&Btr=96044&Rub=390

Rune Coghe, 18, Belgian footballer suffers cardiac arrest on pitch: https://www.sudinfo.be/id409738/article/2021-08-07/rune-jeune-joueur-de-18-ans-secroule-sur-le-terrain-du-rds-plus-le-temps-passe

Helen Edwards, referee taken off court during World Cup qualifier due to heart issues: https://www.rtl.de/cms/dfb-spiel-unterbrochen-linienrichterin-vom-platz-getragen-4834888.html

Dimitri Lienard, 33, FC Strasbourg midfielder collapses during game: https://madeinfoot.ouest-france.fr/infos/article-rc-strasbourg-dimitri-lienard-a-ete-victime-d-un-malaise-354221.html

Sergio Aguero, 33, Barecelona star striker admitted to hospital for cardiac exam after match: https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/31/football/sergio-aguero-barcelona-chest-pain-spt-intl/index.html

Emil Palsson, 28, Sognal midfielder collapses due to cardiac arrest during game: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/norway-footballer-emil-palsson-cardiac-arrest-b1949583.html

Antoine Méchin, 31, French triathlete suffers pulmonary embolism following Moderna: https://www.sudouest.fr/sport/course-pedestre/triathlon/le-triathlete-saintais-antoine-mechin-met-un-terme-a-sa-saison-et-ne-se-referait-pas-vacciner-si-c-etait-a-refaire-6234090.php

Luis Ojeda, 20, Argentine football player unexpectedly passes away: https://www.antena3.com/noticias/deportes/futbol/emotiva-carta-lola-ortiz-muerte-novio-futbolista-luis-ojeda-soporto-idea-volver-ver-verte-nunca-mas_20210426608696616e5d5b0001eb20e9.html

Greg Luyssen, 22, Belgian pro cyclist ends career due to heart issues: https://kw.be/sport/wielrennen/wielerbelofte-greg-luyssen-22-uit-de-panne-over-gedwongen-afscheid-door-hartprobleem-dat-akelig-gevoel-wil-ik-nooit-meer/

Pedro Obiang, 29, ex-West Ham star suffers myocarditis post vaccine: https://thecovidworld.com/pedro-obiang-29-year-old-professional-footballer-suffers-myocarditis-after-covid-19-vaccine/

Cienna Knowles, 19, equestrian star hospitalized due to blood clots: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/teen-equestrian-star-cienna-knowles-hospitalised-with-blood-clots-after-pfizer-vaccine/news-story/286e7cd42e896b091e4b257322296a05

Kingsley Coman, 25, Bayern Munich star striker under goes heart surgery: https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2021/0917/1247421-bayern-star-coman-undergoes-minor-heart-surgery/

Boris Sadecky, 24, Slovak hockey player dies of heart attack during hockey game: https://www.rt.com/sport/539312-bruno-sadecki-hockey-player-khl-death/

Tevita Bryce, 28, Montclair rugby player suffers major heart attack and collapses during game: https://www.montclairlocal.news/2021/10/27/28-year-old-montclair-rugby-team-player-collapsed-on-field-medical-bills-are-mounting/

Meghan Roth, 34, runner collapses during Boston marathon due to cardiac episode: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/10/27/runner-collapses-during-boston-marathon/

Daniel Brito, 23, Philadelphia baseman collapses on pitch during game due to stroke: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/phillies/2021/08/03/phillies-minor-leaguer-daniel-brito-stable-after-collapsing-field/5476645001/

Quandarius Wilburn, 19, Virginia Freshman collapsed during the team’s preseason training and passes away: https://sports.yahoo.com/virginia-union-university-student-dies-after-collapsing-during-football-practice-174930563.html

Ronaldo Cisneros, 24, suffers heart problem that could end his career: https://thenewstrace.com/ronaldo-cisneros-and-the-heart-problem-that-could-end-his-career/195878/

Ryan Bowman, 29, Schrewsbury striker suffers heart palpitations mid-match during Town’s League One game with Ipswich Town: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58913833

Ricardo Ladinetti, 20, Italian professional football player ends season due to heart disorder: https://www.breakinglatest.news/sports/cagliari-ladinetti-stopped-for-heart-disorders/

FC Nantes player, 19, suffers cardiac arrest during training with team: https://www.leparisien.fr/sports/football/fc-nantes-un-joueur-de-19-ans-victime-dun-malaise-cardiaque-17-09-2021-TLHABZCOFJH6DBITILRLQFDMMA.php

Whitnee Abriska, 19, handball professional passes away following cardiac arrest: https://www.dhnet.be/sports/sport-regional/liege/whitnee-abriska-la-joueuse-du-femina-vise-decede-subitement-a-l-age-de-19-ans-60fec695d8ad581ce18a21c6

Raul Marte, 19, SC Austria Lustenau midfielder diagnosed with pericarditis: https://www.vol.at/herber-rueckschlag-fuer-das-talent-raul-marte/7126907

Michaël Englebert, 37, FC Ortho player passes away due to heart attack following game: https://www.lavenir.net/cnt/dmf20211025_01629177/un-joueur-d-ortho-victime-d-un-malaise-cardiaque-apres-son-match

Halil Elitok, 25 , SG Gahmen midfielder collapses on pitch due to cardiac arrest, in coma: https://www.halternerzeitung.de/luenen-sport/halil-elitok-nach-herzstillstand-im-koma-sg-gahmen-spricht-von-ueberwaeltigender-anteilnahme-w1687551-p-3000359355/

Felipe Defender, 18, Atlético-GO player suffers cardiac arrest during training: https://remonews.com/brazileng/serie-a-club-player-suffers-two-cardiac-arrests-and-is-in-serious-condition-sport/

Ava Azzopardi, 14, Runaway Bay soccer player collapses and suffers cardiac arrest in the under-14/15s grand final: https://7news.com.au/sport/soccer/gold-coast-soccer-community-rallies-around-girl-14-after-suffering-heart-attack-on-field-c-4269085.amp

Florian Dagoury, 34, World Record holder in static breath-hold freediving diagnosed with myocarditis post Pfizer: https://lemediaen442.fr/florian-dagoury-recordman-du-monde-dapnee-diagnostique-avec-une-myocardite-et-une-pericardite-apres-sa-vaccination-pfizer/

Jamie Hamilton, 19, Accies defender collapses on pitch during game due to chest pains: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/local-sport/hamilton-accies-defender-being-assessed-25396829

Elly Böttcher, 17, Rostock FC player collapses during away game, transported to hospital: https://www.ostsee-zeitung.de/Mecklenburg/Rostock/Schock-bei-Spiel-des-Rostocker-FC-Spielerin-17-bricht-auf-Feld-zusammen

Florian Ploner, 22, handball player for SC Ferlach collapses during game due to heart attack: https://www.kleinezeitung.at/sport/sommersport/ballsport/handball/6029793/Handball_Nach-Zusammenbruch-durfte-Florian-Ploner-das-Krankenhaus

Benedikt Kirsch, 25, Bayreuth midfielder and captain collapses during game: https://www.bayreuther-tagblatt.de/nachrichten_meldungen_news/dramatische-minuten-in-bayreuth-kapitaen-der-spvgg-bricht-zusammen-so-geht-es-dem-spieler/

Mohammad Islam, 30, Raziq football club player collapses mid game, passes away: https://www.gurualpha.com/news/players-die-of-heart-attack-during-football-match/

Doudou Faye, 35, Sportif Sfaxien basketball player passes away unexpectedly due to heart attack: https://www.archysport.com/2021/11/obituary-death-of-a-senegalese-basketball-player-in-tunisia/

Raphael Dwamena, 26, BW Linz forward collapsed due to heart attack during Austrian Cup third-round against Hartberg: https://www.graphic.com.gh/sports/sports-news/raphael-dwamena-in-stable-condition-after-collapse-in-austrian-cup.html

Frédéric Loth, 40 , FC Salouël player suffers cardiac arrest during training: https://premium.courrier-picard.fr/id208352/article/2021-07-01/apres-un-arret-cardiaque-le-joueur-du-rc-salouel-commence-une-nouvelle-vie

Logan Luker, 17, Youth Captain at Penygraig RFC, rugby player who ‘gave his heart’ to the game dies suddenly: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/news/young-rugby-player-who-gave-his-heart-to-the-game-dies-suddenly-aged-17/ar-AAQekp5

Blaine Minnesota, high school hockey player collapses and stops breathing on ice: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/11/01/you-just-saved-this-girls-life-emt-revives-hockey-player-who-stopped-breathing-on-the-ice/

Northland rugby league player Mike Salase dies while playing the game: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/northland-rugby-league-player-mike-salase-dies-while-playing-the-game-he-loved/EZQ6SVJQ7XZDSEQPAA6CEA564I/

12-year-old Pennsylvania boy died after collapsing while doing basketball warm-ups at middle school: https://news.yahoo.com/pennsylvania-12-old-boy-dies-205204809.html

https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/brazilian-soccer-player-alex-apolinario-dies-after-collapsing-on-pitch-during-match-in-portugal/

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/indonesian-doubles-star-kido-dies-heart-attack-36-2021-06-14/

https://www.krqe.com/sports/high-school-sports/new-mexico-sports-legend-mickey-reeves-passes-away-on-saturday-at-the-age-of-51/

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/local-sport/hamilton-accies-defender-being-assessed-25396829

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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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