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Leading cardiologist who strongly advocated for Covid vaccine now says it may be linked to heart problems

A leading doctor and heart specialist who publicly advocated for Covid vaccines has said he is shocked by new data and studies on vaccine harm, and now argues that Covid vaccination may be linked to heart problems.

British-Indian consultant cardiologist Aseem Malhotra said the publication of his new peer reviewed papers highlighting his concerns marked “the most important announcement of my life and career so far”.

“Having been double jabbed, and being one of the first to take the Pfizer vaccine, I have, after several months, critically appraising the data, speaking to eminent scientists in Oxford, Stanford and Harvard, speaking to two investigative medical journalists, and being contacted by two Pfizer whistleblowers, reluctantly concluded that this vaccine is not completely safe and has unprecedented harms,” he said.

Sharing the announcement to Twitter on Monday, he wrote:

“The most important announcement of my life and career so far. Please watch, listen and share with family and friends. I reached these sobering conclusions reluctantly,” sharing a link to the peer reviewed medical journal articles in the Journal of Insulin Resistance.

The doctor and public-health campaigner, who is also a best-selling author, warned of a “pandemic of misinformation” around Covid-19 vaccines as he called for raw data from clinical trials to be released for independent scrutiny.

The NHS trained cardiologist, who is based in the UK, voiced his concern about the long-term side effects of some Covid-19 vaccines, calling for the suspension of government mandated mRNA vaccine rollout to fully investigate serious side effects.

The cardiologist said he has observed an increase in the number of hospital cardiac arrests and heart attacks. Dr Malhotra, who has had two doses of a Covid vaccine, said he now also fears that an mRNA vaccine was the likely “contributory factor” in the sudden death of his own father, a GP, last year.

His two-part paper, entitled ‘Curing the Pandemic of Misinformation on Covid-19 mRNA vaccines through real evidence-based medicine and based on months of research,’ is published in the Journal of Insulin Resistance. In it, he writes:

“Re-analysis of randomised controlled trials using the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) technology suggests a greater risk of serious adverse events from the vaccines than being hospitalised from Covid-19.

“Pharmacovigilance systems and real-world safety data, coupled with plausible mechanisms of harm, are deeply concerning, especially in relation to cardiovascular safety. Mirroring a potential signal from the Pfizer Phase 3 trial, a significant rise in cardiac arrest calls to ambulances in England was seen in 2021, with similar data emerging from Israel in the 16-39-year-old age group”.

The paper calls for raw data from clinical trials to be released for independent scrutiny, concluding: “It cannot be said that the consent to receive these agents was fully informed, as is required ethically and legally. A pause and reappraisal of global vaccination policies for Covid-19 is long overdue”.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) insists that the authorised Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective, that the vaccines were evaluated in tens and thousands of participants in clinical trials, and have met EMA’s scientific standards for safety, efficacy and quality. While it acknowledges vaccine side effects, it states that: “the vast majority of known side effects of Covid-19 vaccines are mild and short-lived”.

Following the publication of the paper, Malhotra’s assessment has won backing from other leading members of the worldwide medical community. Jay Bhattaqchayra, Professor of Medicine at the University of Stanford, and Sherif Sultan, Professor of Vascular Surgery, were among those who said the assessment was important.

“Dr Malhotra’s paper calls for a pause in the use of the vaccine in younger people, such as the one recently adopted by Danish public health authorities and the Florida department of public health in the United States,” Prof. Bhattacharya said.

“He calls for investigation of side effect profiles of mRNA vaccines and for a halt to any vaccine mandate programs involving Covid vaccines. These papers should be considered carefully by all public health authorities who seek to adopt principles of evidence-based medicine in their recommendations to the public regarding the Covid mRNA vaccines,” he added. Meanwhile, Prof. Sultan said the analysis is a matter of global concern against a backdrop of a lack of “long-term safety evaluation of mRNA vaccines”. 

“These findings raise concerns regarding vaccine-induced undetected severe cardiovascular side effects and underscore the established causal relationship between vaccines and myocarditis, a frequent cause of unexpected cardiac arrest in young individuals,” he said.

The points of view put forward by Malhotra will no doubt come as a surprise to many as he is the same doctor who appeared on Good Morning Britain in February to talk about the problem of vaccine hesitancy with regards to the Covid vaccine. He explained how he convinced a woman, also from the Black, Asian and minority UK demographic (BAME) who appeared on the same segment of the programme, that the Covid vaccine was safe.

Speaking on the national breakfast programme in February 2021, Dr Malhotra said that “vaccines are by far the safest ” of all drugs, as he detailed how he helped to dispel her concerns. 

“What were you able to say that reassured her?” the presenter asked Malhotra.

“We need to understand where this vaccine hesitancy is coming from,” he told the programme. He further explained that it was his view that “rational concerns [about taking the Covid vaccine] need to be understood ‘in order to move forward in a better way’”.

He said at the time that “trust needs to be restored”, adding that there was some “clearly irrational reasoning behind why some people won’t take the vaccine”:

In a video message posted to social media on Monday, the UK medic told his followers that medical and public health professionals must “recognise their failings”, adding that it will take “a lot of time and effort” to restore public trust:

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