A CDC safety panel has determined there is a "likely association" between the Pfizer and Moderna shots and cases of myocarditis and pericarditis in vaccine recipients.
Myocarditis is classified as a rare disease but is estimated to already affect thousands of adults and children in the U.S. and around the world each year. 3.1 million cases of myocarditis were diagnosed in 2017 (statistics posted in Lancet, November 2018).
FDA plans to "move rapidly" to add a warning to fact sheets for Pfizer and Moderna's Covid-19 vaccines about the rare risk of developing inflammatory heart conditions, an agency official said.
What is concerning, and what the FDA fails to mention, is that myocarditis is unpredictable and can present itself after 20 years. Once the cells in the heart muscle die, they NEVER regenerate, unlike other organs in the body. What are the chances of developing myocarditis well AFTER taking the vaccination? No one knows.
Immediate diagnosis and treatment is one thing - but without ANY long term testing of mRNA vaccines, they CANNOT give any assurances regarding long term possibilites with much more serious outcomes in the future.
From the Myocarditis Foundation
"After treatment, many patients live long, full lives free from the effects of myocarditis. For others, however, ongoing cardiovascular medication or even a heart transplant may be needed. Overall, myocarditis which can cause dilated cardiomyopathy, are thought to account for up to 45 percent of heart transplants in the U.S. today."
"Myocarditis can recur, and in some cases can lead to a chronically enlarged heart (called dilated cardiomyopathy). There is no known way to prevent recurrence of myocarditis. However, the risk of recurrence is low (probably about 10 to 15 percent)."
There are far too many questions that CANNOT be answered without long-term testing that is usually required for vaccine approval. Sadly, this condition is affecting young males in particular - a group that was not suceptible to dying from Covid 19 in the first place.