BY R H HUFFMAN AT RT NEWS
After two full years battling the virus, it’s clear that some of the decisions made in the effort to contain it will have far-reaching consequences for the future wellbeing of those previously in good health.
The world has entered the third year of the pandemic. By and large, the same players are still making the same dire pronouncements and demanding the same expanded powers as they have throughout the initial spread of the virus, then Delta, and now Omicron.
But the end must eventually come, because of – or despite, perhaps – public health initiatives, medical interventions, and the natural epidemiological course of the disease. And as it does, it’s important to recognize the potential risks that governments have unwittingly presented to their populations, especially among young people in good health.
Myocarditis and pericarditis – inflammation of heart tissue – have been known complications of mRNA vaccines since the therapies’ emergence, even prompting some countries to temporarily pull some from the market. The people most at risk of this debilitating and, in some cases, fatal, complication are males in their teens and twenties. From the first few months of data from around the world, authorities have known that Covid-19 is a disease that primarily endangers the elderly, the obese, and the chronically ill.
Why has there been such an effort expended to convince the young, fit, and healthy that they must take the same preventative precautions as those cohorts? Invariably, when a claim is made that children are at higher risk of death from the vaccine than the virus, ‘fact checkers’ at major news outlets respond with unequivocal ‘pants on fire’ ratings and subsequent explanations that no children are at risk of death from the jab.