The Common Cold vs. ‘the-you-know-what’ : … Which Is More Likely To Cause Myocarditis?
How definitive is the diagnosis of the cause of her ailments? Can the cause be stated with certainty, as it was on a national TV show with MSNBC weekend host Yasmin Vossoughian and her cardiologist?
Is there a test to prove the cause? If not, is it ethical to not discuss all possible causes?
Or, is this more of the propaganda we are seeing in our national media in the U.S.
It is hard not to notice that any discussion of possible side-effects from the ‘the-you-know-what’… are not allowed on our mainstream media and anyone discussing side effects are dismissed as crazed conspiracy theorists who probably also believe the moon landing was faked.
First off I’m not a qualified medical researcher so I can’t render a medical opinion BUT… we know factually that pericarditis and myocarditis are possible side effects of ‘the-you-know-what’… because the CDC and FDA say so. And, it is probably true that any virus including the common cold can lead to these problems. But are there any definitive tests that can prove with certitude what, in fact, was causes these ailments in a particular case?
Which brings me to this piece of, in my opinion, shoddy journalism and a sad commentary on the current state of the American media.
Recently, MSNBC weekend host Yasmin Vossoughian did a piece on a recent illness she experienced that led to her hospitalization and diagnosis of pericarditis and myocarditis. In the video below she discusses her case, along with her doctor, cardiologist Dr. Gregory Katz, both of whom attribute the cause of her health problems to a common cold. There is no mention of even a remote possibility that these issues could have been caused by ‘the-you-know-what’. Is there a definitive test to prove her heart problems were caused by a common cold? Is it ethical to not even mention that her illness could have been caused by ‘the-you-know-what’…?
We now know that in the words of our experts at FDA and CDC that pericarditis and myocarditis are a possible side effect of ‘the-you-know-what’…in so-called ‘rare’ cases. (Hmm, remember ‘rare breakthrough infections’.)
Oh, and by the way, we know from Yasmin Vossoughian’s tweets that she go ‘the-you-know-what’.