Public Health Scotland (PHS) host a ‘COVID-19 Wider Impacts on the Health Care System’ dashboard on their site that draws on a range of national data sources to provide statistics on the changes in health and use of healthcare during the Covid-19 pandemic in Scotland.
One of those changes in health that PHS have published statistics on is the number of cardiovascular incidents throughout 2020 and 2021 compared to the 2018-2019 average.
Cardiovascular incidents include things such as deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, heart failure, pericardits/myocarditis, and strokes among many other things. But they are all events that may cause damage to the heart muscle.
According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases were already the leading cause of death globally prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.
So it’s extremely concerning to find that cardiovascular incidents in Scotland remained mainly in line with the average throughout 2020; even dropping below the average for several months, but then rose significantly in 2021 following the start of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
Medicine regulators around the world have already confirmed myocarditis can be suffered as a possible adverse reaction to the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines, with children and younger adults being worse affected according to the data, so we know that the Covid-19 vaccines are perfectly capable of causing damage to a persons cardiovascular system, and the following data shows that this has most likely been the case throughout 2021.
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