Athletes Dropping Like Flies  

New2Midlo 52M  
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11/11/2021 2:06 pm

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Athletes Dropping Like Flies

Yes, this is another 'today with the right wingers' post, but this one's a lot less controversial than most (my debunking didn't get called a cocksucker). Call it an observation and identification of weaponized facts that lack context. It piqued my interest, so I did a smidge of investigation.

One of the assertions from the hard right is that the vaccines have caused a massive spike in cardiomyopathy among the younger of those who've received the vaccine. " are dying because of the shot!" The picture below was posted by one of the looneys today and at first glance, appeared to support the assertion. After all, that's a lot of (and not so much ; I've come to expect list padding and general overdramatization i.e. every one on the list was a "world class athlete".)

A quick survey of a few of these names confirmed they'd all passed recently, although none of the ones I looked at had any sort of COD identified. But for the purpose of playing along with the intent of the post to shock readers and lead lead them to a certain conclusion, I'll pretend all died of cardiac failure. Surely, that many of them dying in the same way isn't normal. Except when it is normal.

A pre-pandemic article I found said: The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that approximately 2,000 people under the age of 25 die from sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S. each year. It is the leading cause of death in young athletes in the United States – resulting in 1 death in a high school student every 3 days, according to some experts.

Indeed, I recall hearing about students dropping dead on athletic fields from time to time. If you want to learn more about the underlying causes, feel free to research on your own. In any case, this is another example of why you should always be skeptical of what you read and careful about jumping to the same conclusions as the author.

TL;DR - Unfortunately, young athletes dying due to cardiac arrest is nothing new and not something suddenly caused by Covid vaccines.


New2Midlo 52M  
1075 posts
11/11/2021 2:07 pm

They even had to include EMEA instances to bolster their numbers.


LadiesR2B1rst 58M  
2735 posts
11/11/2021 3:02 pm

Interesting read. I hope that you are wrong but, only time will tell the truth.


New2Midlo replies on 11/11/2021 7:25 pm:
Thanks. I'm confident in what I wrote; young athletes dying from cardiac arrest has been happening since long before the pandemic...decades.

lonlyforlove2 79M  
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11/11/2021 6:22 pm

Quoting...."TL;DR - Unfortunately, young athletes dying due to cardiac arrest is nothing new and not something suddenly caused by Covid vaccines."

This is true and it has happened close to my area several times, a lot were just heat related, but now we have a " protocall to prevent this" it has helped..

It is a shame when a blogger does try to sensationalize his blog by quoting mis information in the manner that it is done..

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New2Midlo replies on 11/11/2021 7:28 pm:
It's unfortunate that congenital heart issues aren't caught before tragedy strikes; too many young athletes die than need be.

Logic and data can be a powerful weapon for both the truth and manipulation. My favorite is being able to prove that eating carrots always causes death. "Did the deceased eat carrots?"
"Occasionally"
"Aha!"

BorisBaadinov 100M

11/11/2021 7:13 pm

29-Year-Old Mountain Bike National Title Winner Kyle Warner Diagnosed with Pericarditis After Taking Pfizer Vaccine – Career Ruined

Florian Dagoury, the World’s Top Static Freediver, Is Diagnosed with Myocarditis After Taking Pfizer Vax – May End His Career

These are two headlines taken from the Gateway Pundit in the last couple of days. There are many, many more such instances too numerous to mention. You can minimize the risk of you want, but knowing there are good therapeutics for Covid brings me to the conclusion that the shot is not worth the risk.

One other thing… I have 5 younger siblings, all whom have gotten the shot. All of them have come down with auto immune diseases after receiving the shot. Coincidence? I don’t think so.


New2Midlo replies on 11/12/2021 7:31 am:
THIS COMMENT IS PURE GOLD!

You read a post, using a particular example to illustrate how right wing media manipulates normal occurrences to fit their agenda. In response, you proclaim to the world you're sufficiently gullible to believe when right wing media manipulates normal occurrences to fit their agenda...on the exact same subject as my example!

You can't make this shit up, kids.

spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41166 posts
11/12/2021 2:46 am

Good post, yet again.
There was a couple of high-profile and super-fit footballers, most recently Christian Eriksen playing for Denmark, collapsing on pitch because of a cardiac arrest. Unfortunately these things happen but what's for sure is that Eriksen didn't collapse because of a covid vaccination.


New2Midlo replies on 11/12/2021 7:32 am:
That's not what right wing media would have you believe.

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