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Myocarditis, pericarditis and blood clots – are we vaccinating correctly?

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Myopericarditis and Coagulation from vaccines - are we vaccinating correctly?

Myocarditis, pericarditis, or myopericarditis may well not simply be caused by the Covid-19 vaccines, but more the way they have been administered. This, and the philanthropic ‘for the good of the World’ mission, may also have contributed to the end of the Oxford University vaccine, the only realistic non-gene therapy option.

The CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) in the USA confirms that they are actively monitoring reports of myocarditis and pericarditis after Covid-19 mRNA vaccination (1). This follows claims that the Israel Government told the CDC, early on, that they were finding significant numbers of cases amongst vaccinated people. Israeli was one of the first countries to embark on a mandated vaccination programme.

The issue is complicated by two factors:

i) Research from the UK and published in the American Heart journal Circulation (9), shows that amongst 43 million vaccinated people, although vaccination could cause myocarditis, levels were significantly less that Covid-19 itself caused. Of the 43 million people, a total of 2,861 people were hospitalized or died from myocarditis, and developing Covid-19 gave people 11 times more risk of myocarditis than being vaccinated,  and,

ii) A study with Intramuscular mRNA vaccines has shown that, irrespective of the type of vaccine, if the vaccine goes directly into a blood vessel, it can cause myopericarditis (3). Indeed, this is true, no matter what the vaccine in approximately 1:1000 vaccinations.

Technically then, the myocarditis events seen in not just the modifiedRNA American vaccines, but the Oxford University recombinant vaccine may not have been be entirely due to the vaccine but also due to the way they were poorly administered. Worse, as we will see, all Covid vaccines warned about this possibility.

For information –

Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle.

Pericarditis is inflammation of the outer lining of the heart.

This is extremely concerning. The Oxford University, Astra Zeneca vaccine was a recombinant vaccine – the carrier (vector) was a modified Chimpanzee adenovirus. A recombinant viral vector vaccine was first used in 1972 for Hepatitis B. Adenovirus is commonly used because it prompts a robust immune response. The Oxford Vaccine was thus, by no means, a new vaccine system – the vector has been used for over 50 years.

The Oxford vaccine, especially in the USA, was heavily criticised over concerns of myocarditis and blood clots.

It is now no longer available on the NHS and in part, as we shall see, the desire to provide the vaccine at zero profit for the benefit of mankind, whilst laudable, also led to its downfall.

But the question that must be asked is “Are Modified mRNA gene therapies actually safer?” (Ed: The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are not messenger RNA vaccines or mRNA as people in high places refer to them. mRNA is a normal human compound that would break down in 10 days or so. These are ‘Modified’ RNA compounds as Moderna’s name suggests, and as is written clearly in the Clinical Trial application by Pfizer to the American FDA. ‘Modified’ RNA, depends on the ‘modifications’ and is the equivalent of synthetic RNA with currently no clear evidence on how long this might take to break down in the body. Indeed, several studies reveal its presence 60 or 90 days after vaccination. It is also beyond question that both were originally approved formally as gene therapies and not vaccines. We have covered all the evidence on this elsewhere.)

Aspirate to vaccinate

Both the Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna vaccine come with a leaflet. Both leaflets say the same thing. “Doctors and nurses should ‘aspirate’ when giving the vaccine”.

Let me explain. Aspiration is where you put the vaccination needle into the patient’s arm, but before starting the vaccination, you pull back on the pump handle drawing some fluid from the patient back into the syringe. In the majority of cases this fluid will be clear, but sometimes you will have withdrawn some blood. At this point a trained nurse or doctor would abort the vaccination and start all over again. We are not simply talking about Covid vaccines here, but all vaccines.

The three Covid vaccines are all Intramuscular (IM) vaccines. Pfizer and Moderna want them to go into the muscle to make the Covid spike proteins that set up an antibody reaction. The Oxford vaccine also needs to be injected into the muscle.

The CDC in its guidelines for any vaccination states “To decrease risk of local adverse events, non-live vaccines containing an adjuvant should be injected into a muscle”. They do not however mention the words ‘aspirate’, or, ‘aspiration’. Indeed, the CDC seems to have walked away completely from ‘aspiration’ in recent years stating ‘Aspiration is not recommended before administering a vaccine. Aspiration prior to injection and injecting medication slowly are practices that have not been evaluated scientifically.’ This is not true. They also go on to suggest aspiration could increase pain (3).

This is at odds with the science. Several studies have noted that aspiration can prevent serious side effects. For example, a research review (4) states, ‘in vivo evidence suggests that intravenous injection of mRNA vaccine can potentially lead to myocarditis, while introducing adenoviral vector to bloodstream can possibly result in thrombocytopenia and coagulopathy’.

The UK National Health Service has a Green Book (5) detailing how things should be done properly in healthcare in the UK, and aspiration is exactly what it tells you to do when giving IM vaccinations.

The reason is that you are going in ‘blind’ when you inject into a shoulder muscle, and you don’t really know what you are sticking the needle into – it is extremely likely to be muscle tissue, but, of course, in any tissue there are blood vessels; some tissues have more or less than others.

If you withdraw a small amount of liquid (aspiration) before you go ahead and inject, you will know exactly where you are sticking your needle.

Dr. John Campbell, who has a successful daily YouTube Channel presenting accurate and unbiased data on Covid was a pro-vaxer. But he is extremely concerned about accidental damage caused by giving these vaccines directly into blood vessels. Dr. Campbell himself was trained to aspirate; he was a GP for 12 or so years but spent over 20 years training nurses in the UK to do the same. This is ‘best practice’. 

If you do inject a vaccine into a blood vessel, the vaccine could travel straight to the heart and damage the heart wall permanently,  resulting inn Myocarditis, Pericarditis, and even causing a DVT and blood clots.

So Pfizer, Moderna and the British NHS want Hospital staff and others to aspirate when using the IM vaccines, Dr. John Campbell trained people this way, and research reports detail that it is actually sensible and safer!

Myocarditis and young males

Campbell’s first YouTube show on the subject featured a study in the Oxford University press where researchers stated that nothing was known about the dangers of receiving modifiedRNA vaccines accidentally into the heart tissue, and so they injected rats with the vaccines. In their conclusions they stated –This study (2) provided in-vivo evidence that inadvertent intravenous injection of COVID-19 mRNA-vaccines may induce myopericarditis. Brief withdrawal of syringe plunger to exclude blood aspiration may be one possible way to reduce such risk.’

Campbell then held a second show to deal with a postbag of observations from patients, nurses and Doctors. Many UK doctors and nurses were trained to aspirate. They see it as the only safe option. But figures of withdrawing blood actually taking place in the UK (largely at that time with the Oxford University vaccine), varied from just 1 in 1000 patients to 1 in 50.

As readers will know, the issue of myocarditis in young men, in particular, is serious. Recent data suggests that less young men die from Covid-19 than die from the vaccinations, according to Scandinavian Governments, and they banned vaccinations in those below 35. For example, several Scandinavian Governments ‘paused’ the use of Moderna vaccines in young males in October 2021 (6). 

In the USA, vaccinations in the young are increasingly seen as unnecessary. According to William Schaffner, MD, a specialist from Vanderbilt University on the WebMD site, the number of myocarditis events in young males is higher than expected. Since there is no ‘emergency’ to vaccinate these young men, many doctors in the USA argue that the causes of myocarditis in young males need to be sorted out first and they now recommend a full, proper 2-year clinical study, and withdrawing of the ‘emergency use’ status.

By October 2022, Florida Surgeon General Joseph A. Ladapo was covered in Newsweek (7) stressing this: “Today, we released an analysis on COVID-19 mRNA vaccines the public needs to be aware of. This analysis showed an increased risk of cardiac-related death among men 18-39. FL will not be silent on the truth,” Ladapo tweeted.

Why is the risk higher in young males? Apparently they have more elasticity in their blood vessels and are more likely to have them punctured by needles. They also have more muscles and blood supplies in their shoulders.

The CDC says that out of more than 12 million vaccinations administered to 16 to 24 year olds, there were only 275 reports of heart inflammation.  In the under 30’s, 475 cases of myocarditis after vaccination were reported to VAERS. Many people, like the health experts in Florida, think these figures are far too low.

And a search on Google provides cause for concern that the risk of myocarditis increases the more shots you have, making it even worse for higher risk young males. 

To be fair, there is also research that myocarditis can be brought on by Covid-19 itself (8) at a higher rate than after vaccination, although a booster shot of Moderna seems more concerning.

But, the purpose of this article is not to decry vaccination or vaccines but to point out in the UK, that we seemed to ignore ‘Best Practice’ which could have cost lives and, in part, saw the Oxford University Astra Zeneca vaccine heavily criticised, particularly in the USA, when modified RNA vaccines seem little better.

A surprising disregard for aspiration

Campbell was correct. He found that the WHO does not even mention ‘aspiration’ when talking about vaccines, and the CDC even said about Covid vaccines that it was unnecessary; as do State Health Authorities in Australia. Why? Especially when the whole Health Industry works on ‘Best Practice and often the ‘Precautionary Principle’. Failure to aspirate can kill people – it is not best practice.

In the UK, the mass vaccination programme saw many vaccines being given by Social Workers not told about aspiration. They turned up at 8 am for instruction, and were vaccinating by 9 am.

Again, the Health Authorities of Scandinavia are leading the way. Danish authorities say that Medical Staff must be trained to ‘aspirate’ when giving vaccines to minimise the known heart problems.

What happened to the Oxford University – Astra Zeneca vaccine?

Oxford had been working on a Covid vaccine since Sars-Cov-1. And it has been well established since 2004/5 that using any adenovirus vector, given intravenously rather than into muscle tissue, can cause myocarditis, blood clots and clumps of platelets and white cells – thrombocytopenia is the condition. And blood vessel damage, intra-vascular coagulation, stroke, and heart attacks can follow. 

So, given the Astra Zeneca adenovirus vaccine was going to be given IM all along, and the danger was putting the needle straight into a blood vessel was well known, the big questions were ‘Why?’ was the danger ignored; and ‘Why?’ was aspiration not mandated?

Despite their guidelines, the UK Health Service didn’t even tell Medical Staff to aspirate when giving these UK-originated vaccines.

Why are we not following best practice; why are we sloppy; why are we leaving the vaccination process to chance? Where was the UK Health Minister in all this? Did he understand best practice for vaccinations in general? 

Also, if yet more vaccines are to be mandated, why are we not mandating aspiration education and training? 

Is there some sort of scam going on?

On the 21st June 2022, The World Health Organization stated, “The AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective at protecting people from the extremely serious risks of COVID-19, including death, hospitalization and severe disease”.

We are left with the feeling that the Oxford University – Astra Zeneca was unjustly maligned, the myocarditis and blood clots were worsened by sloppy administration.

The Oxford University vaccine was meant as a ‘no profit’ vaccine for the good of the world. Now that Pfizer and Moderna have tripled their prices, they are over 30 times more expensive – and the US Government (NIH) gets a royalty on every shot.

Trying to benefit the world came at a cost – Astra Zeneca, said they couldn’t afford to fund the required research, if they couldn’t charge more, so the rival to the US modified RNA gene therapies fell to pieces.

It wasn’t helped by Oxford University either. With few resources, they seemed limited when the Omicrom variant came along. The WHO had this to report: “The initial two-dose regimen is not effective against symptomatic disease caused by the Omicron variant from the 15th week onwards. A regimen of two doses of the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine followed by a booster dose of the Pfizer-BiNTech or the Moderna vaccine is initially about 60% effective against symptomatic disease caused by Omicron, then after 10 weeks the effectiveness drops to about 35% with the Pfizer–BioNTech and to about 45% with the Moderna vaccine.”

But with the value of hindsight, have we scrapped the safest vaccine, the British one, the one developed for the good of the World, unwisely?

The one where the Oxford team claimed you need a full shot, then a half shot as a booster, and no more?

The FDA in the USA held up the Oxford vaccine approval because of a glitch by AZ in the Clinical Trial, and Pfizer was out first, even though the Oxford vaccine was ready first.

The two American vaccines are hardly perfect, but as with GMO foods, it’s yet another way to make America lots of money.

In Spring 2021, Astra Zeneca suddenly had production problems (and was subsequently sued for deliver failures) and EU head Ursula von der Leyen took it upon herself to buy 1.8 billion doses of Pfizer. Since then, all her texts and messages with Albert Burla, CEO of Pfizer, have mysteriously disappeared. Europe is now Pfizer’s biggest customer.

Joe Biden tells a group of Americans that “we need a new vaccine because the current one doesn’t work”. Two days later he tells us the problem is there’s a new strain of Covid coming with lots of mutations, so we need to get a booster shot fast. That’s the booster for the previous version of Covid that you said doesn’t work Mr Biden (and almost certainly not for new Covid if it has lots of mutations).

Time to pause and conduct responsible, quality research?

To repeat, we are not out to criticise the vaccines, but to help people understand best practice and restrict possible side-effects, where they can. The fact is that, too often, people are now saying that this whole thing is a ‘scam’ and they will never have another Covid shot. I was told this many times in the past month. This is very worrying. What happens if a dangerous pandemic comes along?

The US CDC in the same section on vaccines (3) state that ‘Vaccines are one of the safest and most effective ways to prevent diseases’. They go on to say, ‘Everyone should be given a Vaccine Information Statement’ before receiving a vaccine under Federal law. On another page they talk about ‘Trust’ and that ‘all vaccines have been tested through three phases of Clinical trials‘.

And that’s the problem. People know now that both modified RNA, and the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine was rushed through a trial at ‘Warp Speed’; 229 days beginning to end including the write up; and in the middle of the trial the crucial control group (important because it allows you to measure side-effects) was dropped. We don’t really Trust these vaccines, and you can’t mandate ‘Trust’ – you shouldn’t need to mandate anything.

It’s a matter of record that the misinformation started at the top. For example, there are two short videos circulating on social media which show Biden, Gates, Obama, Fauci and others, even Schwab, telling us that ‘the vaccine will stop us getting Covid’. And ‘the vaccine will stop us passing Covid to others’. Neither claim is true.

This is not a criticism. We had an emergency – people make decisions based on information available at the time. And thankfully the emergency was nothing like as dangerous as first thought.

Surely, this is now a job for a Global body to take on. Shouldn’t a supposedly independent group, like the World Health Organization, without vested influence, or bias, now be conducting a proper 3-phase clinical trial using Modified RNA vaccines and the Adenovirus vector vaccines? This is a Global Issue, not one for a single country and a couple of companies to treat as a money spinner. There are factories in Canada, the UK and Australia being built tight now to make the modified RNA vector, without any semblance of a three phase clinical trial.

UK heart doctor, Aseem Malhotra, sensibly and correctly, is asking for the World to pause and take stock and do proper clinical trials. And he’s right. So much controversy, much of it coming from the mouths of politicians, must be laid to scientifically-proven rest. And certainly before people rush off and potentially cause serious harm to entire populations. 

What can you do to protect yourself?

If you are forced in the future to have one of these poorly tested vaccines, start with a simple precaution. Ask the question of the person with the needle, “Are you going to aspirate first”. If they answer ‘No’, move on, ask for another nurse. Be clear: It’s your body and if there’s a little more pain but you avoid the risk of the shot going into a blood vessel, it’s worth it.

In the UK, write to your MP, or in the USA or Australia, write to your elected representative and ask why they are ignoring researched ‘Best Practice’ protocols that can reduce risk of harm from Covid vaccines. You might even ask the current UK Prime Minister, ex-Oxford University, Rishi Sunak.To repeat: This is about Responsibility, and the Precautionary Principle. 

The Oxford University vaccine – an ‘old style’ adenovirus vaccine, if it had been given with aspiration and had not had such a strong ‘do good for the good of the world’ mission, might even have been the best option today.

Maybe there’s a lesson or two here we should be learning.

Go to: HARVARD ‘No correlation between unvaccinated and rising Covid numbers’



  1.  CDC – Myocarditis and Pericarditis After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination; Sept 22nd 2022 –  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/myocarditis.html
  2. Clinical Infect Dis. 2021, August 28; Can Li et al; Intravenous injection of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine can induce acute myopericarditis in mouse model – https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciab707/6353927
  3.  CDC, the Pink Book – https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/vac-admin.html
  4. To aspirate or not to aspirate? Considerations for the COVID-19 vaccines; Piotr Rzymski, Andrzej Fal; Pharmacol Rep. 2022; 74(6): 1223–1227.
  5. The UK Government Green Book – https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation-against-infectious-disease-the-green-book
  6. Finland joins other Scandinavian countries in pausing Moderna use in males under 30 – https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/finland-pauses-use-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-young-men-2021-10-07/
  7. Top Florida Doctor Warns Young Men COVID Vaccines Pose ‘High Risk’ of DeathNewsweek October 28, 2922
  8. Myocarditis risk significantly higher after COVID-19 infection vs. after a COVID-19 vaccine; Heart News, August 22, 2022
  9. Risk of Myocarditis After Sequential Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine and SARS-CoV-2 Infection by Age and Sex; Martine Patone et al; Circulation Vol 146 No 19