by Debra Heine
Dr. Aseem Malhotra, an eminent British cardiologist who helped promote the mRNA vaccines when they were first rolled out, is now calling for the suspension of the injections until all the raw data from clinical trials are released for independent scrutiny, and all adverse side effects are fully investigated, the World Council For Health reported.
In a two-part peer-reviewed paper published in the Journal of Insulin Resistance on Monday, Malhotra presented real world data revealing that in the non-elderly population, the risk of suffering a serious adverse event from the jabs are greater than the any benefits. [See part one here, part two here.].
Malhotra is a Consultant Cardiologist, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and President of the Public Health Collaboration, and an honorary council member to the Metabolic Psychiatry Clinic at Stanford University school of medicine California. He is an internationally renowned expert in the prevention, diagnosis and management of heart disease.
His re-analysis of Pfizer and Moderna randomized controlled trial data also found that the risk of suffering serious adverse effects of mRNA vaccines for individuals is significantly higher than the risk of being hospitalized with Covid-19.
The study found that the international roll-out of mRNA vaccination program overstated benefits of vaccination especially in low-risk populations, and the under-reported adverse events.
Commenting on the report, Malhotra said, “There has been a rise in out of hospital cardiac arrests and heart attacks linked to Pfizer’s Covid-19 mRNA vaccine with plausible biological mechanisms of harm.” He added, “pharmacovigilance systems and real-world safety data, coupled with plausible mechanisms of harm, are deeply concerning, especially in relation to cardiovascular safety.”
Malhotra’s paper presented data showing a significant rise in cardiac arrest calls to ambulances in England in 2021 (an extra 14,000 compared to 2020). Similar data from Israel in the 16–39-year-old age group showed there was a 25 percent increase in heart attacks or cardiac arrests associated with the BionTech Pfizer vaccine administration that was not associated with Covid-19. These findings mirror a potential signal from the Pfizer Phase 3 clinical trial, the cardiologist found.
Citing the FDA’s own website, Malhotra argued that testing positive for antibodies is an unreliable marker for immunity or protection against COVID-19 post-vaccination.
“It cannot be said that the consent to receive these agents was fully informed, as is required ethically and legally,” he concluded. “Authorities and sections of the medical profession have supported unethical, coercive, and misinformed policies such as vaccine mandates and vaccine passports, undermining the principles of informed consent. These regrettable actions are a symptom of the ‘medical misinformation mess.’”
The report cites a recent analysis of all cause death data that found “prescribed medications now are the third most common cause of death after heart disease and cancer because of side effects, and they are mostly preventable.”
The tip of a mortality iceberg where prescribed medications are estimated to be the third most common cause of death globally after heart disease and cancer.”
Underlying causes for this failure include regulatory capture – guardians that are supposed to protect the public are in fact funded by the very corporations that stand to gain from the sale of those medications. A failure of public health messaging has also resulted in wanton waste of resources and a missed opportunity to help individuals lead healthier lives with relatively simple – and low cost – lifestyle changes.
The unprecedented roll-out of an emergency use authorisation vaccine without access to the raw data, with increasing evidence of significant harms, compounded by mandates that appear to serve no purpose other than to bolster the profits of the drug industry, have highlighted modern medicine’s worst failings on an epic scale, with additional catastrophic harms to trust in public health.
There is a strong scientific, ethical and moral case to be made that the current Covid vaccine administration must stop until all the raw data has been subjected to fully independent scrutiny. Looking to the future the medical and public health professionals must recognise these failings and eschew the tainted dollar of the medical – industrial complex. It will take a lot of time and effort to rebuild trust in these institutions, but the health of both humanity and the medical profession depend on it.
Part two of the review explores the capture of the regulatory agencies, and lays out how the immense financial power of pharmaceutical corporations influences politicians and media to promote products at the expense of scientific scrutiny and unfettered access to research.
Bias and conflicts of interest abound in the medical-industrial complex with well documented adverse outcome for patients from overmedicalisation and prescription drugs. Coercive vaccine mandates based on biased and short trials with unpublished raw data is the culmination of the uncheck power of the pharmaceutical industry to the exclusion of effective lifestyle factor risk reduction which was ignored by media and politicians alike.
Malhotra concludes “We must use this as an opportunity to transform the system to produce better doctors, better decision making, healthier patients and restore trust in medicine and public health. Until all the raw data on the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines have been independently analyzed, any claims purporting that they confer a net benefit to humankind cannot be considered to be evidence based.”
Malhotra was reportedly one of the first people in the United Kingdom to get two doses of the COVID-19 shot, and initially promoted them on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, but after observing its lack of effectiveness and high rates of adverse events, his thoughts have changed.
He is the son of a prominent general practitioner who died of cardiac arrest after receiving an mRNA vaccine. Malhotra believes the injection was likely a contributing factor in his father’s sudden death.
Malhotra’s paper entitled “Curing the pandemic of misinformation on COVID-19 mRNA vaccines through real evidence-based medicine,” was praised by a host of leading doctors and scientists around the world, including Professor Sherif Sultan, President of the International Vascular Society; Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at the University of Stanford; Dr. Campbell Murdoch Clinical, Advisor to the Royal College of General Practitioners; and Dr. Amir Hannan MBE, Chair of the West Pennine Local Medical Committee.
“Doctor Aseem Malhotra’s literature review and analysis is a cause for global concern,” said Prof. Sultan.
We fully believe that vaccines are one of the great discoveries in medicine that has improved life expectancy dramatically, however, mRNA genetic vaccines are different, as long-term safety evaluation is lacking but mandatory to ensure public safety. These findings raise concerns regarding vaccine-induced undetected severe cardiovascular side effects and underscore the established causal relationship between vaccines and myocarditis, a frequent cause of unexpected cardiac arrest in young individuals. Surveillance of potential vaccine side-effects and Covid-19 outcomes to identify public health trends and promptly investigate potential underlying causes needs immediate attention.
Prof. Bhattacharya praised Malhotra’s paper, calling it a “detailed narrative review of the literature on the uses and abuses of the mRNA Covid vaccines.”
Dr. Malhotra makes a good case that there is considerable heterogeneity across age groups and other comorbid conditions in the expected benefits and expected side effect profiles of the vaccine. He finds that while there may be a case for older people to take the vaccine because the benefits may outweigh expected harm that may not be the case for younger people. Dr. Malhotra’s paper calls for a pause in the use of the vaccine in younger people, such as the one recently adopted by Danish public health authorities and the Florida department of public health in the United States. He calls for investigation of side effect profiles of mRNA vaccines and for a halt to any vaccine mandate programs involving Covid vaccines. These papers should be considered carefully by all public health authorities who seek to adopt principles of evidence-based medicine in their recommendations to the public regarding the Covid mRNA vaccines.
Dr Amir Hannan congratulated Malhotra for putting the report altogether “to help inform the public, the medical profession, the regulators, government, the pharmaceutical industry and wider society.”
Drug treatments and vaccinations can be an important part in helping to overcome disease and prevent illness, but we must remain vigilant against over reliance on the benefits and minimising or even suppressing the harms. Greater scrutiny of the data is needed and those overseeing medical practice to ensure the public and the profession remain safe. An urgent review is needed of the materials and information provided on the Covid-19 vaccines to help inform the public so that informed consent is gained through a shared decision-making process with education and training in light of the new evidence emerging.
“Provision of safe and effective healthcare sits at the heart of medical services. As a GP this is central to every action I take with patients,” said Dr Murdoch.
The healthcare regulator in England, the Care Quality Commission, requires this from all providers of medical care. As Dr Malhotra describes, to be able to provide safe and effective care all healthcare professionals must practice evidence-based medicine. This is a combination of using the best available scientific evidence, the patient’s preferences, and the healthcare professional’s expertise. The combination of these three factors allows the patient to make an informed choice about what is best for their health.
In the case of the Covid-19 vaccination Dr Malhotra describes multiple systemic failures in the provision of safe and effective evidence-based medicine. Consequently, it has been impossible for patients and the public to make an informed choice about what is best for their health and life.
High quality healthcare requires organisations and individuals to act with complete integrity. Without this the delivery of safe and effective healthcare will always fail.
Errors in healthcare can provide an opportunity to improve. It is now time to reflect and learn from the experience of the Covid-19 vaccination. Healthcare must always help, not harm.
Dr Bob Gill, a General Practitioner, activist and producer of documentary “The Great NHS Heist,” said “the quality of evidence provided vaccine producers and lack of openness from the pharmaceutical industry risk long lasting damage to confidence in public health interventions.”
Given the declining virulence of the infection and mounting evidence of vaccine-related harms, there can be no justification to continued mass roll-out of booster programs given the short-term risks from the vaccine likely outweigh the benefits for the majority of the population and we remain ignorant of the long-term risk to health.
Dr Renee Hoenderkamp, General Practitioner, writer and broadcaster, said he currently has two young patients with post vaccine heart conditions.
They were not counselled on the risk of this as part of an informed consent process. Surely any medical professional should want their patients to fully understand the risks and benefits of a medication they take, and welcome that discussion? As the evidence evolves and we see clearly that the risk from both covid 19 and the vaccine designed to protect against it differs massively by age, sex, co-morbidity, and previous infection, it becomes ever more important to give patients the information they need to make an informed decision. This important paper brings those risks and benefits into sharp focus and should allow the desperately needed discussion that has thus far been sorely missing from any examination of vaccination benefit and harms. Aseem opens up the discussion around the both the harms and the ability to have a healthy discourse and I welcome it.
The World Council for Health hosted a press conference in London on Tuesday, where Dr. Malhotra discussed his new peer-reviewed paper. Malhotra was joined by Dr. Ryan Cole, a pathologist from Idaho; Dr. Tess Lawrie, a member of the WCH Steering Committee; and Dr. Clare Craig.
“I was willfully blind, certainly in relation to the vaccine and the harms, until I wasn’t,” said Malhotra. “And that’s why it’s crucial that we tackle this both with compassion (and the facts) because there are many people who are still willfully blind. And I think remaining in echo chambers and pointing fingers isn’t getting us anywhere.”
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Debra Heine reports for American Greatness.
Photo “Dr. Aseem Malhotra” by Dr. Aseem Malhotra.