Dr Vernon Coleman, a retired GP and writer on many subjects, is a long-standing and very controversial sceptic about vaccines in general and now about the mRNA injections designed to combat Covid.
Dr Coleman is inclined to put his views very emphatically; that does not mean he is necessarily wrong. https://vernoncoleman.org/videos/finally-medical-proof-covid-jab-murder
Those who oppose or are even merely worried about these 'jabs' are spreading rumours about allergic reactions - some go so far to say that there have been deaths directly or indirectly attributable to the injections. We read anecdotes of fit young people, who have previously received the vaccination, suddenly collapsing and dying, sometimes on the sports field.
Rumour is a bad way of deciding such issues, but if the following is well-conducted science then there may indeed be a degree of risk associated with Covid 'jabs' (the disbenefits for a minority may of course be heavily outweighed by the benefits to the great majority who might otherwise succumb to the crippling or lethal effects of the virus itself.)
To suppress such information risks compromising trust in the medical professionals and politicians who we hope will guide us through the Covid crisis. So let us look at this new evidence and continue to position ourselves between blind trust in authority and blind panic.
Dr Coleman refers us to a recent (8 November) paper by former cardiac surgeon Steven R. Gundry in the medical magazine Circulation.
Gundry's paper includes the following comments in the abstract:
'Recently, with the advent of the mRNA COVID 19 vaccines (vac) by Moderna and Pfizer, dramatic changes in the PULS score became apparent in most patients... At the time of this report, these changes persist for at least 2.5 months post second dose of vac.
'We conclude that the mRNA vacs dramatically increase inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination.'
The PULS Cardiac Test is designed to help identify patients who are at risk of 'experiencing an acute coronary event due to endothelial damage leading to unstable lesion rupture.'
What I read into this is:
- It may be unwise for some (or many - Dr Gundry noted 'dramatic changes' in the PULS score for 'most' patients) to take part in strenuous physical exercise following such vaccination, at least for some months post-jab
- It could be worth getting some test such as a PULS score to see if one is personally at greater risk
- We should look for more guidance as to whether we are in a category that makes vaccination more risky. My wife and I had the third 'booster' jab (Pfizer's) last weekend and we were asked e.g. whether we were in general good health, and whether we had allergies or were taking any blood-thinning medication, so presumably there are situations in which the medical professional would deem it unwise to proceed with vaccination
- Is there some way of testing whether we are naturally immune to Covid, or on the contrary more likely than the average person to react badly to vaccination?