(Slay News) – A leading Johns Hopkins University medical professor is raising the alarm about a spike in serious heart damage being recorded in children.
Dr. Marty Makary is a surgeon and public policy researcher at Johns Hopkins and is regarded as one of America’s leading medical experts.
He’s warning that there has been a sharp rise in “significant heart damage,” or myocarditis, in children.
Makary has blasted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for ignoring the issue.
Rather than investigating the cases, Makary says the CDC has “downplayed” the issue.
Makary appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show where he expressed major concerns about the soaring childhood myocarditis cases.
“And in some people who received it [the vaccine], there appears to be serious heart damage,” Carlson said.
“Far more than the experts thought would occur.
“The Lancet just surveyed young people ages 12 to 29, who suffered from myocarditis, heart damage, after taking the COVID shot.
“According to the Lancet, 90 days after myocarditis symptoms emerged, roughly 26% of young people who surveyed still needed daily medication because their hearts were so damaged.
“Twenty percent said they had problems with their daily activities.
“Thirty percent said they experienced pain.
“How will they be at age 60? You wonder.
“And of course, you know the answer to this,” Carlson added.
“Hospitals were perfectly aware of this and they’re warning children about it.”
Carlson then rolled a new advertisement from New York Presbyterian hospital.
“I’ve been into fashion since I can remember, but one day I had a stomach ache so bad,” the child narrator in the ad says.
“I didn’t want to do anything.
“The team at New York Presbyterian said it was actually my heart.
“It was severely swollen, something called myocarditis, but doctors gave me medicines and used machines to control my heartbeat.
“They’ve saved me. So now I can become the next great fashion designer.”
Carlson then responded to the ad by suggesting it is normalizing heart conditions in young healthy kids.
“Severe heart damage in otherwise healthy children?” Carlson asked rhetorically.
“Oh yeah. We’ve always had that,” he added, sarcastically.
“No, we haven’t actually.
“And Dr. Marty Makary was virtually alone in the medical community when he warned about the risks of this.
“He warned for months in March.
“He wrote to the CDC and said, you’ve got a duty to quote, ‘rigorously study the long-term effects of vaccine-induced myocarditis.’
“He was not celebrated for this. Of course, he was attacked, as always.”
Carlson then introduced his guest, Dr. Makary.
“Well, they famously downplayed, the CDC director last year, said if we vaccinate a million children, there might be 30 or 40 cases of mild myocarditis,” Dr. Makart said.
“And they said, if you get myocarditis from COVID, that’s worse or happens at a higher rate.
“But that’s not true,” the top medical professor notes.
“The studies have come out.
“Europe reacted by banning the Moderna vaccine altogether in young people, in many parts of Europe and everybody under 30, and in other places, everybody under 40.
“The tragedy that we’re now learning that there’s significant heart damage, 31% of people having physical activity restrictions,” the doctor states.
“The Seattle study that 63% of children after myocarditis had evidence of heart swelling months down the road on MRI.
“So we were playing with fire.
“We didn’t know what we were dealing with,” he warns.
“They undercounted the complication rate, making the vaccine look safer than it really was, overcounting cases in young people, in hospitalizations, making the COVID infection look more dangerous than it really was.”
“And the tragedy is that we could have saved children from myocarditis,” he adds.
“We could have protected this nation’s children from myocarditis.
“We could have spaced out the vaccine instead of those, that narrow three-week interval, no vaccines given three weeks apart.
“And the myocarditis happens after the second dose,” Makary explains.
“We could have, let parents say, you know, if you only feel comfortable with one dose, it’s okay to stop there.
“Instead, we had put a gun to their head saying, you got to come back in three weeks.
“And if you don’t agree, you’re in deep trouble.
“And we could have been honest about the risk in healthy children.
“That risk is so low,” he notes.
“It’s lower than the risk of the vaccine.”