A pre-pressure study showed that 1 in 1,000 recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine could get myocarditis.
The study has been withdrawn after a miscalculation overestimated the risk of heart disease.
COVID-19 is safe to get and there is a greater risk of getting myocarditis from COVID-19 than the plug.
A pre-pressure study first published on MedRxiv, which claimed that one in 1,000 at risk of developing myocarditis from a COVID-19 vaccination has been withdrawn due to miscalculations.
MedRxiv is a website that publishes studies that have not yet been peer-reviewed, according to Reuters.
The study was first published on September 16 and conducted by researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. It became widespread to promote the idea that the COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe to use.
However, the investigation has been withdrawn due to a miscalculation, Reuters reported.
The rate of myocarditis – inflammation of the heart muscle – was calculated by dividing the number of COVID -19 vaccines in Ottawa by the number of occurrences of the heart disease.
By their calculations, the risk of myocarditis was 1 in 1,000 or 0.1%.
However, the figures used by the survey were incorrect. The authors largely underestimated the amount of vaccines delivered, yielding a number 25 times less than the actual amount.
They initially said the number of vaccines delivered was 32,379 – when in fact it was 854,930.
As a result of this miscalculation, the study was withdrawn on September 24, where the researchers said in a statement: “Our reported incidence appeared to be severely inflated by a wrong little denominator (ie number of doses administered during the study period). We reviewed the available data on Open Ottawa and found that there had actually been a major underestimation, with the actual number of doses administered exceeding 800,000
“To avoid misleading either colleagues or the public and the press, we want the authors to unanimously withdraw this paper due to incorrect occurrence data,” they added.
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute also issued a statement of apology for any misinformation that was spread as a result of this investigation.
Using data from the Vaccine Safety Datalink, the CDC advised Reuters that other studies have shown that there was no “significant association between myocarditis / pericarditis and mRNA vaccines” when looking at all age groups, although they warned “a link between mRNA vaccines and myocarditis / pericarditis in younger individuals, ”especially higher among young men.
However, a pre-pressure study on the incidence of myocarditis in young men found that they are six times more likely to develop myocarditis from COVID-19 than from the vaccine.
The CDC continues to emphasize the importance of getting the vaccine and states that any known risks of the COVID-19 vaccine far outweigh the benefits.
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