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Woooow.... this is scary, because it's not made up. You're right, it's a documented complication.Wear a mask, don't wear a mask. children should be vaccinated to death because getting pericarditis is MUCH BETTER than getting a case of the flu.
Recurrence of pericarditis after influenza vaccination: a case report and review of the literature - BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology
Background This case report describes a patient with pericarditis likely attributed to influenza vaccination (positive rechallenge), with a literature review. Case presentation A 87-year old patient developed pericarditis after influenza vaccination, with acute chest pain, without ECG...
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but as all of the smart people say, it's rare.... out of 177 million shots, maybe 1000 cases.
Now if we compare that to influenza, we find "CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9 million – 45 million illnesses, between 140,000 – 810,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 – 61,000 deaths annually since 2010."
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So please, stop the hyperbole, because it's a RARE complication. If you want to get technical, you are more likely to die from the flu itself (at least if you look at the actual numbers), compared to developing a form of pericarditis following the flu shot.