According to one professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, mRNA COVID vaccines should face immediate suspension, as they are causing “an unprecedented level of harm, including the death of young people and children.”
“This is not a theory anymore,” MIT professor Retsef Levi said in an interview with The Epoch Times, referring to findings that link mRNA vaccines with myocarditis, a potentially fatal inflammation of the heart. “These are proven facts that basically undermine any sense of safety about these vaccines.”
Levi has over 30 years of experience in the fields of analytics and modeling, looking at risk management issues in the context of health systems and policies. He primarily analyzes data sets to understand quality, safety and risk.
While appearing on EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program in November 2022, Levi discussed his study that showed correlation between a 25% rise in heart attack emergency calls among young, healthy Israeli men in early 2021 and the country’s attempts to vaccinate their population using mRNA vaccines.
Levi argued that, while the study should warrant an in-depth investigation, it will take more proof than just a correlation to put a stop to the vaccine programs.
“The main question that we need to ask ourselves is: Do we have enough evidence from this study and many other studies to say ‘halt’?” he said at that time.
On Monday, Levi posted a video statement to Twitter, saying that he has now seen a substantial amount of evidence that the risk of dying of myocarditis brought on by mRNA vaccines is outweighing the benefits that the vaccines offer.
“At this point in time, all COVID mRNA vaccination programs should stop immediately,” he said in the video, which garnered over 1.5 million views in just a day.
“By now, I believe that the cumulative evidence is conclusive and confirms our concern that the mRNA vaccines indeed cause sudden cardiac arrest as a sequel of vaccine-induced myocarditis. And this is potentially only one mechanism by which they cause harm,” Levi said, pointing to his analysis of the Israel national emergency services data.
That data suggested a 25% increase in the cause of “cardiac arrest diagnosis” among Israeli youth in the first half of 2021 at approximately the same time as the government launched a massive vaccination campaign.
“Data from the UK, Scotland, and Australia replicate the data from Israel,” he added.
Levi mentioned two specific studies on adverse heart effects among healthy young people after receiving the vaccine. One study focused on students in Thailand and identified one case of myopericarditis and four suspected subclinical myocarditis among 202 boys who received the second vaccine dose. The other study, from Switzerland, reported that nearly 3% of vaccinated or boosted young people developed “mild damage to the heart muscle cells.”
Subclinical myocarditis observed in those studies appears to be several hundred times more common than the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s data on symptomatic myocarditis after vaccination claims.
“The risk of having major abnormal and negative cardiovascular symptoms after vaccination is between one in 30 and one in 50,” Levi explained to The Epoch Times. “It’s unimaginable in terms of safety, especially in a population of young healthy people.”
Levi claims that the concern that the myocarditis linked to mRNA vaccines may ultimately cause death is also confirmed, citing a study based on autopsy results in which German researchers reported ruling out all possible causes of death but myocarditis for multiple people who died suddenly at home after vaccination.
“This is already beyond the decision of whether you need to stop the [vaccination] program or not,” Levi told The Epoch Times. “To put in perspective, we have pulled drugs off the market for much, much lower level of risk.”
Another indication of the underlying mechanism for these impacts has to do with the fundamental way the mRNA vaccine works, Levi says.
To assemble an mRNA COVID vaccine dose, the spike of the COVID virus is first encoded in mRNA molecules, which are then wrapped in lipid nanoparticles before being sealed into a glass vial. In response to the jab, cells in the recipient’s body will produce proteins that resemble the spikes, which in turn triggers an autoimmune reaction.
“The foundational assumption, to claim that these vaccines are safe, is that when you inject this vaccine, the mRNA, the spike, and the lipid stay in that muscle locally and disappear from the body,” he explained. “But we know now that this assumption is not true—the mRNA and the lipids are actually penetrating the blood system.”
“We don’t know yet how exactly, but it’s more than just a negligible phenomenon,” Levi added. “All the organ systems in your body are exposed to major risks directly by the spike, which we know is the most toxic part of the virus.”
Levi said that the response of many countries, to attempt to force people to get vaccinated, was an unreasonable gamble, particularly considering that the current COVID strain is causing significantly less severe illness than previous strains.
“Essentially, taking now these shots is almost like a Russian roulette—[it’s] just every time you take it, you take a gamble on what will happen,” he told The Epoch Times. “I think it’s insane to apply this kind of gamble to healthy people.”
Levi believes that options going forward from a risk-management perspective are to rely on natural immunity while focusing on early treatment of COVID infection. However, the more important task for public health authorities will be repairing the trust that’s been broken through the pandemic.
“I think that the number one concern at the moment is not about the COVID-19 vaccine, but actually about the trust that the public should have,” the professor said. “It’s critical that the public should trust that what is being told and informed is based on transparency, honesty, and putting the interest of the well-being of people in the center of considerations.”
“I think that the last two years have broken it completely,” he added. “I think we have to restore it by being very transparent about what has transpired, and really change the systematic failures that we’ve seen.”
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