Perfectly healthy athletes are unexpectedly collapsing during games or practices and, in many cases, dying. Celebrities are also dying suddenly of heart-related issues. But it’s not just heart attacks that are causing this insane phenomenon. Hospitals in Canada and in the US are seeing an increase in the number of stroke patients.

Canadian Urgent Care Physician Dr. Raj Bhardwaj spoke with CBC News’ Rob Brown on Sunday about the incredible increase in the number of strokes healthcare providers have been seeing.

So, what is this link between influenza infection and stroke?” CBC News host Rob Brown asked.

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Dr. Hardwaj responded, “I didn’t know about this either until last year, but it turns out that after flu season, about three or four weeks later, there is a stroke season. And like you said, most of Canada is getting down off a big hump of the flu, so now we’re starting to see more strokes.”

The Canadian Urgent Care physician explained a conversation he shared with a friend of one of his colleagues. “And a friend of one of my colleagues actually mentioned that at work the other day; he said, ‘Have you noticed how many more strokes we’re seeing? It’s a lot more than usual; it feels like—so anecdotally, we’re starting to see that,'” the urgent care doctor explained.

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The New York Post wrote about how the CDC is investigating the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and its possible ties to Ischemic stroke in patients 65 years and older

“Following the availability and use of the updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines, CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD), a near real-time surveillance system, met the statistical criteria to prompt additional investigation into whether there was a safety concern for ischemic stroke in people ages 65 and older who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent,” the CDC said.

“Rapid-response investigation of the signal in the VSD raised a question of whether people 65 and older who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent were more likely to have an ischemic stroke in the 21 days following vaccination compared with days 22-44 following vaccination.”

According to the CDC, an ischemic stroke “occurs when blood clots or other particles block the blood vessels to the brain.”

Post Millenial explores the ties between the flu and strokes. Here’s what they report- On January 13, the CDC announced an investigation into whether the Bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine increases the risk of ischemic strokes in people aged 65 or older.

Last year, the Mayo clinic published an article titled “Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu vaccine may reduce risk of stroke.” Any disease such as Covid or the flu that affects the respiratory system could have correlations to stroke as the event is brought on by lack of oxygen to the brain. The article said that the vaccine reduced stroke risk by reducing the risk of contracting the flu.

Here are just a few of the responses to Dr. Hardwaj’s “stroke season” remark:

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