A news anchor with News4JAX, a television station in Jacksonville, Florida, questioned if the experimental COVID-19 shot caused her pericarditis during a report on the Global Vaccine Data Network study.

The Global Vaccine Data Network (GVDN), a multinational, investigator-led research network with primary interests in vaccine safety and effectiveness, studied 99 million people across eight countries who received COVID-19 shots.

The massive international study concluded the COVID-19 shots have numerous adverse side effects, including myocarditis, pericarditis, and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Largest Ever COVID Vaccine Study Highlights Dangerous Side Effects

From The Hill:

Both mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna were associated with instances of myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, which occurred more than was expected in the study, with the condition having a significant observed-to-expected ratio consistently after the first, second and third doses.

Significantly higher than expected cases of pericarditis, inflammation of the sac-like structure that surrounds the heart, were also observed following first and fourth doses of Moderna’s vaccine.

“The safety signals identified in this study should be evaluated in the context of their rarity, severity, and clinical relevance,” the researchers wrote.

News4JAX highlighted the study during a segment on its program, interviewing local residents about their attitudes toward the shots.

Anchor Joy Purdy disclosed that she experienced pericarditis and questioned if the COVID-19 shot caused her condition.

"I'm sure there are a lot of you who listen to that story like me, I'm sitting there going, 'What has happened over the past couple of years?' I had the COVID shot, I had COVID, and then dealt with pericarditis just this past Christmas. I never had heart problems before so I wonder. Now I'm going to be doing some more research," she explained.


Despite the study's findings, News4JAX didn't deviate from the mainstream media narrative.

From News4JAX:

Dr. Jonathan Kantor, who is an adjunct scholar at the Penn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, reviewed the study and believes the vaccines’ benefits still outweigh the risks.

“I think what this study confirmed is pretty much what other smaller studies have said in the past. And that’s the following. Number one, vaccines have risks, I think only a fool would say vaccines don’t have risk,” Kantor said.

Kantor said the new research shouldn’t erode anyone’s trust in the vaccine, but instead prompt them to think about their medical condition and their need for protection.

“There’s no such thing as a drug that has an effect without a side effect, so everything has potential risk. The problem is what is the risk of the thing that you are trying to prevent?” Kantor said. “And that’s where it comes into play. So for example, for parents, right, if you’ve got a healthy three-year-old, who’s had COVID, four times already, well, then I’d say, ‘I don’t know what the benefit is that you’re going to get from getting that vaccine today.’”

But Kantor said the best scenario depends on the person.

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