Covid vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia, or VITT

Submitted by katdopp on Sun, 08/22/2021 - 20:39

The realities and dangers of vaccine-induced blood clots. Joel S. Hirschhorn compiles long list of evidence implicating the experimental Covid injections. August 19, 2021.

Dr. Francis Christian made this important observation: "I have not met a single vaccinated child or parent who has been adequately informed and who then understands the risks of this vaccine or its benefits."

An informative article by Dr. Veronica Hackethal in April noted: "The European Medicines Agency has said that, as of April 20, there have been 287 reports of rare blood clots with low platelets after administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine, eight with Johnson & Johnson, 25 with Pfizer, and five with Moderna. The clots are notable because some have occurred in unusual and deadly locations in the veins that drain the brain (known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis) and the abdomen (known as splanchnic vein thrombosis)." Note that all the major vaccines were cited.

... low platelet levels in the body can cause abnormal bleeding, termed thrombocytopenia, especially deadly brain bleeds. Two processes cause this condition. Platelet clearance is an autoimmune process; the body's immune system is out of control and eats up platelets – this is called immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Second, is platelet consumption that converts blood platelets into clots in the body. ...The most widely used medical term is "vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia" (VITT). Thrombotic refers to clots. Thrombocytopenia refers to low platelet levels. Note the use of "vaccine-induced" to classify this medical condition, which involves unusual clots reported after shots of experimental COVID-19 vaccines. ... It may instead be called acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP) ...TTP can be fatal or cause lasting damage, such as brain damage or a stroke

 ...  scientists have identified an autoantibody called platelet factor 4 (PF4) antibody that promotes clotting and eventually low platelet levels and bleeding; it can be measured and tested for. ...

Dr. V. Zelenko ... explained that when a person is injected with the vaccines, the body turns into a protein spike factory, generating billions of spikes that travel to the "endothelium," that line blood vessels, damaging blood cells and causing blood clots. More specifically, he explained that if this occurs in the heart, it is likely to result in a heart attack, and if it happens in the brain, it may result in a stroke. "So, we're seeing the number one cause of death in the short term is from blood clots, and most of it is happening within the first three, four days," he said. "Naturally induced immunity [from a prior COVID infection] is a billion times more effective than artificially induced immunity through vaccines. So why would I vaccinate someone with a poisoned death shot that makes inferior or dangerous antibodies when I already have healthy antibodies?" he argued.

The Lancet published a long, detailed study reporting that verified VITT associated with experimental COVD vaccines ... It found vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) has seven times worse rate of deaths than in non-vaccine induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia.  ...The patients in this study were all vaccinated on or before April 30, 2021, and before this date most individuals vaccinated in the U.K. were aged 45 years or older.

... Commenting on this new study, Rajiv Pruthi, of the Mayo Clinic, urged the U.S. to "remain vigilant" even if the AstraZeneca vaccine is not authorized for use by the FDA. "Clinicians who are seeing patients with low platelets, headaches, blood clots coming in, regardless of the vaccine they got, should consider [VITT]," he said.

... An April article, "Towards Understanding [AstraZeneca] Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT)" by the esteemed German researcher Andreas Greinacher and colleagues, detailed the mechanisms causing inflammation and blood problems. "In summary, our study provides a mechanism by which an adenoviral vector vaccine can trigger an immune response leading to highly reactive anti-PF4 antibodies [causing] prothrombotic consequences."

...  Dr. Charles Hoffe has been practicing medicine for 28 years in a small, rural town in British Columbia, Canada, and recently gave a long interview. He has given about 900 doses of the Moderna experimental mRNA vaccine to his patients. So, contrary to some critics, he is no anti-vaccine doctor; at least he was not originally.

The core problem he has seen are microscopic clots in his patients' tiniest capillaries. He said, "Blood clots occurring at a capillary level – this has never before been seen. This is not a rare disease. This is an absolutely new phenomenon."

Most importantly, he has emphasized these micro-clots are too small to show up on CT scans, MRI and other conventional tests, such as angiograms, and can only be detected using the D-dimer blood test. This is a standard test that indicates whether blood clots are being actively formed somewhere within a person's vascular system.

Using the latter, he found that 62% of his patients injected with an mRNA shot were positive for clotting, not a small fraction that can be easily dismissed.

He has explained ... spike proteins in the vaccine become "part of the cell wall of your vascular endothelium. This means that these cells which line your blood vessels, which are supposed to be smooth so that your blood flows smoothly now have these little spikey bits sticking out. … When the platelet comes through the capillary it suddenly hits all these COVID spikes and it becomes absolutely inevitable that blood clots will form to block that vessel." Medically, these clots are likely to deplete platelets.

Hoffe made an important distinction: "The blood clots we hear about which the media claim are very rare are the big blood clots which are the ones that cause strokes and show up on CT scans, MRI, etc. The clots I'm talking about are microscopic and too small to find on any scan. They can thus only be detected using the D-dimer test. … The most alarming part of this is that there are some parts of the body like the brain, spinal cord, heart and lungs which cannot regenerate. When those tissues are damaged by blood clots they are permanently damaged."

 ... this causes the heart to need to work harder to try to keep up against a much greater resistance trying to get the blood through your lungs. This is called pulmonary artery hypertension – high blood pressure in the lungs because the blood simply cannot get through effectively. People with this condition usually die of heart failure within a few short years."

The eminent Dr. Peter McCullough noted, "So, this is a very different type of blood clotting that we would see with major blood clots in the arteries and veins ... This was a different type of clotting and in fact the Italians courageously did some autopsies and found micro blood clots in the lungs. And so, we understood in the end, the reason why the lungs fail is not because the virus is there. It is because micro blood clots are there. … When people can't breathe, the problem is micro-blood clotting in the lungs. … The spicule on the ball of the of the virus itself which damages blood vessels, that causes blood clotting." He has also openly stated that none of the COVID vaccines are safe for most people at little risk from COVID-19.

...  As to clots throughout the body, consider what NIH has said: "The clots can limit or block the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the body's organs, such as the brain, kidneys, and heart. As a result, serious health problems can develop."

...    Dr. Ryan Cole – proof of blood clots from a pathology expert

There is a very important video of an August presentation by the highly credentialed and experienced pathologist Dr. Ryan Cole on the topic "What the vaccine spike protein does to the body." This video shows a large number of medical slides of different kinds of tissues in COVID vaccine victims obtained typically from autopsies. Dr. Cole shows many examples of microscopic blood clots in key tissues, such as the lungs.

former Pfizer executive Dr. Michael Yeadon added his voice of deep expertise on vaccines to the blood clot issue. "These COVID vaccines are not safe," he said. "The gene based design makes your body manufacture virus spike protein, and we know and we've known for years that virus spike protein triggers blood clots," Yeadon explained. "That's a fundamental problem."

Yeadon revealed the astronomically high adverse events from the vaccine alone should have shut them down. "Young people are not susceptible to COVID-19. They're not at risk," Dr. Yeadon said. "It's a crazy thing then to vaccinate them with something that is actually 50 times more likely to kill them than the virus itself."

Dr. Yeadon said the CDC VAERS system has reported roughly 5,000 vaccine deaths in the first six months of 2021. "Normally there's 200 a year for all vaccines combined," he said. [note: as of 8/13/2021, the CDC's VAERS death reports total is over 13,000, considered to be 1 or 2% of actual COVID post-vaccine deaths]

"I'm very pro-vaccines," Yeadon said. "My biggest beef with the [COVID] vaccines include serious concerns about safety. They have not been sufficiently tested. They were approved for emergency use fraudulently, in my view, because they shouldn't do it if there are safe and effective medicines. And there are. ...

Yeadon said hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, azithromycin and inhaled steroids are all safe and effective at treating the coronavirus. Each was suppressed by Dr. Fauci, the scientific establishment and the media. Truth was suppressed to promote use of experimental vaccines.

Research from Doctors for COVID Ethics

A July medical research article by two distinguished physicians, Michael Palmer and Sucharit Bhakdi, associated with the group Doctors for COVID Ethics, examined the original research done for the Pfizer mRNA vaccine. ...

"Pfizer's animal data clearly presaged the following risks and dangers: blood clotting shortly after vaccination, potentially leading to heart attacks, stroke, and venous thrombosis.

"We must emphasize again that each of these risks could readily be inferred from the cited limited preclinical data, but were not followed up with appropriate in-depth investigations. In particular, the clinical trials did not monitor any laboratory parameters that could have provided information on these risks, such as those related to blood coagulation (e.g. D-dimers/thrombocytes), muscle cell damage (e.g. troponin/creatine kinase), or liver damage (e.g. γ-glutamyltransferase). That the various regulatory agencies granted emergency use authorization based on such incomplete and insufficient data amounts to nothing less than gross negligence. ...

Continuing or even mandating the use of this poisonous vaccine, and the apparently imminent issuance of full approval for it are crimes against humanity."

New England Journal of Medicine

In April this journal published three research articles on blood clotting related to COVID vaccines and a long editorial by two physicians reviewing all the work.

... These persons were healthy or in medically stable condition, and very few were known to have had previous thrombosis or a preexisting prothrombotic condition. Most of the patients included in these reports were women younger than 50 years of age, some of whom were receiving estrogen-replacement therapy or oral contraceptives. A remarkably high percentage of the patients had thromboses at unusual sites – specifically, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis or thrombosis in the portal, splanchnic, or hepatic veins. Other patients presented with deep venous thrombi, pulmonary emboli, or acute arterial thromboses. … High levels of d-dimers and low levels of fibrinogen were common and suggest systemic activation of coagulation. Approximately 40% of the patients died ...

Salk Institute

In April, the Salk Institute promoted coverage of research  ... The chief finding was that the spike protein associated with the COVID virus and with vaccines was connected to strokes, heart attacks and blood clots.

... A subsequent article in May examined this work and made several important observations. Here is its perspective, as relevant to the COVID vaccines. "The prestigious Salk Institute … has authored and published the bombshell scientific study revealing that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein used in the Covid jabs is what's actually causing vascular damage. ...

Report by 57 Medical Experts

This May report was prepared by nearly five dozen highly respected doctors, scientists and public policy experts from across the globe. It went public and was urgently sent to world leaders as well as all who are associated with the production and distribution of the various COVID-19 vaccines ...  The report demanded an immediate stop to COVID vaccinations.

Dr. Merritt reveals data trend about vaccine related bleeding

In a July article titled "Are 'Vaccines' Harming More Than the 'Vaxxed'?" Dr. Lee Merritt made this observation: "In addition to deaths, there have also been issues with bleeding and thrombocytopenia. .."

Conclusions

Here is the vaccine quandary: Supporters of the COVID vaccines are quick to emphasize that relatively few recipients have experienced post-vaccination blood clotting. True, except for the findings of the Canadian physician about microscopic blood clots in most of his patients that major news media have ignored. Also ignored are the findings from the Salk Institute, which provide a rationale for seeing spike proteins that invade bodies after vaccination as causing clots. Even vaccines not directly including spike proteins – the AstraZeneca and J&J adenovirus vector vaccines – pose a problem because they send genetic instructions into cells to produce the spike protein of the coronavirus.

It cannot be emphasized enough that the vast majority of U.S. COVID victims – over 500,000 of the over 600,000 official COVID deaths – could have been saved through early home/outpatient treatment as detailed in "Pandemic Blunder." The proven treatments can stop COVID infection in its early virus replication phase and, therefore, prevent blood clots as the infection progresses.

The public also needs strong information about the many advantages of natural immunity, from prior COVID infection or life exposure to various coronaviruses. This is far better than vaccine-induced artificial immunity that does less to protect against COVID variants and makes people susceptible to breakthrough infections. For most healthy, relatively young (less than age 70) people the benefits of COVID vaccination do not outweigh the risks. Dr. McCullough was correct in saying that the better approach to COVID vaccination would have limited it to perhaps 20 million Americans with serious COVID risks.

On the issue of whether all COVID vaccines pose a blood clot threat, consider an April study by Oxford University that found the number of people who receive blood clots after getting vaccinated with a coronavirus vaccine are about the same for those who get Pfizer and Moderna vaccines as they are for the AstraZeneca vaccine. And as already cited the J&J vaccine has also been implicated for clots.

Also, Dr. McCullough has noted: "FDA has warnings on J&J, for instance on blood clots in the brain. There are analyses showing that blood clots are, to a greater extent, with Pfizer and Moderna."

He went on to emphasize this about spike proteins: "The mechanism of action is clearly poisonous, and then we know that the generation of the spike protein, itself, it damages local tissues, it's not natural for a human cell to produce this foreign spike protein. We've never asked the human body to produce a foreign protein, ever. This is so radically new to do this and to do it on a mass scale and to, let alone express on the cell surface and have the body start to attack its own cells and then, let it circulate in the bloodstream, where we know it damages blood cells and causes blood clotting."

What needs attention by FDA, CDC and NIH is the need to do more testing of vaccine victims to discover through blood testing and autopsies the nature and extent of blood clotting. Thus, the importance of the work of pathology expert Dr. Cole.

For those wanting to see many examples of COVID vaccine negative health impacts this website is recommended. The mission is: "This website is dedicated to sharing the truth about these people and their testimonials. Watch for yourself and make up your own mind. Is it worth it to risk life-changing and even fatal side effects from a vaccine for a disease that is survived by 99.98% of people under 70?"

Only by seeing or reading many horrendous stories of vaccine victims dying from blood problems can the public truly understand and appreciate how dangerous the experimental vaccines are for many people. Taking a shot is a gamble. Will you become a blood victim?

Of course, the risk of getting serious blood clots seems much higher for those who get a serious case COVID-19 then it is for those who get vaccinated. They tend to be acute, near-term impacts amenable to various treatments, though sadly not lifesaving in all cases.

Most insidious in the long run, perhaps years after the shots, are the microscopic blood clots noted by Dr. Hoffe and Dr. McCullough, and revealed through tissue examination by Dr. Cole. That may impact the lives of many people, perhaps millions. If and when that scenario emerges, who will be criminally prosecuted? Will all the vaccine proponents admit they made a huge mistake?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Americans are just starting to discover that much of what they thought they knew about the COVID-19 pandemic has been a lie. At the same time, the reality of safe, effective, inexpensive and readily available medications that can both treat and prevent COVID infection – successfully used all over the world – has been ruthlessly suppressed at every turn. But the truth is finally emerging, and is explored in-depth in a recent issue of WND’s acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, titled “ENDING THE PANDEMIC: How vaccine mania and lust for power led to the all-out suppression of proven safe-and-effective COVID treatments.” “ENDING THE PANDEMIC” is still available in state-of-the-art digital form.

The realities and dangers of vaccine-induced blood clots. By Joel S. Hirschhorn

https://www.wnd.com/2021/08/realities-dangers-vaccine-induced-blood-clots/

The author, Joel Hirschhorn is selling a book Pandemic Blunder: Fauci and Public Health Blocked Early Home COVID Treatment Paperback – January 29, 2021 

Other References:

  1. Reports have come from Israel
  2. A medical paper has just been published on one case of aTTP linked to the Pfizer experimental vaccine.
  3. in an article on the dangers of COVID experimental vaccines, the experienced and pioneering physician Dr. V. Zelenko addressed the blood problem.
  4. a major news story about the Florida doctor's death:  "Just three days after he received the Pfizer vaccine, Dr. Gregory Michael, 56, of Miami Beach developed symptoms for immune thrombocytopenia, a rare blood disorder that stops the creation of platelets, which are necessary for clotting. … He spent two weeks in the hospital where he died from a brain hemorrhage."
  5. news story, also in February, that noted: "At least 36 people may have developed a rare blood disorder, known as immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), after taking either Pfizer and BioNTech or Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines."
  6. Just published is an article from British researchers that identified 170 definite and 50 probable cases of VITT.
  7. [Compare these to figures from May of 400 blood problems per 100 million reported by U.K.'s regulator Medical and Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) and 1,000 cases per 100 million doses reported by Germany.]
  8. Dr. Hoffe's views have been suppressed by big media., but were covered well in another alternative news site. And the doctor got some attention by submitting an open letter to the provincial Ministry of Health.
  9. In June a medical paper by experienced European physicians and medical researchers described four cases of patients that suffered from COVID vaccine-induced blood clots.
  10. the Wall Street Journal published a long article in July on the COVID vaccine blood clot issue.
  11. "The peer-reviewed findings, by a team of researchers from McMaster University in Ontario, were published … by the science journal Nature. They could help doctors rapidly test for and treat the unusual clotting, arising from an immune-driven mix of coagulation and loss of platelets that stop bleeding."
  12. "The [Salk] paper, published in Circulation Research, also shows conclusively that COVID-19 is a vascular disease, demonstrating exactly how the SARS-CoV-2 virus damages and attacks the vascular system on a cellular level.
  13. Pittsburgh case study. A June article reported that physicians did not save the life of a patient that had both severe large blood clots and low platelet count. He was hospitalized a few days after the second dose of the Moderna vaccine. This was noted: "The distribution of thrombosis, especially the cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, was characteristic of VITT or TTS."

  14. Like nearly all articles by establishment physicians this one stressed the use of "safe" COVID vaccines. This was also stressed in an accompanying editorial