I know what Idiopathic means. Are you suggesting that Dr. Spivak doesn't know the meaning because he's clearly stated to the NY Times that he believes it's a "medical certainty" that the vaccine caused Dr. Micheal's death. And how do you know he doesn't have access to Michael's medical records? Michael's wife has stated that she's certain her husband's death was "100% linked to the vaccine." She could have released her husband's medical records to Spivak which is done in a lot of these cases.You should look up what idiopathic means. Basically denotes a condition with an unknown cause. Yes.. unknown cause. I think this article lays out the arguments well. But like me and spivak, he has not had access to the medical records, so be aware that these are mostly speculation.
I'm putting more emphasis on Spivak, an expert on blood disorders at JH, who would put his reputation at risk as well as challenge the behemoth Pfizer by telling the NY Times that he believes it's a "medical certainty" that the vaccine caused Micheal's death. Certainty means definite - why would Spivak risk his reputation if he wasn't absolutely certain of his conclusion?
Dr. Jerry L. Spivak, an expert on blood disorders at Johns Hopkins University, told the New York Times Tuesday that he believes “it is a medical certainty” that Pfizer’s COVID vaccine caused the death of Dr. Gregory Michael.
According to Lyn Redwood of the CHD (from the article), ITP has been associated with the MMR vaccine in approximately 1 in every 25,000 to 40,000 doses. She says ITP has also been associated with the HBU, HPU, DTap, polio & pneumococcus vaccines.The key point is this occurs in 16 people a day in the USA. Despite what Nomad thinks, ITP has numerous suspected triggers, including viral infections. The only American killed by Zika was killed by ITP. So, being a healthy person is not a guarantee that you won't develop this condition. Beyond what is stated in the article, the timing is a red flag for me. You don't develop antibodies with in 3 days of getting a vaccine. So the notion that auto-antibodies generated by a vaccine could deplete a person's platelets within 3 days does not seem likely to me. That is my speculation FWIW.
My antivaxx platform? Lol...I've identified myself as pro-choice believing in informed consent with the position that any mandated vaccine is a forced medical procedure. Therefore, I'm not suppose to post any information from qualified medical experts on safety concerns with these vaccines? How about the fact that Pfizer & Moderna have protected product liability from any damage their vaccines may (and will) cause - I shouldn't have posted that link because that would be considered antivaxx? (are you for censorship?).Vaccines should not be mandated based on an EUA. It is a different story if it achieves full approval which will take into account adverse effects. That you think vaccination should be halted indicates that you don't understand what the basis of an EUA is. The question is whether the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk. Given the relatively few serious adverse effects of the vaccines compared with the ~550k who died from Covid in the USA last year and there is no debate. If you don't want the vaccine, don't take it. But please spare us these patently weak justifications to your general antivax platform.
I get it that this thread leans heavily Left and appears to be nearly 100% anti-Trump & anti-Right. And it looks like presently "Chris" is the lone Trump supporter engaged in what reminds me of the ancient Roman Gladiatoral games where one Gladiator would be up against numerous adversaries encircled around him. Lol (I'm actually surprised at this since 70 million Americans voted for Trump - does this suggest that most cyclists are on the Left; since this is a cycling site with a thread on Covid-19 that seems to be overwhelmingly anti-Trump & anti-Right).