The claim: Post reports that DJ Mighty Mouse died of a heart condition caused by a COVID-19 vaccine
DJ and music producer Matthew Ward, aka Mighty Mouse, died suddenly of aortic aneurysm on October 20 at the age of 48. His name, Defamation Records, confirmed his death in statement on Twitter later this week.
Some social media users are erroneously suggesting that Ward’s death was due to the COVID-19 vaccine.
that October 27th on Instagram Displays a screenshot of a file Tweet April From Ward says he received a COVID-19 vaccine along with a news report that he died of an aneurysm. The background is a file Conspiracy theory meme which originated with the phrase “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, implying a connection between the two.
“To be fair, prolonged exposure to house music could have caused blood vessels to dilate as well as tingling.” October 27th on Instagram is reading. The post got over 200 likes.
Post Oct 27 on Instagram It shows screenshots similar to the vaccine tweet and a news report, with the caption “DJ dies in his sleep of an aneurysm! No coincidences 💉💉💉💉 #getboosted #safeandeffective.”
Commenters on both posts took the set of photos to mean that the COVID-19 vaccine caused the aortic aneurysm that led to Ward’s death.
One commenter said, “The doctors know the cause of the aneurysm and have stated in the records that it was from a shot of the clot.”
But the assertion implied here is wrong. There is no evidence that Ward’s death was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no mention of a vaccine anywhere in any of the publication’s photo essays.
USA TODAY has reached out to the social media users who shared the post for comment.
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There is no evidence that DJ Mighty Mouse died from the COVID-19 vaccine
There is no evidence that Ward died from side effects related to the COVID-19 vaccine.
There is no mention of a COVID-19 vaccine, or any alleged side effects, in the defamation records official statement regarding his death.
Cardiovascular and infectious disease experts say it is not possible that the vaccine could have anything to do with Ward’s death given that time window.
“There is no biological reason for the (six) months delay, based on the interaction mechanism of a drug or vaccine,” he said. Dr. Leslie Cooperchief of cardiovascular medicine at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. John SchwartzbergHe is not aware of any major studies linking COVID-19 vaccines to aortic aneurysms, the professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health said.
“While there is evidence that adenovirus-targeted vaccines … can cause abnormal blood clotting in the vascular system, I have not seen any convincing evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause aneurysms,” he told USA TODAY by email. aortic”. “There were no indications in all of the observations that aneurysms are more common in people who have received the vaccine than if they had never been vaccinated.”
An aortic aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in the aorta, the large artery that carries blood from the heart through the chest and trunk, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Having an aortic aneurysm increases your risk Tear development In the inner layer of the wall of the aorta. It is also possible for the aorta to rupture completely.
mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have been linked to some rare cardiovascular side effects, such as Myocarditis (myocarditis) f Pericarditis (Inflammation of the outer lining of the heart). This risk occurs disproportionately in boys and young adults after puberty, according to both Cooper and Schwartzberg.
However, both doctors said that COVID-19 itself poses a greater risk to heart health than vaccines in the general population. Moreover, the risk factor associated with vaccines and myocarditis only lasts for a few weeks after vaccination, according to Cooper.
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Our assessment: context is missing
Based on our research, we have assessed the missing context that would mean DJ Mighty Mouse died of a heart disease caused by a COVID-19 vaccine. There is no evidence that aortic aneurysms are related to the booster injection. Experts say the six-month gap between his vaccination and his death makes the connection unrealistic.
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