The number of people who died due to irregular heartbeat, or cardiac arrhythmias, this year is higher than usual, according to a new study.
The United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that these deaths had the second highest excess mortality rate in March and April, while they were the eighth highest in February, and fourth in January.
The ONS reports there were 234 excess deaths due to irregular heartbeat in March and 138 in April.
The BBC reports that in March 92 percent of people over the age of 12 had taken their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 85 percent had already had their second.
Many who are skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccine have taken to social media, claiming the vaccine may be responsible for the increase in heart problems.
One Twitter user wrote, “So why take MNRA that can lead to heart issues and more even if you don’t need a vaccine?”
“Many young people are in trouble,” the user added.
The vaccine doesn’t stop transmission, so it’s technically useless.. as your immune system is good enough to fight a virus— nejo (@yeeneejo) September 20, 2022
So why take MNRA that can lead to heart issues and more even if you don’t need a vaccine
Many young people are in trouble https://t.co/D6V0wpgcfI
Teens and young adults who have received a COVID vaccine have reported similar heart issues, namely myocarditis.
The CDC even reported a connection between the vaccine and heart problems in young people but says it is small, and still claims that even six-month-old babies should take the vaccine.
Another Twitter user wrote, “That vaccine is dangerous. Hate that they made the military take it.”
That vaccine is dangerous. Hate that they made the military take it. https://t.co/4GQo5xxiUK— ChillinRaichu (@brokehomieglenn) September 20, 2022