Are athletes dying in increased number due to receiving COVID vaccinations? No. They are not.
Much has been made on social media recently of a “scientific” study claiming that more athletes have died from sudden cardiac death in the past two years (2021-22) than died of the same cause in the 38 years between 1966-2004.
The study further claims a link between this huge increase in deaths and COVID vaccinations.
But the list of supposedly vax-related deaths includes people who haven’t died; people who died but didn’t die of sudden cardiac death; people who were not athletes. It’s a complete dog’s breakfast.
And to top it all off, the authors claim to be showing a link between sudden cardiac death & COVID vaccinations without knowing the vaccination status of their subjects.
Particularly notable given the article’s claim about a link to COVID-19 vaccines, there is no mention of the vaccination status of each of the individuals listed in the article.
Here’s the whole article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2023/01/12/fact-check-post-makes-false-claim-athletes-sudden-cardiac-death/11018611002/