Kansas City Chiefs Kingdom Love Overshadows Anti-Vaxx Talk

We broach an uncomfortable conversation that mainstream news has discussed but local outlets have ignored.

We noticed the conversation in the comments of this blog and thereby feel obligated to share more resources . . . Here's a passage that stands out . . .

While the Bills released an official statement Tuesday morning confirming that Hamlin, who is 24 years old, suffered cardiac arrest and is in critical condition, some people on social media have been pointing blame at the COVID-19 vaccine in the latest attempt to undermine the vaccine’s efficacy. Although Hamlin’s personal vaccine status remains unknown, the NFL reported earlier this year that 95% of players had been vaccinated.

“To be honest, it’s way too early to speculate on a true cause of his cardiac arrest. There are a lot of theories, but you really can’t make a diagnosis from a five-second video,” says Dr. Michael Emery, cardiologist and codirector of the sports cardiology center at Cleveland Clinic. “[Hamlin] will need and will get a lot of testing to hopefully reach a potential diagnosis. The [suggested] link between the COVID-19 vaccine [and cardiac arrest] is wildly and irresponsibly speculative from a very vocal minority.”

Although vaccines and viruses, not just those related to COVID-19, can cause myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart, instances are rare . . .

A study published in the American Heart Association journal found that the risk of developing myocarditis following a COVID-19 vaccine booster is low, and when it does occur, cases are typically mild. Teen boys and young men have the highest risk for myocarditis.

Our main takeaway . . .

TKC isn't a doctor and we don't suggest anyone take medical advice from d-bags on the Internets. ASK YOUR DOCTOR for guidance . . . In nearly every instance, real life medical pros will concur with most of what we've read from reputable news sources whilst the online discourse remains entertaining and fun but NOT a great place to discover healthcare advice.

Again . . .

We're not digging in on this one but merely want to share some of what we're reading which mostly focuses on the local reaction . . .

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How the Chiefs are moving forward in aftermath of Damar Hamlin's on-field collapse

When Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field due to cardiac arrest in the first half of the Bills' matchup vs. the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, concern was the only thing on most observers' minds. In the days following one of the most horrific moments in football history, it's been difficult to determine what comes next for the NFL.

'You're going to get through it': NFL rallies to support Hamlin as his condition improves

As a sedated Damar Hamlin lay before him in a Cincinnati hospital bed surrounded by machinery feeding him oxygen and fluids, Indianapolis Colts safety Rodney Thomas provided a few words of encouragement to his friend."I just told him, I got him. That's all," Thomas said Wednesday.

Travis and Jason Kelce's New Heights podcast: Damar Hamlin

Kansas City Chiefs This week - instead of their normal episode - the Kelce brothers offered a somber and thoughtful look at the events that occurred this past Monday night, when the game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals was suspended after Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field after tackling Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins.

Kansas City-area instructor works to address fears on performing CPR, using AED devices

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Every minute CPR is not started, the chance of survival drops 10%. CPR and AED instructor Deena Kerschner Johnson has seen an increase in calls and questions over the last few days.

Chiefs held team prayer for Damar Hamlin on Tuesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The football world is working to play on with Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin at the forefront of their minds. About nine minutes into Monday Night Football, Hamlin tackled Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins and then collapsed on the field at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati.

Bills bar in Kansas City plans to honor safety Damar Hamlin

Chiefs players and fans alike are rallying around the Buffalo Bills.For Buffalo native Al Burns, his bar in Parkville, Missouri, is an extension of his hometown.That means lots of wings and Bills football."It's like a brotherhood. It's hard to explain," Burns said.The bar was packed on Monday night with Bills and Chiefs fans when safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on MNF."It got quiet.

UMKC School of Nursing interim dean encourages CPR training

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Joy Roberts was just like everyone else Monday night, watching medical staff performed CPR on Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during a nationally televised football game. The Bills later announced Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest during the Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

COVID-19 vaccines almost certainly didn't cause Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest. Here's what may have

Damar Hamlin, the 24-year-old safety with the Buffalo Bills, is not your usual victim of cardiac arrest. Yet Hamlin on Monday night collapsed roughly nine minutes into the first quarter of a nationally televised football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Covid Vaccine Misinfo Spread Online After NFL Player's Collapse

News outlets cover "irresponsible" and "baseless" rumors circulating after the collapse of Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills, speculatively linking the event to Hamlin's covid shot status. Other reports cover a possible cause: commotio cordis, a cardiac condition caused by a chest impact.

Blaming Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest on the COVID vaccine is "wildly and irresponsibly speculative," says expert

Shortly after Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills safety who collapsed on the field following a hit during the Monday night football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, people began speculating about the cause.

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