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A Prominent Expert makes a U-Turn that is turning heads in the cardiology world.
Plus the Updated U-Turn Tracker!
When not working in the pharma/medical industry, there are many doctors and experts you don't hear about. Most doctors tend to avoid delving into controversial topics because it negatively affects their income in various ways. Firstly, patients hesitate to see controversial doctors. Secondly, Pharma tends not to engage these doctors as Key Opinion Leaders or advisors, resulting in income loss.
Retired doctors and experts are more inclined to speak their minds due to their detachment from the system. Retired Prof. Sucharit Bhakdi, who chaired Microbiology at the University of Mainz, Dr. Mike Yeadon, a retired Pfizer Vice President, and retired Prof. Gabriel Oon, whom I covered in a previous article, are a few examples.
Allow me to introduce Dr. Kári Stefánsson, a prominent Icelandic figure with a remarkable impact in his field. He earned his M.D. in 1976 and Dr. med. in 1986 from the University of Iceland, laying the foundation for his distinguished career. His expertise in neurology, neuropathology, and neuroscience led to a professorship at Harvard University in 1993. Subsequently, he returned to Reykjavik, becoming a respected professor of medicine at the University of Iceland. Notably, Kári's accomplishments span genetics and protein biology, unraveling the complexities of neurodegenerative diseases. His groundbreaking work led to the establishment of deCODE, a pivotal step in decoding the risk of multiple sclerosis.
Kári Stefánsson is also an ESC (European Society of Cardiology) Gold Medalist, an award given annually to 2-3 cardiologists in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to medicine. Let’s just say in the world of Pharma, having someone like Kári as a Key Opinion Leader for your drug earns you quite a bit of brownie points for your career.
It's important to note that I'm working from a translated version of the report, as the actual podcast was in Icelandic, potentially leading to missing context.
In November 2021, he stated, "Personally, I believe it's a questionable move not to get vaccinated. Not just for our personal benefit, but for the betterment of society. I wouldn't object if vaccination became mandatory. I'm aware that many view this as a form of fascism and unpalatable insistence on vaccination."
His previous stance was in favor of to some extent curtailing the freedom of those opting out of Covid-19 vaccination to interact with others. Presently, he's adopted a different perspective, one enriched by his experience. Kári now acknowledges that a significant number of individuals are encountering heart inflammation as a result of vaccines, surpassing those who experienced it due to Covid-19 infection.
"Scientists from various parts of the globe have now emerged, asserting that a universal vaccination approach wasn't entirely right. They highlight multiple instances of individuals developing heart muscle inflammation and similar conditions. Surprisingly, even concerning the infection itself, a smaller percentage of those who contracted the virus suffered from heart muscle inflammation compared to those who received the vaccine. While I don't have the exact figures at hand, there's a possibility that some of these claims hold merit. If we were to start over, armed with the knowledge we now possess, and this pandemic emerged, I'd propose that individuals under 50 abstain from vaccination. Perhaps even under forty or fifty. This perspective arises from the constant weighing of benefits and risks inherent in any form of medication, be it vaccines or other treatments. 'Medicine today is essentially an ongoing assessment of outcomes,' Kári aptly remarks."
So, Kári's words seem to have given quite a shake to a bunch of cardiologists – that is, if they're catching wind of this news (seems like it's being kept somewhat quiet with no international media catching it). What's interesting is that he's not doing this for attention or to rake in some extra cash – telling it like it is might actually cost him quite a bit. Maybe he is just establishing his Nuremberg defense (i.e. the decision was correct at that point in time).
I received some feedback suggesting Kári's change of tune might not be a total U-Turn since he's still advising folks above 40 or 50 to go for the vaccine. But honestly, whether it's a complete flip-flop or not isn't really important. What's really important is that these changes in perspective all seem to be heading in just one direction. I haven't come across any stories of folks who were super against the whole mRNA experiment suddenly saying, "Hey, new data, new me – sign me up for that jab!" The Truth only flows in one direction.
Time to add Kári to our U-Turn Tracker⟨™⟩!
Once more, it's important to highlight that the U-Turn Tracker⟨™⟩ is not intended to cause embarrassment to anyone on the list. Instead, I am utilizing it as an impartial tool to objectively track the evolving status of the
collapsing mRNA narrative.
Dr. Kári Stefánsson
Signing off for Now
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