Fact Check-300-word journal abstract is not proof of mRNA vaccines being used to ‘murder’

A 300-word journal abstract that has been criticised by experts has been falsely cited by a British doctor as proof that mRNA vaccines are “murder”.

Vernon Coleman, a novelist who once worked as a GP ( and and has previously been fact-checked by Reuters (here and here), featured in a four-minute video on Nov. 22 in which he cited an abstract in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) journal Circulation.

The passage, he said, was “all I, you – or anyone else – needs to know” (here).

He added: “I’ve said for a year that this jab was an experiment – certain to kill and injure… Now the evidence exists that must stop this experiment.

“If the COVID jab experiment continues after today then we know for absolute sure that this is not a medical treatment, it is a cull.”

Reuters has previously addressed the abstract (seen here), which suggests mRNA vaccines have contributed to a rise in heart attacks and heart disease. See the fact check here.

On Nov. 24, the AHA added an expression of concern to the abstract, which is not a full peer-reviewed study. The statement warned that the passage might not be reliable and that a “suitable correction” was necessary.

“Specifically, there are several typographical errors, there is no data in the abstract regarding myocardial T-cell infiltration, there are no statistical analyses for significance provided, and the author is not clear that only anecdotal data was used,” it added (here).

Dr Hector Bueno, the Multidisciplinary Translational Cardiovascular Research (MTCR) Group lead at the Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research and a spokesperson for the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), told Reuters that current evidence suggests COVID-19 itself presents a higher risk of heart attack.

He said: “We have not observed any obvious increase in heart attack rates during the time of COVID-19 vaccination. Moreover, the scarce information available is not consistent with such risk but the opposite” (here).

“The ESC trusts and supports the ongoing clinical and epidemiological surveillance systems led by local, national and international health authorities. None of these have raised any alarm related to such risk. If there were a solid suspicion of a COVID-vaccine-related risk of heart attack, this would be under active investigation.”


No evidence. The abstract, which is not a study, has not been peer-reviewed, and has been widely criticised, does not offer proof that COVID-19 shots cause heart attacks.

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