By Douglas Herz
In a Friday press release by the Kyodo News Service, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare warned of myocarditis and pericarditis issues related to the mRNA COVID vaccines.
The Kyodo News Service is the Japanese equivalent of the AP or Reuters. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is the Japanese equivalent of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where the CDC is located. The Microsoft Translate version of the entire Japanese press release follows:
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Raises Alertness to “Serious Side Reaction” of Myocarditis
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare today decided to raise alertness to “serious side reactions” from normal warnings and require doctors to report symptoms of myocarditis and pericarditis reported more frequently in young men after the new coronavirus vaccinations made by Pfizer and Moderna. It was approved by the expert subcommittee of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare which analyzes the side reaction.
On the other hand, myocarditis may occur as a complication of new corona infection, and the frequency is found to be higher than after vaccination. Therefore, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare continues to recommend inoculation as “the merits of inoculation are greater than the disadvantages such as side reactions”…