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2a0c40 on Nov 21, 2021 | hide | past | favorite

Criticism from reddit:

1) It's a non-peer-reviewed conference abstract.

2) It's a single author. That's weird, and rare, considering a single person certainly didn't do all the work this abstract describes themselves

3) The single author is Steven Gundry, a "functional" medicine quack renowned for promoting lectin-avoidance diets as cure-alls.

4) It's absolutely impossible to ascertain the methods here.

5) Because the abstract is terribly written, it's almost impossible to work out what they're actually trying to report

6) I'm not a cardiologist, but from what I can tell and my general impression the PULS test is not a validated biomarker. The website gives no publications. The papers referenced in the FAQ are small and terribly cited. The test is marketed by numerous natural health websites.

Edit: one of the only academic results for the PULS test is this 2019 abstract, also by Grundy, that shows that lectin-free diets dramatically reduce PULS scores! Who would have predicted that! (obviously this work was never published, because it probably never existed)

7) The conclusions: "We conclude that the mRNA vacs dramatically increase inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination" are over-reaching nonsense.

8) Given what we know about vaccine responses, I'd be more inclined to just think this abstract is bollocks, rather than even any normal physiological inflammatory response


Also from there: "Please note: The single author for this abstract has been shown previously to push pseudoscientific concepts (lectins causing inflammation), and isn't even associated with any official academic or regulatory institution (he just runs his own clinic and sells supplements with dubious claims), so take this abstract with a large grain of salt."

The author is Steven Gundry, a long time quack:


It should be noted that SARS-COV-2 itself also has these effects on your body.

Taking in extra D3 and K2 vitamins mitigates these risks to some extend (by helping your blood circuitry react less to the vaccine or virus).

I can't find a plain-English reference to this article from any website I recognize. Can anyone find one?

This article is a bit more understandable, but still requires some medical knowledge.


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