With Roughly 1.7 Million NFL Hits in Last 50 Years Why Have We Never Seen an “Arrhythmia” Cardiac Arrest Before?

Damar Hamlin

The mainstream media is working overtime to avoid any mention that a Covid vaccine played any part in the NFL’s Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest. Their established narrative lays blame on a “blow to his chest” as the cause for his heart attack during the 1st quarter of Monday’s game. This explanation is a deliberate attempt to keep the “V” word out of any Hamlin discussions.

Just a few days ago former NBA Utah Jazz legend John Stockton said “I think it’s highly recorded now, there’s 150 I believe now, over 100 professional athletes dead, in the prime of their life, dropping dead that are vaccinated. I had the proof in my hands, the names… I think it’s in the thousands now. Don’t quote me on that”. The media attacked Stockton to ridicule and debunk his statement. In January 2021, even Senator Ron Johnson noticed this issue. Johnson said: “Athletes are dropping dead on the field after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination”. It was just a matter of time before this happened in the NFL.

The investigating team GoodScienceing documented an astonishing 1,114 athletes who died from cardiac arrest since Covid vaccines were released. Years ago the Olympic Committee studied a 38 year period (1966-2004) and found on average, 29 athletes die per year. In December 2021 an Austria outlet compiled a list of 75 athletes who died over 5 months. Fact Checkers attacked Senator Johnson, both of these organizations, and anyone else looking into athlete collapses and deaths. Checkers typically say “there’s no proof they died from the vaccine”, which is true. Very rarely is a strict examination or detailed autopsy conducted on these athletes.

Steve Doocey on FOX News said, “He took a hit to the heart area.”  Doocey suggests the impact on his heart area is why it stopped. To build up this narrative, FOX brings on two doctors and a cardiologist. None of them mention vaccines. The first doctor says “the blow to the chest caused an arrhythmia.” University of Pittsburg Medical Center cardiologist Dr. Bryan Donohue says “the helmet contact to the chest, at just the right time, and just the right location, caused a commotion to the heart”. Why have we not see this more often in the NFL? Donohue has ties to the NFL through UPMC Dr. Joseph Maroon, who worked for the Steelers and the NFL.

There are roughly 130 plays in every one of the 272 regular season NFL gamesLet’s assume at least 2 players face a major impact on each play. This means roughly 35,300 impacts are in every NFL season. But there have only been two cardiac arrests in the history of NFL games. One was due to a spinal cord injury, the other was 51 years ago. In 1971 Detroit Lions Chuck Hughes caught the ball and was hit by two opposing players. Mr. Hughes is the only NFL player to die during a game.

With roughly 1.7 million player hits in the NFL over the last 50 years, why have we never seen an “arrhythmia” cardiac arrest before?

Established sportscaster Jim Gray said: “You don’t get on the field unless you are in good shape. If there’s some kind of medical condition, it would have turned up during his career”. Gray is suggesting the NFL look at Hamlin’s recent medical history, which would include the Covid vaccines. Additionally, the chest protectors used by NFL Defensive Backs distribute a frontal impact across the entire front of the body, including the shoulders. The pads have a solid front. The Douglas models have an Air-Management Main Body cushion system for dispersing the energy of big hits.

Dr. Peter McCullough, one of the world’s leading cardiologists, and the Chief Scientific Officer for The Wellness Company requested Damar Hamlin’s vaccination history as part of any investigation into this tragedy.

Wellness Company Headed by Dr. Peter McCullough Requests to Release Damar Hamlin’s Vaccine Status as Part of Any Investigation into this Tragedy


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