Elon Musk felt like he 'was dying' after 2nd COVID booster shot, cousin in 'peak health' suffered myocarditis

Elon Musk felt like he ‘was dying’ after 2nd COVID booster shot, cousin in ‘peak health’ suffered myocarditis

Elon Musk took to Twitter late Friday night to share his private expertise with the second COVID booster shot, explaining he bumped into “main unwanted side effects.”

In a collection of tweets, the Twitter CEO stated he felt like he “was dying” and {that a} cousin of his in “peak well being” suffered myocarditis, an irritation of the center which is listed as a doable aspect impact of some coronavirus vaccines. 

“I had main unwanted side effects from my second booster shot. Felt like I used to be dying for a number of days. Hopefully, no everlasting harm, however I dunno,” Musk said in a tweet.

He added: “And my cousin, who’s younger & in peak well being, had a severe case of myocarditis. Had to go to the hospital.”

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks throughout a T-Mobile and SpaceX joint occasion on August 25, 2022 in Boca Chica Beach, Texas.  (Michael Gonzalez/Getty Images / Getty Images)

In a 3rd put up, Musk defined it was not his option to get the second booster however was a requirement to go to a Tesla location in Berlin, Germany.

“Was required to go to Tesla Giga Berlin. Not my selection,” he stated.

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In yet one more put up, Musk explained he had no points with receiving the preliminary Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the primary mRNA booster.

“I had OG C19 earlier than vaccines got here out and it was mainly a gentle chilly. Then had J&J vaccine with no dangerous results, besides my arm harm briefly,” he tweeted.

The Tesla founder added: “First mRNA booster was okay, however the second crushed me.”

Musk’s posts have been in response to a Rasmussen Reports tweet that reported roughly 12 million individuals could have skilled “main unwanted side effects” after getting the vaccine.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) circumstances of myocarditis are a “uncommon threat” for individuals who obtain mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

“These uncommon circumstances of myocarditis or pericarditis have occurred most steadily in adolescent and younger grownup males, ages 16 years and older, inside 7 days after receiving the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna). There has not been the same reporting sample noticed after receipt of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson),” the CDC says on its web site.

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In this photograph illustration the Elon Musk’s Twitter web page is displayed on a smartphone display screen on January 7, 2023.  (Matt Cardy/Getty Images / Getty Images)

The web site provides: “CDC continues to suggest COVID-19 vaccination for everybody 6 months of age and older. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and CDC have decided that the advantages (akin to prevention of COVID-19 circumstances and its extreme outcomes) outweigh the dangers of myocarditis and pericarditis after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.”

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Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle and the CDC stated preliminary knowledge exhibits “most sufferers” finally recovered from their myocarditis.

“Preliminary knowledge from surveys carried out no less than 90 days after the myocarditis prognosis confirmed most sufferers have been totally recovered from their myocarditis,” the CDC stated.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Chief Medical Advisor and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 2022.  (SAUL LOEB/AFP through Getty Images / Getty Images)

It recommends all circumstances of myocarditis and pericarditis be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

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Federal legislation requires healthcare suppliers to report such points to VAERS.

Musk has been repeatedly essential of the COVID pandemic and of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who oversaw the U.S. pandemic response beneath Presidents Trump and Biden and their administrations as White House Chief Medical Advisor.