STATEMENT FROM AFLDS LOS ANGELES, CA – America’s Frontline Doctors released the following statement today in response to the announcement by the Centers for Disease Control that they will hold a June 18th emergency meeting of The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) to address increased rates of inflammation of the heart muscle and heart lining … [CDC ACKNOWLEDGES HEART RISKS TO YOUNG PEOPLE, MUST DISCONTINUE COVID-19 VACCINATION IN PEOPLE ≤ 30 Read More »](https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/2/press_releases/cdc-acknowledges/)
**STATEMENT FROM AFLDS** LOS ANGELES, CA – [America’s Frontline Doctors](http://www.aflds.org/ "This external link will open in a new window")released the following statement today in response to the announcement by the Centers for Disease Control that they will hold a June 18th emergency meeting of The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) to address increased rates of inflammation of the heart muscle and heart lining after COVID-19 vaccination, particularly in young people. In a June 10th meeting the CDC disclosed, as of May 31, 475 cases of myocarditis/pericarditis were reported to VAERS of Americans age 30 and younger. The conditions called myocarditis and pericarditis can cause permanent heart damage. [AFLDS is currently suing the Dept. of Health and Human Services to prevent additional emergency use authorizations of COVID-19 vaccines.](https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/2legal/tro/ "This external link will open in a new window") “It’s long past time that the CDC acknowledged there are [hundreds of cases](https://www.fda.gov/media/150054/download#page=17?ftag=YHF4eb9d17 "This external link will open in a new window") involving young people who have been vaccinated. Almost all of these children require hospitalization and 20% have reduced heart function. The children/youths will need to be on heart failure drugs and no physical activity for 3-6 months to try to prevent permanent heart failure. The CDC must immediately suspend any additional authorizations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines in children. If an otherwise healthy 12-year-old suffers heart damage after receiving these vaccines, their life will never be the same. These conditions can change a young person’s healthy heart to that of a frail 70 year old overnight. It continues to be unfortunate that the CDC refuses to acknowledge risks and mounting adverse events until they are forced to by rising cases. “Pediatric Medical Director for America’s Frontline Doctors, Dr Angie Farella submitted a [letter](https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/2/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Dr.-Farella-VRBPAC-Comments-to-Committe6-3-21-REVISED-signed.pdf) to CDC for review on this very issue. She wrote, “Vaccines take years to safely test. It’s not only the number of people tested but the length of time that is important when creating new vaccines. These experimental agents must not be rushed and licensed early, before the completion of all trials.” “The risk to children from COVID-19 is statistically insignificant, yet the nation’s medical bureaucracy and Big Pharma continue to put our children at risk to push an experimental agent that is not medically necessary. Parents, physicians and elected officials must stand up for our nation’s children now before we find more damage has been done at the hands of politicized science.” **MEDIA NOTE:** To book an AFLDS member physician on your media outlet or program, please send requests to Sarah Absher at Sarah@aflds.org or call 336-392-5850. **ABOUT AMERICA’S FRONTLINE DOCTORS** America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization. AFLDS stands up for every American looking for the best quality healthcare by empowering doctors working on the front lines of our nation’s most pressing healthcare challenges. Our growing community of member physicians come from across the country representing a range of medical disciplines and practical experience. To learn more about America’s Frontline Doctors, visit [AFLDS.org](http://www.aflds.org/ "This external link will open in a new window").
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