Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) are linked to the COVID-19 vaccines.
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Social media users have circulated posts claiming that the Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) and the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) are linked to the COVID-19 vaccines.
Misbar has investigated the claim and found it to be misleading. No credible sources mentioned a possible link between Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and the COVID-19 vaccines.
What Is the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome?
The circulating posts have misnamed the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS), a genetic heart condition that can cause sudden death in young, apparently healthy people. (SADS) refers to various cardiac arrhythmia disorders which are often genetic and can be responsible for sudden death in young, apparently healthy people.
According to the British Heart Foundation, “SADS usually happens when an abnormal heart rhythm, known as an arrhythmia, goes untreated and leads to a cardiac arrest. An arrhythmia usually causes the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. It is usually caused by a heart condition that affects the heart’s electrical system.”
The Canadian Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation defined SADS as a variety of cardiac arrhythmia disorders that are often genetic and can be responsible for sudden death in young, apparently healthy people.
The website also cited conditions that can lead to an abnormal heart rhythm, including Long GT Syndrome, Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia CPVT, Brugada Syndrome, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy ARVG, Shot QT Syndrome, and Timothy Syndrome. But no credible sources have linked the SADS to the COVID-19 vaccines’ side effects.
It is worth mentioning that a study has found that the COVID-19 vaccines prevented 20 million deaths in the year after they were introduced. Moreover, the U.S. SADS Foundation recommended that SADS patients receive the vaccine, as it is not dangerous for their case.
What Is the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?
The Public Health Agency of Canada defined the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) as “the sudden death, during sleep, of an infant less than one year of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation.”
The agency’s website mentioned that “current medical and scientific evidence explains SIDS as a multifactorial disorder arising from a complex interaction of underlying vulnerabilities of the infant and the environment.” It also confirmed that the exact cause or causes of SIDS remain unknown. However, the official website noted that immunization does not increase the risk of SIDS and may even lower the risk.
Moreover, a study published in the National Library of Medicine has found that vaccines are not linked to SIDS. Meanwhile, The U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has also confirmed that “the vaccines have not been shown to cause sudden infant death syndrome.”