Oral arguments on CDC mask case; NY court ends HCW jab mandate; a pharmaceutical double-tragedy; Damar Hamlin goes home and lifts spirits; Schiff fingers Biden; media attacks Malhotra; more.
Five days before Christmas, Dr. Lindsay Heck, 25, new U. Pitt. pharmacist, summa cum laude and former valedictorian, expired suddenly and unexpectedly from a baffling “unknown cause.” According to her obituary, Ms. Heck enjoyed helping people, and ran “multiple vaccine clinics.”
Nothing to see here. Healthy young pharmacists die all the time. You remember all the news reports from before the pandemic, don’t you?
But there’s a wrinkle. According to Lindsay’s co-workers’ GoFundMe page, tragically, Lindsay’s father Carl Heck’s heart broke about a week after Lindsay died, when he suffered a sudden and unexpected aortic dissection and was rushed to the ICU. I couldn’t find any more recent update about Carl’s condition.
Carl Heck’s part of the story reminded me of this completely unrelated autopsy case report, published on PubMed back on September 29th:
The case report doctors described finding a thick, fibrous pericardium (the membrane surrounding the heart):
Now, people, please. I know what you’re thinking, but seriously, what the heck. Don’t start jumping to conclusions. There’s NO EVIDENCE the Heck double-tragedy had anything to do with the jabs. Who cares anyway? The Hecks’ private vaccination status is none of our business. It’s not like suddenly-dead people’s vaccine history means anything at all to millions of other still-living people who got, and are still getting, the jabs. Just keep going about your day as usual. And be prepared to show your vaccine pass to get there.