Anti-vaccine advocates mislead on sudden cardiac deaths among athletes

Published on 05/01/2023 at 23:33

After the collapse of American football player Damar Hamlin during a Buffalo Bills game, anti-vaccine advocates claimed on social media that the number of athletes who died due to heart conditions between 2021 and 2023 was the same as the period 1966-2004. This is unproven; the sources cited in the posts do not support the allegation, for which multiple sports cardiology experts told AFP there is no evidence.