Selwyn Duke
My troubling COVID vaccine story experiences
By Selwyn Duke
August 12, 2021

Along with many other commentators, I’ve reported on side-effects associated with the coronavirus vaccines. Of particular concern are heart problems and, specifically, myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart muscle.

Now, you’ll hear different stories about how common these issues are. Government officials and the medical establishment will claim they’re rare, while others say differently (and that the feds’ Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, is undercounting vaccine-coincident deaths). But when your anecdotal experience starts to align, suspiciously, with the warnings of danger, it’s eyebrow-raising.

I haven’t taken any COVID vaccines and have no intention of doing so. But I learned that a friend of mine had, by way of a complaint he registered: He developed heart inflammation, as he put it, after taking the shot and said he was on medication to treat it. He’s just one person, however.

Then, approximately a month later, which was also about a month ago, I had a conversation with an employee at a recreational site. He mentioned that he’d had a coronary two months after taking a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Oh, he understood that this didn’t prove cause and effect, but he was suspicious. He noted that he began experiencing cardiac symptoms after receiving the injections. Of course, this could have been coincidence.

A few days ago, however, I was at that recreational site again. I got to talking with a certain fellow, and he mentioned that his doctor had relegated him to engaging in only non-strenuous activity because he’d had a heart attack. A short time later, a light bulb went off in my head. I asked him, since my mind had wandered, “Hey, when did you say you had your heart attack?” “May,” he responded. Let me ask you, I then followed up with, “Did you receive a COVID vaccine?” He said yes, so I asked him when.

“April,” he replied.

Admittedly, all these men are older. My friend is 64, while the two other fellows were, respectively, approximately 70 and 60. But here’s the thing: Working from home and being an alien (as I like to put it), I don’t interact with the humans all that much. Nor did I conduct any kind of even limited investigation or seek these people out. Yet that’s three vaccine-coincident heart-ailment stories that have come my way.

Now, this has to be interpreted figuratively here, but as James Bond creator Ian Fleming put it, “One time is an accident. Two times is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.” When do these personal experiences relating to curiously congruent COVID vaccine stories stop being coincidence?

I’d never intended to take the shot, but what I’ve learned via research and my anecdotal experience has only stiffened my resolve in that regard.

Of course, everyone has to make his own decisions regarding health matters, as he’ll reap the benefits or suffer the consequences thereof. But for food for thought, I’ll present an alarming late July interview (video below) with renowned COVID doctor Peter McCullough. The man has quite the résumé (which you can read here) and said of the vaccine that “at this point in time, I really can’t recommend it to anybody.”

Of course, contradicting McCullough, the world’s Faucis and Rochelle Walenskys very much want us to get injected. And, really, this may be the best reason of all to be wary.

Contact Selwyn Duke, follow him on Gab, MeWe or Parler or log on to

© Selwyn Duke


The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)


Stephen Stone
The most egregious lies Evan McMullin and the media have told about Sen. Mike Lee

Siena Hoefling
Protect the Children: Update with VIDEO

Stephen Stone
Flashback: Dems' fake claim that Trump and Utah congressional hopeful Burgess Owens want 'renewed nuclear testing' blows up when examined

Pete Riehm
The world shares Israel’s problems

Peter Lemiska
The poisonous mix of imported hatred and home-grown ignorance

Michael Bresciani
Prophecy 2024: Major prophecies are closing fast

Selwyn Duke
For the West to live, immigration(ism) must die

Mark Shepard
Black Men for Trump – Makes a lot of sense

Cliff Kincaid
Will someone investigate the NSA?

Rev. Mark H. Creech
Revelation Chapter 19: Guarding against idolization, John’s angelic encounter

Steve A. Stone
No retreat – No surrender – No quarter

Matt C. Abbott
A pro-life charity watchlist

Jerry Newcombe
Western civilization’s most important and neglected strand

Curtis Dahlgren
God's 'practical joke' on Jew haters

Cherie Zaslawsky
Israel in the crosshairs: Part One
  More columns


Click for full cartoon
More cartoons


Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Chuck Baldwin
Kevin J. Banet
J. Matt Barber
Fr. Tom Bartolomeo
. . .
[See more]

Sister sites