British cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra.
© GB NewsBritish cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra.
A British cardiologist has called for Covid vaccines to be suspended in Australia due to heart risks, accusing the TGA of a "cover-up".

A controversial British cardiologist has called for the Pfizer and Moderna Covid shots to be suspended in Australia until the risk of heart complications is better understood, saying prior vaccines "have been pulled for much less".

Dr Aseem Malhotra, who has emerged as one of the most high-profile figures in the anti-vaccine movement and is currently in Australia on a speaking tour, said it was a "no-brainer" and accused the medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), of ignoring the clear safety signal from its own reporting system once the rollout was well under way.
"People can be forgiving if new information comes in, we know people make mistakes โ€” but once you get that information back, them not acting on it ... the problem is the cover-up is worse than the crime," he said.

The 45-year-old boasts an impressive resume but has become a polarising figure since last year, when he first called for the suspension of mRNA Covid vaccines and started making claims โ€” which have been disputed by fact checkers โ€” about their dangers.

Professor Marc Dweck, chair of clinical cardiology at the University of Edinburgh, told The Guardian in January that Dr Malhotra's opinions were "misguided and in fact dangerous".
"The vast majority of cardiologists do not agree with his views and they are not based upon robust science," he said. "I would strongly urge patients to disregard his comments, which seem to be more concerned with furthering his profile ... rather than the wellbeing of the public."

Comment: Well, in reality, it is the opposite. Many papers show a strong connection between myocarditis and pericarditis and mRNA shots. Claiming that these shots are safe is pure ignorance or they know the real danger but they can't speak publicly about that.

Dr Malhotra, a National Health Service-trained consultant cardiologist and prominent public health commentator for many years in the UK โ€” particularly on diet-related illnesses and the pharmaceutical industry โ€” appeared on breakfast TV in 2021 to encourage Britons to get vaccinated.

But in July 2021, his father, Dr Kailash Chand, former deputy chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) died unexpectedly of a cardiac arrest at 73.
"At the time people were trolling me, saying it was the vaccine, and I got really angry and blocked them, because that was not my mindset โ€” but then I started to notice increased incidences in cardiac deaths and I started to wonder," he told The Telegraph earlier this year.
He would come to attribute the death of his father, who he described as "one of the fittest guys I knew", to the Covid booster shot six months earlier.
"Previous scans showed he had nothing significant, no underlying conditions," he said.
Dr Malhotra has since courted controversy with inflammatory statements on social media linking high-profile deaths or injuries to the vaccine, such as the on-field cardiac arrest of American football player Damar Hamlin in January.

In April, Hamlin told reporters that "the diagnosis of what happened to me was commotio cordis", or a "direct blow at a specific point in your heartbeat that causes cardiac arrest".

Dr Malhotra has also linked unusually high excess death rates in many developed countries to the vaccination rollout.

That claim has been widely disputed by experts, who instead attribute the rise in deaths to factors including Covid itself, undiagnosed illnesses after lockdowns, and strain on health services.

In January, the BBC was forced to apologise after Dr Malhotra "hijacked" a live TV interview to claim that "Covid mRNA vaccines do carry a cardiovascular risk" and call for the rollout to be suspended pending an inquiry into excess deaths.
Dr Malhotra speaking in Canberra.
But Dr Malhotra is unrepentant.
"Basically, all patients with unexpected heart attacks or cardiac arrests have to be seen as being caused by the vaccine until proven otherwise โ€” even several months later, so even, I would say, up to two years since having the vax," he said.

"As a cardiologist, it is unusual to see sudden cardiac death. We have a mechanism of action, it would be unscientific not to include it as a potential cause. What the vaccine does is it accelerates the progress of coronary artery disease, so someone who otherwise wouldn't have is going to present several months or a year later."
In recent months Dr Malhotra has been on a "world tour of activism", even making an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience in April.

The description for his Australian tour says he will be "raising public awareness about vaccine injuries and providing a risk-benefit, evidence-based analysis of the Covid vaccines with special emphasis on cardiovascular complications and solutions".

Despite speaking at a series of sold-out events in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast, Dr Malhotra's Australian tour has been met with a virtual media blackout.

Save for an appearance on Sky News Australia and an article in the small local publication Canberra Weekly about his speech there, most media outlets have steered well clear.

Dr Malhotra said it only highlighted the disconnect between the public and institutions including government, health and media.

"What's really interesting is everyone comes up to me and is aware, and doctors are seeing stuff, but they are generally afraid to say anything," he said, adding he was meeting many doctors at his talks.

"You could argue I'm speaking to an echo chamber ... [but] the professionals are very supportive โ€” they're horrified, sad. When you speak to people on the ground, taxi drivers, shopkeepers, everyone is aware of someone they know, either a family member or friend, who suffered a serious adverse event."
Dr Malhotra said the "objective evidence to support the fact there is a disconnect between the public and the establishment is people are not turning up" to get boosters.

According to the most recent Health Department figures, 16.5 million Australians, or 82 per cent, had their last Covid vaccine more than six months ago, making them "out of date" under the new definition.

Just under 3.1 million, or 15 per cent, have had a vaccine within the last six months.
"There is a massive drop among people who are recommended to have boosters," he said. "That [loss of trust] is not a good recipe โ€” where does that lead us next?"
People line up at a vaccine hub in Melbourne.
© Darrian Traynor/Getty ImagesPeople line up at a vaccine hub in Melbourne.
Myocarditis and pericarditis โ€” inflammation of the heart or lining around the heart โ€” are known but rare side effects of the mRNA vaccines.

According to the TGA, myocarditis is reported in one to two out of every 100,000 people who receive Pfizer or Moderna, but young men and boys are more at risk.
"These are usually temporary conditions, with most people getting better within a few days," the TGA says. "Vaccination against Covid-19 is the most effective way to reduce deaths and severe illness from infection. The protective benefits of vaccination far outweigh the potential risks."


Why would any normal person risk his life, or in the best case would willingly risk damaging his/her heart with mRNA shots against a flu-like engineered virus. A virus that can be cured with other treatments and drugs, those that do not represent any health risks and possess documented records as very safe and potent cures for Covid-19. In some cases some side effects of the mRNA shots can be alleviated using a simple protocol

Even the Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers willingly admit that the mRNA shots do not stop infections and the spreading of the disease.

So, what is the point of taking these shots then?

Is there any hidden agenda behind all this?

As of May 28, 2023, the TGA has received 138,730 total adverse event reports from 67.4 million doses administered, a rate of 0.2 per cent.

The medicines regulator has identified 14 reports where the cause of death was linked to vaccination, from 986 reports received and reviewed.

But Dr Malhotra is one of a growing number of health professionals arguing the true rate of serious adverse events is far higher than reported.

He accused the TGA of "wilful blindness".
"Think about it from a psychological perspective โ€” they are responsible in a way for approving and the mandating of these vaccines for all Australian citizens โ€” it's not easy to suddenly acknowledge what they've done is harm people to such a significant degree," he said.

"It's much easier to bury your head in the sand. I would be mortified to know what I'd done, even accidentally. But having said that, it is their job โ€” there has to be accountability."
He stressed he was a supporter of vaccines, and that's why "people have to believe in the safety of vaccines".
"Historically, traditional vaccines have a serious adverse event rate of one in one million โ€” other vaccines have been pulled for much less," he said, citing the 1976 swine flu vaccine which carried a one in 100,000 risk of Guillain-Barrรฉ Syndrome, and the 1999 rotavirus vaccine which was linked to bowel obstruction at a rate of one in 10,000.
Anthony Albanese receives his fourth vaccine dose.
© Dean Lewins/Getty ImagesAnthony Albanese receives his fourth vaccine dose.
In December, former AMA president Dr Kerryn Phelps broke her silence about the "devastating" vaccine injury she and her wife suffered after Pfizer.

In a bombshell submission to parliament's Long Covid inquiry, the former federal MP revealed she had spoken with other doctors "who have themselves experienced a serious and persistent adverse event" but that "vaccine injury is a subject that few in the medical profession have wanted to talk about".
"Regulators of the medical profession have censored public discussion about adverse events following immunisation, with threats to doctors not to make any public statements about anything that 'might undermine the government's vaccine rollout' or risk suspension or loss of their registration," she said.
Last week, Dr Phelps lent her tacit support to Dr Malhotra's visit, sharing the Canberra Weekly article on social media in which he called for an inquiry into mRNA vaccines.

She declined to comment, however, saying she had not attended his talk in person.

Another high-profile physician, 2020 Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke, attended Dr Malhotra's Adelaide talk over the weekend, happily posing for a photo afterwards.

But Dr Malhotra said there was a "culture of fear" with some people reluctant to even be seen attending his talks.
"All of this is suppression of free speech โ€” Australians need to know their democracy is under attack," he said.
The speaking tour is being arranged by the Australian Medical Professionals' Society (AMPS) โ€” one of several splinter organisations born out of opposition to Covid vaccine mandates in 2021 โ€” and sponsored by Gold Coast-based internet radio station TNT Radio, which the website Crikey recently described as "a home for Australia's fringe political figures and international conspiracy theorists".

Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) secretary Sally McManus in 2021 branded AMPS and other groups under the umbrella of Queensland-based Red Union as "fake unions run by LNP members and their associates set up to try and divide working people".

Dr Malhotra countered that the smearing of anyone raising concerns as anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists or "cookers" was "part of the playbook" of the drug industry.
"One of the ways is through opposition fragmentation โ€” it involves smearing and deplatforming those who are countering their narrative," he said.
"This is not unusual. This is deliberate. If there are people who are in opposition, this is how we discredit them, this is how we frame them to other people in society. Big tobacco did it for many years โ€” this is not new."