Elon Musk floated the chance that the COVID vaccine performed a task in USC star freshman Bronny James struggling a cardiac arrest throughout a basketball exercise in Los Angeles on Monday.
James, the extremely touted 18-year-old son of Lakers star LeBron James, misplaced consciousness earlier than being revived Monday, in response to studies.
He was listed in steady situation at a Los Angeles-area hospital Tuesday.
Musk, the Tesla CEO who bought Twitter for $44 billion final yr and has since rebranded the corporate as “X,” tweeted Tuesday: “We can’t ascribe every part to the vaccine, however, by the identical token, we can’t ascribe nothing.”
“Myocarditis is a recognized side-effect,” Musk continued.
“The solely query is whether or not it’s uncommon or frequent.”
Myocarditis, a uncommon inflammatory situation that impacts the guts, has been reported in circumstances involving adolescents and younger grownup males who have been administered the mRNA vaccine towards COVID-19, in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to CDC knowledge, there have been 635 circumstances of myocarditis identified out of the 54.8 million doses of the mRNA vaccine given to kids between the ages of 5 and 17 as of May 2022.
“Any well being downside that occurs after vaccination is taken into account an opposed occasion. An opposed occasion might be brought on by the vaccine or might be brought on by a coincidental occasion not associated to the vaccine,” the CDC stated.
LeBron James has stated previously that his household has been vaccinated towards COVID.
There isn’t any proof linking his son’s cardiac arrest to the vaccine.
The NBA legend confirmed the scare involving the nation’s high basketball recruit, who was making ready for his first season with the Trojans.
“(Monday) whereas training Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest,” the James household stated in an announcement to TMZ.
“Medical workers was in a position to deal with Bronny and take him to the hospital.”
The assertion continued: “He is now in steady situation and now not in ICU. We ask for respect and privateness for the James household and we are going to replace media when there may be extra data.”
Bronny was rushed to the hospital after a 911 name was made at 9:26 a.m. from the Galen Center, the place USC practices.
“LeBron and Savannah want to publicly ship their deepest thanks and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic workers for his or her unbelievable work and dedication to the protection of their athletes,” the assertion stated.
According to TMZ, Bronny was unconscious earlier than he was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
A 911 dispatcher will also be heard saying “unconscious” in audio obtained by the outlet.
James has stated he hopes to play within the NBA with Bronny, who was a four-star recruit after starring at Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles.
Additional reporting by Jenna Lemoncelli and Justin Terranova