A group of doctors and a state lawmaker are demanding answers from a prestigious university after information emerged that a student was hospitalized after receiving a mandated COVID-19 vaccine in March 2021.
The student was enrolled at Brown University that mandated vaccinations for all students but did not disclose adverse reactions.
A doctor, who is a cardiologist and is listed as a professor at Brown University, revealed the story during a phone conversation that was reviewed by The Epoch Times.
According to the report, the Brown University student was volunteering at Miriam Hospital at the time.
“He got vaccinated and shortly after had a very high troponin,” the doctor said.
The Times noted that elevated troponin levels indicate myocarditis, pericarditis and myopericarditis — all forms of heart inflammation.
“He got hospitalized my last night on call,” recalled the doctor. “I remember his parents were extremely concerned. I had administrators calling me from down south where his parents lived.”
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System confirmed that the student had elevated troponin and was diagnosed with myopericarditis.
The Rhode Island Department of Health’s hospital database noted that a male, age 20, was admitted for acute pericarditis; ventricular tachycardia, another heart issue, and trouble breathing.
Republican Rep. Patricia Morgan is concerned this was not an isolated issue:
“Members of their own student body have contracted serious illnesses that are vaccination-induced, that the university is not only not telling their students about, but they use coercion to make them take a vaccine that might be harmful to them.
“And it’s not giving them a choice, not a realistic choice. ‘Here, either you take the vaccine or we’re gonna derail your future.’ How’s that for a choice? It’s just unethical,” Morgan told The Epoch Times.
Morgan expressed her concerns in a letter dated August 22 that four physicians signed. The letter demanded Brown University President Christina Paxson explain why the university has not acknowledged the hospitalization, noting that to hide that information “violates the ethics of risk/benefit-based informed consent, which applies to all vaccinations.”
Morgan and the doctors are also calling for Brown to discontinue its vaccine mandate, arguing that “many Americans have recovered from COVID-19,” the health risk to younger people is minimal and reports on adverse reactions are increasing.
A study by Brown University cardiologists listed five cases of myocarditis within three days of receipt of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, including a 20-year-old who presented three days after receiving a second dose of Pfizer’s vaccine and had elevated troponin and was diagnosed with myopericarditis.
Brown University declined to comment, stating: “It would be a violation of federal law to provide information publicly on a specific student’s medical condition without consent,” a spokesperson told The Epoch Times.
The University spokesperson declined to disclose how many students were hospitalized following their COVID-19 vaccines.
The nearby University of Rhode Island is one of many universities across America that has rescinded its COVID-19 vaccine mandate.