LeBron’s Son Suffers Cardiac Arrest, in Stable Condition

    Photo: Bronny James (C) [via Wikimedia Commons]

    The Facts

    • Bronny James, son of NBA superstar LeBron James, reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest during basketball practice at the University of Southern California on Monday. He was immediately rushed to hospital.

    • The 18-year-old was reportedly out of the intensive care unit and in stable condition as of Tuesday.


    The Spin

    Pro-establishment narrative

    Anti-vaxxers' have used harmful rhetoric about COVID vaccines, alleging they cause an uptick in myocarditis, so as to promote their anti-science agenda and skepticism of a vaccine that has saved millions of lives. It is reprehensible to use the suffering of a young man to push a dangerous agenda that is based on speculation rather than fact or science.

    Establishment-critical narrative

    Whether the establishment likes it or not, it’s fair to question the COVID vaccine’s side effects and to challenge the dominant narrative surrounding the frequency of cardiac arrests in young, healthy individuals. Elon Musk is simply voicing what many people are thinking, and his comments should be met with respectful discourse rather than hysteria.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 51% chance that the US FDA will authorize a new vaccine targeting COVID in 2023, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


    Establishment split

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