Jake West was a seemingly healthy 17-year-old when he collapsed during high school football practice in Indiana and died of sudden cardiac arrest. A video widely shared online mistakenly suggests the COVID-19 vaccination is to blame, weaving headlines about it into a swift compilation of news coverage about the athlete collapse.
The vaccine played no role in West’s death – he died of undiagnosed heart disease in 2013, seven years before the pandemic began.
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