Research: The risk to the heart of adolescents from Covid-19 is much higher than their vaccination



Adolescents have a much higher risk of heart disease - myocarditis or pericarditis- due to Covid-19 infection, from everything,what after their coronavirus vaccination, according to a new US scientific study.

Investigators, headed by Dr. Mandel Singer of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, who made the relevant pre-publication on medRxiv (has not even been published in a scientific journal), compared medical records 7.300 girls and 6.800 age boy 12 to 17 years diagnosed with Covid-19, with a similar number of their peers who had side effects after coronavirus mRNA vaccine (Pfizer ή Moderna).

The risk of myocarditis or pericarditis in adolescent girls with Covid-19 infection was found to be 21 times larger, in relation to the combined risk after the first and second dose of the vaccine. Among adolescent boys, the risk of heart disease was almost six times higher in the case of Covid-19 compared to their vaccination.

"Our study shows that parents who worry about their children about the possibility of myocarditis or pericarditis should know that the safest option is vaccination.", said Singer.

"Our findings show that there is a higher risk of myocarditis or pericarditis in adolescents with Covid-19", stressed Pediatrics professor David Kelber. "Based on these findings, on my daughter's 12th birthday we went to vaccinate her against Covid-19 and make sure she was protected, but also to protect other members of our family. With the highly contagious variant Delta of the coronavirus to be released in view of the new school year, It's a good time now to reassure parents that vaccination is safer for their children, from everything,what if they get sick because of Covid-19 », he added.

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