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COVID vax not linked to sudden deaths in young adults

A study from Oregon Health Authority analyzed cardiac-related deaths among 16 to 30-year-olds, finding no link between mRNA COVID vaccines and sudden cardiac death. Out of 1292 young people’s deaths analyzed, only three had vaccine links, none confirming vaccines as a cause. The vaccine is recommended for those ≥6 months to prevent COVID-19.

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Long COVID cases continue to rise in the USA

Recent data from the US Census Bureau and CDC reveal a spike in long COVID cases into early 2024 compared to October 2023. Long COVID’s ambiguous symptoms, often exacerbated by prior health issues, are challenging to manage with no cure available. Despite vaccines reducing risks, low booster uptake may contribute to the trend, with the latest survey indicating 17.4-17.6% of respondents experiencing long COVID, a significant rise from the previous range of 14-15%. Additionally, a high rate of acute cases in North Carolina correlates with increased long COVID reports.

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COVID vaccination lowers cardiovascular and stroke risk

Recent studies confirm COVID-19 vaccination significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes. A Korean study showed a 58% decrease in such risks post-vaccination, corroborating similar findings from previous U.S. research. The evidence is clear: vaccinations are crucial in preventing severe post-COVID complications and saving lives.

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Bivalent COVID vaccines are not linked to stroke — new research

Recent research shows that bivalent mRNA COVID vaccines do not increase stroke risk, a claim previously unverified large-scale studies. The paper in JAMA examined 5.4 million records, finding no significant stroke risk after COVID vaccines but indicated risks associated with flu vaccines, contradicting most prior research. Further analysis is called for to resolve confusion.

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COVID vaccines and prion disease — zombie trope debunked

For over two decades, various discredited anti-vaccine claims have reemerged, such as the assertion that COVID vaccines lead to prion diseases. Prion diseases, several of which exist, are always fatal and typically result from misfolded proteins. Despite concerns during the UK mad cow disease outbreak, no evidence links vaccines to an increased incidence of prion diseases. Recently, anti-vaccine proponents have misinterpreted data to suggest a link between mRNA COVID vaccines and prion diseases, yet no biologically plausible mechanism supports this. Vaccination data shows no increase in prion diseases, reinforcing the safety of COVID vaccines.

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COVID vaccines are safe — that’s the science

In an evidence-based discussion, the author stresses that COVID vaccines are safe and the risks, though real, are minor and rare. Citing experts, large studies, and CDC assurances, they argue vaccine benefits far outweigh the risks. Anti-vaccine claims are dismissed as lacking evidence and relying on logical fallacies. The author concludes affirming the significant benefits and minor risks of COVID vaccines.

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Updated COVID-19 vaccines have high effectiveness

Recent research indicates that updated COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against severe results like emergency room visits and hospitalizations among adults. Despite Omicron variants circulating, those vaccinated are significantly less likely to need medical attention if infected. Data underscores the importance of receiving the latest COVID vaccine for protection.

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COVID misinformation campaigns are very profitable

A Washington Post report reveals that anti-vaccine groups profited from COVID-19 misinformation, raising over $118 million from 2020 to 2022. Pre-pandemic revenue was dwarfed as groups like Children’s Health Defense and ICAN increased fundraising efforts and salaries for executives like RFK Jr and Del Bigtree. These organizations have promoted false narratives about COVID-19 vaccines and unsupported treatments, such as ivermectin, posing public health risks and undermining vaccine mandates for children’s diseases.

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The largest safety study of COVID vaccines finds rare issues

A comprehensive study involving over 99 million vaccinated individuals indicated a slight increase in neurological, blood, and heart-related conditions following COVID-19 vaccination. However, the adverse events were very rare, and the vaccines’ ability to prevent severe COVID-19 far outweighs these risks. The research, drawing from extensive medical records, demonstrates the vaccines’ safety and efficacy, reiterating the importance of vaccination despite the infrequent side effects.