CDC calls ‘emergency meeting’ to discuss rare cases of heart inflammation after receiving Covid vaccine
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America’s public health agency, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has called an emergency meeting to discuss rare cases of people experiencing heart inflammation after receiving doses of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines.
According to CDC data, there have been 275 reported cases of myocarditis or pericarditis in patients between the ages of 16 and 24 in the United States.
The cases of heart inflammation represent a tiny fraction of the 130 million people who have been fully vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in the US, and no causal link has been established yet.
The patients are overwhelmingly male, and the inflammation occurred after they had received their second dose of the mRNA-based vaccines.
Most of them experienced mild symptoms, and at least 81 per cent have fully recovered.
The CDC first acknowledged it was investigating the issue last month. …
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