The covid-19 vaccines have been surrounded by a lot of controversies these days and they continue. It’s been just revealed that the FDA added a new warning about heart inflammation.
CNN just revealed the fact that the US Food and Drug Administration added a warning about the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis to fact sheets for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines the other day.
This warning notes that reports of adverse events following vaccination — particularly after the second dose — are suggesting increased risks of both types of heart inflammation.
CNN also reported that the advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention heard that the agency had received about 1,200 reports of such heart inflammation after 300 million doses of the two vaccines had been given. The same article notes that CDC has confirmed about 300 of those cases, many of them among young men and adolescents.
Patients should seek doctor advice in case of some symptoms
Dr. Matthew Oster reported that patients are recovering quickly.
The FDA advised vaccine recipients to seek immediate medical attention if they experience “chest pain, shortness of breath, or feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart after vaccination.”
“This update follows an extensive review of information and the discussion by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting on Wednesday,” the FDA said.
FDA also reported that “The data presented at this meeting reinforced the FDA’s decision to revise the fact sheets and further informed the specific revisions.”
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Coronavirus in the news
There’s been a lot of talk about a new variant of coronavirus.
The Delta covid variant which is threatening to bring more coronavirus waves that will continue to disrupt our normal lives.
Now, it’s been reported that now a mutation of that variant has emerged, called “delta plus,” which is starting to worry global experts.
India has already names the delta plus a “variant of concern,” and there are fears that it could potentially be more transmissible.
Stay tuned for more news.