There has been an increase of over 25 percent in cardiovascular-related emergency calls in young Israeli adults following the rollout of COVID vaccines.
A new study by Israeli researchers and published in ‘Nature’ has revealed an alarming increase in both young males and females. No similar increase was found due to COVID infection alone.
Israel health authorities and the US Centers of Disease Control acknowledge a link between COVID vaccines and specific cardiovascular complications. The risk of myocarditis after receiving a second vaccine dose is now estimated to be between 1 in 3000 to 1 in 6000 in men aged 16 to 24.
Recent articles in scientific journals, however, suggest that cardiovascular complications following COVID infection are more common than those following vaccination. But this assertion is contradicted by the findings from a recent study conducted by Israeli researchers, using data from Israel National Emergency Medical Services related to “cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome EMS calls in the 16–39-year-old population” between 2019 and 2021. This enabled them to compare pre-COVID epidemic to COVID epidemic without vaccines, to COVID epidemic following widespread vaccine take up.
An increase of over 25 percent was detected in both call types during January–May 2021, compared with the years 2019–2020.