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Risks Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection Greater Than COVID-19 Vaccine
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has a strong safety profile. The study included the records of more than 2.4 million vaccinated individuals and 240,000 people infected with SARS-CoV-2. Researchers found that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was associated with increased risk for swelling of the lymph nodes (78.4 events per 100,000 individuals), shingles (15.8 events), appendicitis (5.0 events), and myocarditis (2.7 events). The study also found that infection with SARS-CoV-2 was related to significantly more serious risks, including heart arrhythmia (166.1 events per 100,000 individuals), acute kidney injury (125.4 events), pulmonary embolism (61.7 events), deep-vein thrombosis (43.0 events), myocardial infarction (25.1 events), myocarditis (11.0 events), pericarditis (10.9 events), and intracranial hemorrhage (7.6 events). Click here to read more.