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Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men

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Gretchen Vogel, Jennifer Couzin-FrankelScience’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation.The COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech appears to put young men at elevated risk of developing a heart muscle inflammation called myocarditis, researchers in Israel say.

In a report submitted today to the Israeli Ministry of Health, they conclude that between one in 3000 and one in 6000 men ages 16 to 24 who received the vaccine developed the rare condition.

But most cases were mild and resolved within a few weeks, which is typical for myocarditis. “I can’t imagine it’s going to be anything that would cause medical people to say we shouldn’t vaccinate kids,” says Douglas Diekema, a pediatrician and bioethicist at.

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