Teen heart risk from COVID-19 far exceeds that of vaccination, study says

Teens have a far greater risk of heart inflammation from COVID-19 than from the vaccines that protect against it, new research shows.

“Comparative risk can complicate decisions for parents in such highly charged health debates,” said lead author Mendel Singer, vice chair for education at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland.

“But our study shows that for parents concerned for their teens about myocarditis/pericarditis [heart inflammation], the safer choice is vaccination,” he said in a university news release.

Singer and his colleagues compared health records of 7,300 girls and 6,800 boys age 12-17 nationwide who were diagnosed

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