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Heart Problem More Common After Covid-19 Than After Vaccination, Study Finds

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Author The New York Times | Publish Date August 25, 2021

The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is associated with an increased risk of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, a large new study from Israel confirms. But the side effect remains rare, and Covid-19 is more likely to cause myocarditis than the vaccine is, scientists reported on Wednesday.