If you've recently come across news regarding the sudden rise in deaths among young individuals, particularly due to heart attacks, there's a clarification from The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR): it isn't the Covid-19 vaccinations but other factors that might be contributing to these fatalities.
The ICMR released a recent study on Tuesday (November 21) emphasizing that there is no apparent connection between Covid-19 vaccinations and the increased risk of sudden deaths among young adults in India.
(1/2) ICMR’s research study exploring the causes of the anecdotal reports of sudden deaths in healthy young adults is now published.— ICMR (@ICMRDELHI) November 21, 2023
Here are the key findings (read in thread). Link to the study:https://t.co/KUnsSu0sbe
This study highlights several alternative factors that could potentially contribute to these deaths:
It's important to note that the study points out an increased risk of sudden deaths among young adults who have previously contracted Covid-19.
In October, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya highlighted frequent occurrences of heart attacks during the Navratri dance in Gujarat, known as 'garba'.
#WATCH | Bhavnagar, Gujarat: On heart attack cases during the Garba festival, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya says, "ICMR has done a detailed study recently. The study says that those who have had severe covid and enough amount of time has not passed, should avoid… pic.twitter.com/qswGbAHevV— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2023
Referring to these incidents, he cautioned, "If you've had a severe case of COVID-19, it's advisable to take it easy for 1 to 2 years. Avoid strenuous exercises or excessive work as it might lead to a sudden halt in your heart function."
Several studies have indicated a potential link between Covid-19 and an increased incidence of heart attacks. However, with this latest study, the ICMR suggests that Covid vaccines are not the cause of these deaths. Instead, receiving two doses of the vaccine might actually reduce the risk of fatalities among young individuals.