US federal health agency plans emergency vaccine meeting – RT en français

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has scheduled an emergency meeting on June 18 to discuss heart inflammation caused by Covid-19 vaccines. Although rare, the cases are more frequent.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is the United States’ primary federal agency for public health protection in the United States, announced on June 10 that they would convene a “meeting of ’emergency’ from their advisers on June 18 to discuss higher than expected reports of heart inflammation following injected doses of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19. Only messenger RNA vaccines are concerned. Although rare, the increase in cases has prompted the CDC to look into their exact causes.

At present, according to CBS News, 226 cases have been identified and which could correspond to cases of myocarditis and pericarditis occurring following the injections. While the vast majority of those affected have recovered, 41 had persistent symptoms, 15 are still hospitalized and 3 are in intensive care.

Side effects affecting only a small number of people vaccinated

However, they represent only a tiny portion of the nearly 130 million Americans who have been vaccinated with messenger RNA vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna.

Tom Shimabukuro, one of CDC’s vaccine safety officials, said the onset of cases were mostly “consistent” with reports of rare cases of heart inflammation that have been studied in Israel and reported by the US Department of Defense earlier this year.

The federal agency that brings together the CDC will further study the data and analysis of the reports ahead of an emergency meeting of its own advisers next week, according to Tom Shimabukuro.

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