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Peppertoo

(435 posts)
Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:17 PM Jul 2021

Can vaccinated people get long Covid? Doctors say risk is 'very, very small'

[link:https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/can-vaccinated-people-get-long-covid-doctors-say-risk-very-n1273970|]

Dr. Michele Longo, an assistant professor of neurology at Tulane University in New Orleans who works with long-haul patients, said she has not seen such patients following a breakthrough infection. Neither has Dr. Maureen Lyons, medical director of the Care and Recovery from Covid-19 Clinic at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, a clinical epidemiologist, also at Washington University, is studying the effects of Covid-19 vaccination on the risk of long Covid-19. His research, which is not yet finished, looks at information on more than 5 million veterans within a Department of Veterans Affairs database, including 200,000 who were diagnosed with Covid-19.

"Of the people who get vaccinated and end up with a breakthrough infection, their risk of coming back to the clinic with some long Covid manifestation is very, very small," Al-Aly said.
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Can vaccinated people get long Covid? Doctors say risk is 'very, very small' (Original Post) Peppertoo Jul 2021 OP
We have at least 1 member who was fully vaxed & is suffering terribly with long haul SheltieLover Jul 2021 #1
I'm so sorry XanaDUer2 Jul 2021 #2
Ty SheltieLover Jul 2021 #6
The risk depends on all factors KentuckyWoman Jul 2021 #3
So the study is not finished and not peer reviewed FreeState Jul 2021 #4
It is preliminary but it is worth nothing Peppertoo Jul 2021 #5

KentuckyWoman

(6,701 posts)
3. The risk depends on all factors
Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:24 PM
Jul 2021

Some like me who uses all the available common sense tools has a far greater chance of mangling myself up good in the shower than by covid.

Some who get a shot then go risky in other behaviors, their risk goes up. How much is a gamble.

FreeState

(10,594 posts)
4. So the study is not finished and not peer reviewed
Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:25 PM
Jul 2021

But is being presented by the study author as fact?

Seems a bit premature and possibly unethical.

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