Heart disease risk increases after COVID

From Nature: “Even a mild case of COVID-19 can increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular problems for at least a year after diagnosis, a new study1 shows. Researchers found that rates of many conditions, such as heart failure and stroke, were substantially higher in people who had recovered from COVID-19 than in similar people who hadn’t had the disease.

“What’s more, the risk was elevated even for those who were under 65 years of age and lacked risk factors, such as obesity or diabetes.”

Read the story here: Heart-disease risk soars after COVID — even with a mild case (nature.com).

Bookmarks: Stories about mRNA vaccines, SARS-CoV-2 roots, coronaviruses

Bookmarking this Nature article to read later about mRNA vaccines, which have been used against COVID-19 but could be used against other diseases as well: The tangled history of mRNA vaccines (nature.com).

Bookmarking this Nature Ecology and Evolution article to read later about SARS-CoV-2 roots: SARS-CoV-2 roots | Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Bookmarking this NIH article to read later about coronaviruses replication and pathogenesis: Coronaviruses: An Overview of Their Replication and Pathogenesis (nih.gov).

Dozen people responsible for most vaccine misinformation

A dozen people are responsible for most vaccine misinformation. The “disinformation dozen” have a combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platforms. The Guardian has a short story about this: Majority of COVID misinformation came from 12 people, report finds. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/17/covid-misinformation-conspiracy-theories-ccdh-report