Medicine’s Grace McComsey discussed risks of long COVID symptoms

Do COVID vaccines stave off new medical conditions?

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Medpage Today: Grace McComsey, professor at the School of Medicine, discussed new research that finds the risks of long COVID symptoms and new onset hypertension, diabetes and heart disease were lower among vaccinated patients with breakthrough infection compared to those who are unvaccinated. “We hypothesize that [vaccination’s] effect on reducing the inflammatory responses during the acute phase does also explain the lower rates of all [post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2] outcomes observed in our study among the vaccinated group,” wrote McComsey and study co-authors.