Are COVID-19 Vaccines Causing More Strokes in Young People?

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2022
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Following the publication of an  article from National Public Radio about an increase in stroke rates among young people, anti-vaccine figures on social media were quick to raise speculation about the coronavirus vaccine’s role in the increase. 

The article in question is titled “Stroke rates are increasing among young people. Here's what you need to know.” It explains that this rise in stroke rates isn’t a recent occurrence. According to the American Heart Association, there’s been an increase among adults 49 and younger for the last 30 years. This is based on a study called the...

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