A study conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) concludes that Covid-19 vaccination did not increase the risk of sudden deaths among young adults in India. However, factors such as hospitalization for Covid in the past, binge drinking and intense physical activity did increase such chances, the study said.
The study, ‘Factors associated with sudden deaths among adults aged 18-45 years in India — a multi-centric matched case-control study’, completed earlier this month is under peer review.
”We found no evidence of a positive association of Covid-19 vaccination with unexplained sudden death among young adults,” the study said.
Citing the ICMR study, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said at Gujarat’s Bhavnagar on Sunday that those who had earlier suffered a severe bout of Covid must not overexert themselves for a year or two to avoid heart attacks and cardiac arrests, PTI reported.
ICMR said anecdotal reports of sudden deaths among healthy young adults in India led the researchers to conduct the investigation.
The researchers identified 29,171 sudden deaths and scrutinized the records of 729 of the cases as well as 2,916 ”control” subjects as part of their investigation.