COVID infection not linked to increased myocarditis among the unvaccinated: Israeli study

Contrary to claims that rising cases of heart disease among those vaccinated for COVID-19 should be blamed on the virus itself rather than the shots, an Israeli study indicates that COVID infection is not associated with increases of myocarditis or pericarditis among the unvaccinated.

The April 15 study by Israeli researchers, published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, looked at 196,992 adult COVID patients in Israel between March 2020 and January 2021. 

“Post COVID-19 infection was not associated with either myocarditis (aHR 1.08; 95% CI 0.45 to 2.56) or pericarditis (aHR 0.53; 95% CI 0.25 to 1.13),” the study found. “We did not observe an increased incidence of neither pericarditis nor myocarditis in adult patients recovering from COVID-19 infection.”