A comprehensive study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has concluded that the Covid-19 vaccine does not increase the risk of unexplained sudden death among young adults in India. On the contrary, studies show that receiving at least one dose of the vaccine may actually reduce the chances of such deaths. The research, which ran from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2023, involved 47 tertiary care hospitals across the country and focused on people aged 18-45 years, apparently without any known co-morbidities. -Was healthy and died suddenly due to unexplained reasons.
The analysis included 729 cases and 2,916 controls, which showed that people who received two doses of the vaccine were less likely to experience unexplained sudden death, while one dose did not have the same protective effect. However, the study identified several factors that increase the risk of sudden death. These include a history of hospitalization due to COVID-19, a family history of sudden death, binge drinking within 48 hours before death, use of recreational drugs or substances, and vigorous-intensity physical activity within 48 hours before death. Being involved.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had earlier cited the findings of the ICMR study, cautioning against overexertion, especially for those who have a history of severe COVID-19 infection in the past. His advice came in response to inquiries about the series of deaths during the Navratri festival in Gujarat.
The ICMR investigation has provided important insights into the factors contributing to sudden deaths in young adults, ruling out any link between the Covid-19 vaccine and such incidents. Instead, it points to other health and lifestyle factors playing a more important role in these unexpected events.