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Dr. Scott Gottlieb on rare heart inflammation in young Covid vaccine recipients


Rare instances of heart inflammation in young people after receiving their second Covid vaccine dose require further inquiry, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday.

However, the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said the cases have mostly been mild and should not dissuade people from signing up for the two-shot regimens from Pfizer and Moderna.

“At this point, the risk benefit still favors vaccination certainly in this age group,” Gottlieb, a Pfizer board member, said in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “That’s what CDC and FDA have also affirmed.”

A day earlier, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated it’s seen a higher-than-projected number of cases of heart…


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