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Recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that people who are not vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus are five times more likely to get COVID-19 and 29 times more likely to be hospitalized if they do get infected. At the same time, according to a new report published in Lancet Infectious Disease, people who get COVID-19 in spite of being vaccinated are 50% less likely to experience “long” COVID-19. The research, which focused on the two-dose vaccines, was based on data from more than 1.2 million adults in the COVID Symptom Study. The consequences of long COVID include fatigue, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and “brain fog,” among others, can list for more than a year.

The Risks of Declining the COVID-19 Vaccine Become More Obvious as the Known Benefits of Vaccination Grow