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Project #12:
Investigating events following SARS-CoV-2 infection

  • Type: Research

COVID-19 infection may increase the chances of certain conditions, including strokes and heart attacks. We will study people alive on 1 January 2020 with a record in OpenSAFELY to investigate whether this is the case. Specifically, we will compare the number of people with COVID-19 infection who also have a record of one of these conditions against the number of people without COVID-19 infection who also have a record of one of these conditions. This will allow us to estimate how much COVID-19 infection increases the risk of these conditions. Our work may inform whether people with COVID-19 infection should be offered preventative treatments to protect against these conditions.