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Substance use disorder may up risk of Covid breakthrough infections

These results emphasise that, while the vaccine is essential and effective, some of these same risk factors still apply to breakthrough infections,” said Rong Xu, Professor in the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery at Case Western Reserve University.”It is important to continuously evaluate the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines and the long-term effects of Covid-19, especially among people with substance use disorders.”The risk of breakthrough infection varied slightly among people with different substance use disorders, ranging from 6.8 per cent for people with tobacco use disorder to 7.8 per cent for those with cannabis use disorder.Factors such as adverse effects of cannabis on lung and immune function may have contributed to the higher risk for breakthrough infection in this group, the researchers said.(IANS/1 day ago)

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