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Emerging research on heart complications after COVID-19

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It’s been two years since the COVID pandemic reached the U.S. How have practices like wearing masks and social distancing evolved?

Hopkins researcher Dominick Shattuck tells us about a global survey of Facebook users that collects data about pandemic precautions and vaccine hesitancy. The aim is to improve the effectiveness of public-health messages.

Check out the COVID Behaviors Dashboard here.

Then, University of Maryland cardiologist Dr. Scott Jerome describes the connection between COVID and cardiac problems, like a racing or skipping heartbeat--and what should prompt a visit to the doctor.

Read more about cardiac problems after COVID:
Nature, "Heart-disease risk soars after COVID — even with a mild case"
Science, "COVID-19 takes serious toll on heart health—a full year after recovery"

Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.
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