This meta-analysis by researchers from Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran; Harvard Medical School, Boston; and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, finds a greater risk for Bell's palsy with COVID-19 infection, compared with COVID-19 vaccination.
A total of 50 studies were included in the analysis with pooled data on more than 53 million vaccine doses.
The researchers found:
The researchers conclude that COVID-19 infection posed a significantly greater risk for Bell's palsy than COVID-19 vaccination. Further research is needed to verify the association and investigate possible mechanisms, they say.Read More >>