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by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition

The recent suicide of a prominent Texas businessman, reportedly in part because of symptoms of severe tinnitus (ringing in the ears) after recovering from COVID-19 infection, is drawing attention to reports of tinnitus among the consequences of COVID-19 infection.

Preventing tinnitus as a side effect of COVID-19 infection would appear to be yet another reason to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

I got it to protect me and those I come into contact with.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends taking whichever vaccine is available to you first.

(Note: Don’t worry about blood clots from the Astra-Zeneca vaccine in the U.S. It’s not approved for use here yet.)