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BREAKING!! Panic As 7 More People Die After Taking AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine, 30 Seriously Sick

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BREAKING!! Panic As 7 More People Die After Taking AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine, 30 Seriously Sick

 

 

Seven people have died since developing blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, according to the UK medical regulator.

The news of deaths in the United Kingdom comes as many European countries have suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to a possible connection to blood clots.

“Sadly, 7 people have died out of the 30 records up to and including 24 March,” the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said in a statement.

After five new cases among women, one of whom died, the Netherlands halted vaccinations with the AstraZeneca jab for people under the age of 60 on Friday.

Earlier this week, Germany made a similar decision.

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Earlier this week, Germany made a similar decision.

On April 7, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which, like the World Health Organization, previously declared the AstraZeneca vaccine safe, will provide updated advice on the matter.

The EMA reiterated on Wednesday that it believes the vaccine is safe and that no potential risk factors, such as age, gender, or medical history, have been identified.

The 30 reports of thrombosis, which were sent by physicians or members of the public via a government website, came after 18.1 million doses of the vaccine had been administered in the UK, according to the UK regulator.

The majority of the cases (22 of them) were cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, which is a rare disorder in which a blood clot occurs in the brain.

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Thrombosis and low levels of blood platelets, which help blood clot, were seen in eight other cases.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine had no reports of blood clots, according to the company, which added that “our comprehensive investigation into these reports is ongoing.”

According to the regulator’s website, the advantages of COVID-19 vaccines “continue to outweigh any risks” based on current evidence.

Following US efficiency trials, AstraZeneca announced last month that its vaccine is 79 percent successful at preventing the disease and does not raise the risk of blood clots.

More than 31 million first vaccine doses have been administered in the United Kingdom, using both the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. People are unable to choose which one they will get.

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In June 2020, the United Kingdom put an order for 100 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and pledged to support its growth. In the same year, it ordered 30 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

[AFP] Agence France-Presse

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