World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 19 Mar, 2021 02:45 am

The European Medicines Agency calls the AstraZeneca vaccine a “safe and effective vaccine”

The European Medicines Agency calls the AstraZeneca vaccine a “safe and effective vaccine”
The European Medicines Agency announced that its investigation into AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots did not find an association with the complication.

” Over the last two weeks, in succession, 13 European countries, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy, had suspended their COVID-19 vaccination campaign over fears raised in the press of reported blood clots in people after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.Out of this, 37 blood clots developed in people within days of receiving their inoculation, of which four have died: two in Norway, one in Denmark and one in Italy.However, the annual incidence of blood clots in the population is approximately one in 1,000.In other words, about 15,000 to 20,000 blood clots could be expected in the vaccinated population.

” She continued to explain that the expert committee on medicine safety found that “the vaccine is not associated with an increase in the overall risk of blood clots.” However, they stipulated one caveat regarding a “small number of rare and unusual cases, but very serious clotting disorder … [the EMA] still cannot rule out definitively a link” between these rare blood clots and the vaccine.

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