- 7 European Nations Halt AstraZeneca Jabs On Reports Of “Serious” Blood Clots
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Update (0954ET): Iceland has become the latest European nation to suspend the AstraZeneca jab.
* ICELAND HAS ALSO SUSPENDED USE OF THE OXFORD/ASTRAZENECA COVID VACCINE
The tiny island nation has confirmed roughly 6K COVID cases since the start of the pandemic, which is roughly 2% of the population.
Back on the Continent, the EMA (the European equivalent of the FDA) confirmed that it has counted no fewer than 30 incidents of harmful blood clots in patients who received the vaccine, including at least one case in Denmark where the patient died.
Update (0820ET): More countries have followed Denmark by suspending approval of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID vaccine. Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, and Italy have now opted to halt use of the vaccine, creating more problems for Europe’s sluggish vaccine rollout.
The halts follow incidents involving blood clots in patients who recently received the vaccine. Two incidents were reported in Austria, although Vienna is allowing the vaccine to continue to be used, at least for now. Serious cases of blood clotshave been reported in Denmark and other countries as well. Writer and skeptic Alex Berenson noted in a tweet that the AZ jab isn’t the only COVID shot suspected of causing harmful side effects in a small number of patients.
Just wait until they hear what the mRNA vaccines can do…
Really, though, the side effect profile of the @astrazeneca vaccine is hardly worse than the mRNA shots, but somehow it has faced much more scrutiny. Follow the politics, I mean science.
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) March 11, 2021
This AstraZeneca story isn't getting enough attention. It's going to undermine vaccine takeup. If people are dying it's a disaster for the company too.
— ForexLive (@ForexLive) March 11, 2021
Here's a statement from the European Medicines Agency on the issue yesterday: pic.twitter.com/69WBgoujV1
— Julianna Tatelbaum (@CNBCJulianna) March 11, 2021