- British regulators said seven people died of blood clots after AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccination.
- The UK has reported a total of 30 blood clots that may be related to the vaccine.
- The British drug regulatory agency believes that the benefits of injecting drugs outweigh the risks.
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The UK Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said on Saturday that seven people died of blood clots after receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.
The agency reported 25 new cases of rare blood clots that may be related to the vaccine on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 30, but did not say how many people died. MHRA said in its report on Thursday that it has not received reports of blood clotting for BioNTech and Pfizer vaccines.
It is not clear whether the AstraZeneca vaccine is causing blood clots, or if it is just accidental.
MHRA believes that shooting is safe. As of March 24, 7 people have died out of more than 1
MHRA CEO Dr. June Raine told the BBC: “The benefits of preventing Covid-19 infection and its complications continue to outweigh any risks, and the public should be invited to continue vaccinating.”
Many countries/regions have resumed the use of AstraZeneca vaccines
Insider’s Barnaby Lane reported that in March, more than a dozen countries (mainly in Europe) temporarily suspended the launch of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to concerns that it may be related to rare blood clots.
After the European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organization emphasized its safety, many resumed or partially resumed its use.
The European Medicines Agency said at a press conference on March 31: “The benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 and the risks of hospitalization and death associated with it exceed the risk of side effects.” Prior.
As previously reported by Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce of Insider, EMA said that a panel of experts including hematologists, neurologists and epidemiologists could not determine any specific risk factors, including age, gender, or previous medicine. Diseases, these risk factors increase the risk of some people suffering from “these very rare risks”. event. “
EMA said that although there are some theories about why vaccines cause blood clots, they have not been proven in this case.