Here ’s What Scientists Know About Covid-19 Vaccine Blood Clots, And How The Risks Can Be Diminished
A link to rare blood clots have caused the rollout of the AstraZeneca and Johnson& Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to pause around the world. This is what scientists say about the risks and the next steps. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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J & J Vaccine and Blood Clots: A Risk, if It Exists, Is Tiny
Out of an “abundance of caution,” the F.D.A. is advising doctors to pause the Johnson& Johnson vaccine while it investigates extremely rare blood clots. (Source: NYT Health)
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AstraZeneca vaccine doesn't show 'good protection' against South Africa variant - Dr Tang
THE SOUTH Africa variant of coronavirus has been discovered in London, prompting surge testing in two boroughs. Speaking on the BBC, Dr Julian Tang offered a warning about the AstraZeneca vaccine's protection against the new variant. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Canada confirms 1st case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
The first case of a rare but potentially fatal blood clot has been recorded in a woman in Canada after receiving the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: CBC | Health)
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UK strategy of backing several Covid vaccines seems to be paying off
Analysis: buying new and existing technologies ensured alternatives if a vaccine failed or had supply issuesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has said the decision by Johnson& Johnson todelay the supply of its Covid vaccine to Europe, while theUS investigates reports of six cases of unusual blood clots in young women who have had the jab, will not derail the UK ’s vaccination programme.That reflects well on the decisions taken by the Vaccines Taskforce, originally headed by Kate Bingham.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus UK news Health policy Infectious diseases Science AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals industry Medical research Source Type: news

Covid-19: England gets third jab as Moderna rollout begins
It offers an alternative to the AstraZeneca jab for under-30s, after very rare blood clot concerns. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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J & J Vaccine'Pause' Is Not Mandate Against the Shot, FDA Says
TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 -- Extremely rare but life-threatening blood clots linked to the Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccine appear similar to those caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine approved for use in Europe and Canada, U.S. health officials... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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FDA and CDC Recommend Pausing COVID-19 Vaccination With J & J-Janssen Shot While They Investigate Blood Clot Risks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending that vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine be temporarily halted while the agencies review reports of blood clots among vaccinated people. On April 13, the two government agencies issued a joint statement announcing a recommended pause as federal regulators review six cases of blood clots reported six to 13 days after the people received the single-dose vaccine. “Until that [review] process is complete, we are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of cautio...
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Rare Thrombosis, Thrombocytopenia Seen After AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine
TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 -- While rare, thrombosis and thrombocytopenia can occur after the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 adenoviral vector vaccine against COVID-19 (AstraZeneca), according to two reports published online April 9 in the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Johnson & Johnson side effects: Vaccine has caused rare and severe blood clots in woman
JOHNSON& JOHNSON side effects: It was only a few days ago before much controversary surrounded the AstraZeneca vaccine's reports of blood clotting issues. Now, Johnson& Johnson have paused their rollout of concerning reports of "rare and severe blood clots." What are the symptoms of a blood clot? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Dr Antony Fauci claims US may not need AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine
America's top coronavirus expert has previously been critical of AstraZeneca's vaccine trial and earlier in the year slammed the British medical regulator for 'rushing' jabs through approval. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS Covid vaccine booking website crashes as Moderna rollout begins
Initial glitch as over-45s rush to book jab, while third vaccine offers alternative to AstraZeneca for under-30sCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe NHS ’s booking website allowing people aged 45 and over to schedule their coronavirus vaccination initially crashed, moments after it was opened.The website appeared to go down just after slots were made available. Users were met with the message: “The NHS website is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We are working to resolve these issues. Thank you for your patience.”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
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Covid-19: what ’s going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine? – podcast
After mounting concern over reports of rare but serious blood clots in a small number of recipients of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, last week the UK ’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended that healthy adults under 30 should have an alternative jab if they can. To find out what’s behind the change in advice,Nicola Davis speaks to Dr Sue Pavord about what this rare clotting syndrome is, and asksProf Adam Finn about how the JCVI made its decisionContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
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NHS England Covid vaccine website crashes as Moderna rollout begins
Online booking for over-45s goes down as third jab offers alternative to AstraZeneca for under-30sCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe NHS England website allowing over-45s to book their coronavirus vaccination initially crashed, moments after it was opened.The website appeared to go down just after slots were made available. Users were met with the message: “The NHS website is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We are working to resolve these issues. Thank you for your patience.”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases Medical research Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Australia rules out adding J&J vaccine to inoculation plan
The Australian government decided against buying the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and identified a second case of a rare blood clot likely linked to the AstraZeneca shot (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: Australia has 2nd likely Astra-Zeneca clot case
Australian authorities have identified a second case of a rare blot clot likely linked to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Scientists find clues to why AstraZeneca's vaccine may cause clots
Doctors might have figured out why AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may cause life-threatening blood clots in very rare cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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How worried should we be about blood clots linked to AstraZeneca and J & J vaccines?
With both the AstraZeneca and Johnson& Johnson (J&J)vaccines, the reports involve extremely rare clotting, including a type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), that were seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets, called thrombocytopenia. (Source: The Economic Times)
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AstraZeneca: Irish health body recommends vaccine restriction
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee says the AstraZeneca vaccine should be limited to over-60s. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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AstraZeneca vaccine: Seven reported side effects that 'prompt medical advice' - PHE
BLOOD clots have been designated a very rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine but overall benefits of getting the vaccine far outweigh the risk, the European Medicines Agency has concluded. According to Public Health England , there are seven symptoms associated with the jab that should "prompt medical advice". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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AstraZeneca vaccine: 'Pin-prick rash' and six other side effects that require medical help
BLOOD clots have been designated a very rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine but overall benefits of getting the vaccine far outweigh the risk, the European Medicines Agency has concluded. According to Public Health England , there are seven symptoms associated with the jab that should "prompt medical advice". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Australia abandons COVID-19 vaccination targets after new advice on AstraZeneca shots
Australia has abandoned a goal to vaccinate nearly all of its 26 million population by the end of 2021 following advice that people under the age of 50 take Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine rather than AstraZeneca's shot. (Source: CBC | Health)
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Coronavirus latest: Australia abandons vaccination schedule over AstraZeneca chaos
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NVIDIA partners with AstraZeneca and the University of Florida for AI-powered drug discovery
The partners will use a new method of training AI known as transformer neural networks.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
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S Korea to resume AstraZeneca jab for ages 30-60
South Korea resumes AstraZeneca jab for ages 30-60. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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AstraZeneca blood clot symptoms: Five symptoms to be aware of - call 111 immediately
BLOOD clots from the AstraZeneca vaccine are "extremely rare", EU and UK regulators ruled last week, and the benefits far outweigh the risks. But recognising the potential symptoms of a blood clot is important as they can be life-threatening. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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UK ’s Covid vaccine programme on track despite AstraZeneca problems
Three-quarters of population could be fully immunised by first week in August, according to forecastsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK ’s vaccination programme is expected to be effectively completed shortly after the US’s this summer, and several weeks ahead of the EU’s effort, despite falling up to six weeks behind because of problems affecting the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab.Airfinity, which tracks vaccination programmes worldwide, forecasts that 75% of the population can be fully immunised in the UK by the first week in August, a level whereherd immunity arguably begi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dan Sabbagh Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news US news Medical research Microbiology Science Source Type: news

How big are the blood-clot risks of the AstraZeneca jab? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
For most people, the risks of Covid outweigh the minimal risks from the vaccinesLast Wednesday, the European Medicines Agencystated there was a plausible link between the Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine and rare types of blood clotting, which the MHRAestimates may happen in one in 100,000 young adults who get the vaccine.It is challenging to think of such low risks: when we have to count the zeros, all intuition goes. So what else has roughly a one in 100,000 chance for a young adult? We could choose from the risk of dying when under general anaesthesia, or in askydiving jump, or, on the positive side, winning theLo...
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My Family ’s Global Vaccine Journey
We were spread across three continents, at the mercy of vaccine geopolitics. Which of us would be inoculated last? (Source: NYT Health)
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Africa: Calls to Tackle Vaccine Hesitancy As African Union Drops Astrazeneca
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Health experts say urgent public awareness campaigns needed to fight misinformation about the shot (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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J & J COVID-19 vaccine under EU review over blood clots, AstraZeneca probe grows
(Corrects para 9 to remove reference to 'link' between AstraZeneca vaccine and capillary leak syndrome. No such link has been established.) (Source: Reuters: Health)
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AstraZeneca Vaccine and Blood Clots: What Is Known So Far
In rare cases, an immune reaction has led to antibodies that caused a serious clotting disorder. But public health experts maintain the vaccine ’s benefits far outweigh the risks for most people. (Source: NYT Health)
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Covid vaccine: AstraZeneca jab causes crowding in A&E departments as ‘people are anxious’
COVID vaccine AstraZeneca is no longer administered to people under the age of 30. As fears reach dizzying heights, A&E departments around England are starting to fill up, putting more pressure on an already strained NHS. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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AstraZeneca vaccine: Government to face compliance challenge if jab advice changes
ASTRAZENECA and Oxford University's Covid jab has suffered setbacks in the UK and Europe, where authorities have pushed for dose limitations after limited blood clot cases. Experts believe the pharmaceutical giant has "lost" the vaccine race in the UK, as the Government will struggle to regain public confidence. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Covid vaccine blood clots: Are blood clots just a coincidence? Expert calls for clarity
CLOTTING associated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate has sparked fears across Europe, with countries imposing limits on who can and can't receive the jab. Are blood clots a coincidence or proven effect? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Covid vaccine: What is capillary leak syndrome? EU identifies new condition
ASTRAZENECA'S highly successful Covid vaccine has met several setbacks lately, as countries across Europe attach age limits to the candidate amid concerning effects. What is capillary leak syndrome? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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AstraZeneca vaccine may be linked to capillary leak syndrome - what are the symptoms?
THE ASTRAZENECA vaccine has dominated headlines this week after it was announced under 30s in the UK would be offered an alternative jab due to evidence linking it to rare blood clots. Now, links to another dangerous blood condition, capillary leak syndrome, is being investigated. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Fresh blow for AstraZeneca as vaccine is linked to another dangerous blood condition in Europe
The European Medicines Authority said five cases of capillary leak syndrome had been reported in patients vaccinated with the AstraZeneca jab on the continent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Vaccitech warns of blood clot risk in IPO filing
Oxford university spinout behind AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab pushes ahead with US listing (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Coronavirus live: Malta offers tourists up to €200; EMA reviewing vaccines – as it happened
Island to pay visitors after tourism sector hammered by pandemic;EMA looking at reports of rare bleeding condition andfour cases of rare blood clots in J&J jabEU agency examines reports of blood clots with J&J Covid vaccineUS blow as J&J ‘one-shot’ vaccine deliveries plummetNorwegian PM fined after breaking Covid rules with birthday partyAlmost all Dutch-made doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will stay in EU12.14amBSTThat ’s it from the UK blog team. Thanks for following our coverage..12.13amBSTPeople who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccineare seeking help at A&E inEnglanddespite having onl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Rhi Storer, Martin Belam and Kate Lyons (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news South Korea Japan Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Blood Clots Linked to AZ Vaccine Stem From Rare Antibody Reaction
New studies from Germany and Norway examined cases involving mostly younger people who developed serious and sometimes fatal blood disorders. (Source: NYT Health)
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Canada and France ban use of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for under-55s - Expert insight
CANADA and France have suspended the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for those under 55, with the UK now banning its use for those aged under 30. But what do the experts think about this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Coronavirus live: Malta offers tourists up to €200; EMA reviewing vaccines
Island to pay visitors after tourism sector hammered by pandemic;EMA looking at reports of rare bleeding condition andfour cases of rare blood clots in J&J jabEU agency examines reports of blood clots with J&J Covid vaccineUS blow as J&J ‘one-shot’ vaccine deliveries plummetNorwegian PM fined after breaking Covid rules with birthday partyAlmost all Dutch-made doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will stay in EU8.44pmBSTMalta plans to offer foreign visitors a handout of up to €200 euros if they stay at least three days on the Mediterranean island this summer, Reuters reports.The tourism minister Clayton...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Rhi Storer, Martin Belam and Kate Lyons (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news South Korea Japan Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

New Side Effects With AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 Vaccines? New Side Effects With AstraZeneca and Janssen COVID-19 Vaccines?
The European Medicines Agency has started a review of safety signals in regard to capillary leak syndrome with the AstraZeneca vaccine and unusual blood clots with Johnson& Johnson's Janssen vaccine.News Alerts (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
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Scientists Find Clues to Why AstraZeneca's Vaccine May Cause Clots
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Doctors might have figured out why AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may cause life-threatening blood clots in very rare cases. The discovery, made in a pair of reports published online Friday in the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Two New Studies Point to How AstraZeneca ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is Linked to Blood Clots
In two papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), researchers in Europe provide the most detailed explanation yet for what is behind the clotting side effects reported among people getting vaccinated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot. In both papers, researchers found that people getting the vaccine had higher levels of antibodies directed against a cluster of immune-related cells that the body might form in response to the vaccine. These clusters include platelets, which help blood to clot when you get cut or injured, and the antibodies stick to the platelet-complex and form dangerous clots that can ...
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UK Covid: virus prevalence in England increases from last week – ONS – as it happened
One in 340 people not in care homes, hospitals or other institutional settingstest positive in week ending 3 April in England. This live blog is now closed –please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesWhat are the new Covid rules in England from 12 April?People in England told they can ‘start to think’ about holidays abroadCovid plan for England: trips abroad could be permitted from MayPublish figures to show ‘untold suffering’ of long Covid, MPs urge4.59pmBSTHere is a recap of the main Covid-related events from theUK:Related:Coronavirus live: EMA reviewing AstraZeneca and Johnso...
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Two New Studies Show Link Between AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine And Rare Blood Clots
The studies say that the blood clots mimic complications that can occur with a common blood thinner. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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What does it feel like when you have a blood clot? The dangerous warning signs
BLOOD CLOTS have been found in 79 people in the UK who had the first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. What does it feel like when you have a blood clot? These are the dangerous symptoms you shouldn't ignore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Under-40s could be asked to take an alternative Covid vaccine over AstraZeneca blood clots fears
The UK's medical watchdogs will assess data on the jab's links to rare blood clots in 'scrupulous detail' in order to paint a clearer picture on the exact risk-benefit ratio for people in their 30s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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