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  • Italy halts AstraZeneca vaccine for under-60s

    06/12/2021 1:07:51 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 2021 | Gavin Jones
    The Italian government said on Friday it was restricting the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people over the age of 60, after a teenager who had received the shot died from a rare form of blood clotting. Camilla Canepa died on Thursday aged 18 after being given the vaccine on May 25, triggering a media and political outcry over the Anglo-Swedish company's shot being used for adults of all ages despite previously-raised medical concerns. "AstraZeneca will only be used for people over 60," the country's special COVID commissioner Francesco Figliuolo told reporters. People under the age of 60...
  • New Study Finds Slightly Elevated Risk of Bleeding Disorders After AstraZeneca Vaccine

    06/09/2021 1:36:48 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | june 9, 2021 | Jenny Strasburg
    Researchers studying records of 1.7 million adults who received the AstraZeneca AZN 2.29% PLC Covid-19 vaccine in Scotland found a small increased risk of bleeding conditions also sometimes associated with several vaccines routinely given to children, and usually treatable.The blood disorders are different from a very rare but sometimes deadly blood-clotting condition that—coupled with low platelet levels—researchers in Europe have already linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine. That possible side effect has been the focus of regulatory and government scrutiny in recent months.In the new paper, published Wednesday in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers from the U.K. and New Zealand said...
  • Peter Spann, an Australian film maker has passed away After taking AstraZeneca jab ("I got my first jab today!")

    06/03/2021 7:20:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    National Times Australia ^ | 06 01 2021 | Lethebo
    It has been confirmed on social media that popular Australian filmmaker, businessman, writer, investor and speaking coach, Peter Spann has sadly passed away. He was reported to have died on May 31 2021. His cause of death or what led to his sad demise has not been made known to the public. Reacting to his death Chairman and CEO of ActionCoach, Brad Sugars made a lengthy post on his official Facebook page about Peter, describing him as one the funniest persons he has ever met. Read Excerpts below:- "How do I describe this man … Peter was one of the...
  • BBC presenter Lisa Shaw dead, developed blood clots after having AstraZeneca vaccine

    05/28/2021 3:53:42 PM PDT · by Tipllub · 61 replies
    A coroner in the United Kingdom will consider whether complications caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine were a factor in the death of BBC presenter Lisa Shaw. Ms Shaw, 44, was a well known presenter in northeast England, where she worked for BBC Radio Newcastle. She died last Friday in hospital, where she was being treated for blood clots. In a statement, Ms Shaw’s family said she developed “severe” headaches a week after having the Covid-19 vaccine and became “seriously ill” a few days later.
  • BBC Radio Newcastle presenter Lisa Shaw died aged 44 after suffering blood clots following Covid AstraZeneca jab, her family reveal

    05/27/2021 2:16:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 14:46 EDT, 27 May 2021 | HENRY MARTIN
    An award-winning BBC radio presenter died in hospital after suffering blood clots after she received the AstraZeneca vaccine, her family have revealed. Lisa Shaw, who worked for BBC Newcastle, developed 'severe' headaches a week after having the jab and fell seriously ill a few days later, relatives said in a statement. Ms Shaw, 44, died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, on Friday afternoon having been treated in intensive care for blood clots and bleeding. A fact-of-death certificate lists the vaccine as one of the possible factors, but document does not determine a cause of death. It is expected that...
  • Lisa Shaw: Vaccine role in BBC presenter's death to be probed

    05/27/2021 12:37:59 PM PDT · by Tipllub · 19 replies
    BBC UK ^ | 5/27
    A coroner will consider if the cause of BBC presenter Lisa Shaw's death might have been complicated by her having had the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. Her family said the 44-year-old was treated for blood clots days after her first jab. She died on Friday. An interim fact-of-death certificate lists the vaccine as one of the possible factors being considered. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said vaccine benefits exceed risks for most people. The BBC has seen the interim fact-of-death certificate issued by Newcastle's senior coroner Karen Dilks.
  • Cause of blood clots linked to AstraZeneca and J&J Covid vaccines ‘SOLVED’ and scientists claim they know how to fix it

    05/26/2021 5:33:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 27 May 2021 | Liam Coleman, Britta Zeltmann
    BOFFINS claim to have cracked the cause of rare blood clots linked to Covid jabs and say they know how to solve it. They say the phenomenon is caused by “floating mutant proteins” which can occur when a vaccine sends the spike protein of the Sars-Cov-2 virus into the wrong part of a cell. Lead scientist Rolf Marschalek said US drugs firm Johnson & Johnson has already been in touch to ask about his team's research at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. But he said he had not yet discussed its findings with AstraZeneca, manufacturer of the Oxford vaccine. He...
  • Model Stephanie Dubois Suffers Blood Clot, Dies Days After Getting COVID Shot

    05/25/2021 1:30:19 PM PDT · by Tipllub · 117 replies
    A British fashion model based in Cyprus suffered a blood clot and died days after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Paphos, a health official said Monday. Stephanie Dubois, 39, had no underlying health conditions according to health officials at the hospital in the capital Nicosia, where she was hospitalized on May 14 after having breathing issues, reported The Times, a U.K. national newspaper. Dubois—who was living in the Tsada, a village just outside Paphos, for the past five months—had a "serious thrombotic episode" after receiving the first dose of the vaccine on May 6, The Times reported.
  • EU Regulators Call on Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca for More Data on Heart Inflammation, Guillain–Barré Syndrome

    05/13/2021 8:21:34 AM PDT · by delta7 · 12 replies
    The Defender ^ | 5 10 2021 | Megan Redshaw
    EU regulators Friday called on Pfizer and Moderna to provide additional data related to the companies’ COVID vaccines and a potential link to heart inflammation, after the agency completed a safety review of all four COVID vaccines authorized for emergency use in the EU. The European Medicines Agency’s safety committee, (PRAC), also asked AstraZeneca for data related to reports of Guillain–Barré syndrome in people who received the AstraZeneca vaccine, and they recommended Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) update their labels with side effect warnings. In a report issued May 7, PRAC disclosed its members were aware of cases of...
  • Ontario will no longer give AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as 1st dose due to blood clot risk

    05/11/2021 5:25:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    CBC ^ | 05 11 2021 | Muriel Draaisma
    Ontario will no longer give the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine as a first dose due to the risk of rare blood clots. Dr. David Williams, chief medical officer of health, said on Tuesday that the province made the decision due to an increase in cases of a rare blood clotting syndrome known as Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT) linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine. "Effective today, Ontario will be pausing the rollout and administration of first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine at this time," Williams told reporters on Tuesday. Williams said the decision was made out of an abundance of caution. The...
  • UK to Offer Alternative to AstraZeneca Vaccine as Blood Clots Deaths Rise to 49

    05/07/2021 6:49:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/07/2021 | Alexander Zhang
    The UK health authorities said on Friday that people under 40 will be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca CCP virus vaccine. According to the UK’s medicines regulator, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), 49 people have died after developing blood clots following vaccination with the AstraZeneca shot. As of April 28, there have been 242 cases of post-vaccination blood clotting events, which occurred in 141 women and 100 men aged from 18 to 93 years. Professor Wei Shen Lim, COVID-19 chairman for JCVI, said: “We have continued to assess the benefit/risk balance of COVID-19 vaccines in light of...
  • Mainstream media don't want you to know the difference between vaccines that work and vaccines that don't

    05/06/2021 7:28:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/06/2021 | Howard Richman
    So far two countries have exited the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic using U.S.-made vaccines (Israel and the United States), while two other countries have seen infection rates rising despite heavy use of Chinese-made vaccines (Chile and Seychelles).Success of U.S. vaccinesIsrael achieved herd immunity by vaccinating almost 60% of its population using the U.S.-made Pfizer vaccine. According to a chart published by Worldometer, the COVID death rate has fallen to almost zero in Israel.Similarly, the United States exited the pandemic the week of March 20, when just 25% had been vaccinated, compared to 45% today. That was the week when deaths in...
  • Biden’s misstep in India

    05/02/2021 3:03:54 PM PDT · by RC one · 34 replies
    Brookings ^ | Friday, April 30, 2021 | Thomas Wright
    The Biden administration’s announcement on Monday that it would soon export tens of millions of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine completed a dramatic policy U-turn. It came after a tumultuous week in which the administration’s carefully constructed pandemic-diplomacy plan fell apart as the COVID-19 crisis in India worsened. The Biden administration needs to learn from this misstep and demonstrate a more agile approach in managing the pandemic globally and in navigating the domestic politics of foreign policy.President Joe Biden’s foreign-policy team supports India and is unambiguously internationalist in its instincts, especially on matters of public health. It was horrified by...
  • Thromboembolic events with concurrent low platelets. MHRA (UK) UPDATE

    05/01/2021 11:26:57 AM PDT · by Cathi · 24 replies
    MHRA ^ | April 30, 2021 | MHRA
    Thromboembolic events with concurrent low platelets. Up to 14th April 2021 the MHRA had received Yellow Card reports of 168 cases of major thromboembolic events (blood clots) with concurrent thrombocytopenia (low platelet counts) in the UK following vaccination with Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca. These events occurred in 93 women and 75 men aged from 18 to 93 years and the overall case fatality rate was 19% with 32 deaths. The estimated number of first doses of Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca administered in the UK by 14th April was 21.2 million giving an overall case incidence of 7.9 per million doses. The data...
  • Asia Today: India records 320K cases as foreign help arrives

    04/27/2021 9:48:57 PM PDT · by blueplum · 66 replies
    AP ^ | 27 Apr 2021 | Staff
    ...Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi tweeted photos Tuesday of the first shipment of medical aid India received from Britain. It included 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators. Other nations including the U.S., Germany, Israel and Pakistan have also promised medical aid. The countries have said they will supply oxygen, diagnostic tests, treatments, ventilators and protective gear to help India’s crisis, which World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called “beyond heartbreaking.”... ...France is sending breathing machines, ICU gear and eight oxygen generators in a shipment expected to be sent later this week. Each generator can equip a hospital of 250...
  • Lower Vaccine Doses for Some People?

    04/28/2021 11:22:03 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apr 2021
    To the Editor: I read with interest “Vaccines May Affect Women Differently” (news article, April 18). It fails to address what I consider some other important questions concerning weight, dosage and side effects. For example, does one size fit all? With regard to Covid vaccines, everyone gets the same dose, whether the patient is a 5-foot-2 woman weighing 105 pounds or a 6-foot-4 man weighing 210 pounds. And some individuals are more sensitive to medications than others, and are more likely to suffer side effects (including tinnitus, which I experienced). I believe in vaccines, and we all hope they are...
  • Vaccine Companies Own Data Shows ZERO Difference in Stopping Covid, But May Cause Mad Cow Disease

    04/14/2021 9:57:52 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 80 replies
    Bannon's War Room ^ | 4/13/2021 | Steve Bannon
    Dr. Richard Fleming says the vaccine companies own data, from Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, all show they make zero difference in stopping covid. The Emergency Use Authorization data “shows there is no difference.”
  • Israel said probing link between Pfizer shot and heart problem in men under 30

    04/23/2021 3:58:38 PM PDT · by Cathi · 28 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 23, 2021 | TOI staff
    Leaked Health Ministry probe raises concerns as 62 cases of myocarditis found out of 5 million vaccinated — most after second dose; 2 deaths, but no direct link established Details from an unpublished Israeli Health Ministry report into the side effects of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine have raised concerns that there could be a link between the second shot and several dozen cases of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, particularly in men under 30, Channel 12 reported Friday. The concerns come from an intermediate report that was presented to ministry heads and to Pfizer in recent weeks, the TV...
  • Vaccines Made at Troubled Baltimore Plant Were Shipped to Canada and Mexico

    04/24/2021 10:37:10 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2021 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Chris Hamby
    WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Friday that it did not know that a Baltimore factory had discarded millions of possibly contaminated doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine when President Biden last month released the company to ship vaccines manufactured there to Mexico and Canada. Canadian and Mexican officials said on Friday that they had assurances from AstraZeneca that the millions of doses they received were safe. Some of the doses have been distributed to the public in both countries, the officials said. Biden administration officials said they had not vouched for the quality of the AstraZeneca vaccine doses made at...
  • Thousands of reports of menstrual irregularities, reproductive dysfunction following COVID vaccines

    04/19/2021 6:29:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 107 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 19, 2021 | Celeste McGovern
    Thousands of reports of menstrual irregularities, reproductive dysfunction following COVID vaccinesApril 19, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Thousands of women around the world are reporting disrupted menstrual cycles after receiving injections of COVID-19 vaccines.The U.K.’s government vaccine adverse event system has collected more 2,200 reports of reproductive disorders after coronavirus injections, including excessive or absent menstrual bleeding, delayed menstruation, vaginal hemorrhaging, miscarriages, and stillbirths.In the U.K., the Yellow Card adverse event reporting system includes 2,233 reports of “reproductive and breast disorders” after reception of AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines. The U.K. Yellow Card program reports 1,465 reactions involving reproductive systems as well as...