WORRIES of a link between the Oxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine and embolism has seen more EU nations suspend its rollout.
Germany today ended up being the 14th country to suspend the jab following Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Italy and Thailand.
And just an hour later on France revealed it was shutting down its AstraZeneca rollout for 24 hr along with the embolism claims were checked out.
Germany’s Health Ministry stated the decision was taken as a preventative measure and on the guidance of Germany’s national vaccine regulator, the Paul Ehrlich Institute.
Regulators required additional investigation of individuals who had suffered blood clotting in the days after their jab, according to AP.
The European Medicines Firm (EMA) stated on March 10 it would be examining a wave of blood clotting cases in Europe.
But it later on urged nations to continue vaccinating because the benefits of being protected versus Covid outweigh any prospective risk from the vaccine.
The UK medication regulator – the MHRA – says the jab is safe and encourages Brits to accept their offer.
The proof for such blood clotting seems irregular and research in the UK recommends the vaccine has no impact on the probability of developing a bloodclot compared with not taking it.
The World Health Organisation likewise repeated its guidance that the Oxford/ Astra-Zeneca vaccine is safe and the dangers of not being vaccinated versus Covid-19 far exceed the dangers of getting a jab.
The suspensions add yet another layer of mayhem to the EU’s made a mess of vaccine rollout, which ranges from a shambolic jab procurement scheme to leaders such a French president Emmanuel Macron taking part in disinformation.
The UK jab rollout is set to increase in coming days thanks to renewed products and a shocking 36% of the population currently vaccinated – all indications of a bright summer ahead and an early end to lockdown.
However on the continent vaccine take-up is so painfully low that cases are when again spiking, with Italy today being forced back into a new national lockdown to avoid medical facilities being overrun and France having to run unique covid aircrafts to evacuate clients from an overloaded Paris.
On The Other Hand in Germany Angela Merkel’s CDU party was hammered in 2 state elections as the general public despaired in the nation’s Covid reaction.
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