European Medicines Agency ‘firmly convinced’ that benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh risks, director says


WaPo: The head of the European Medicines Agency said Tuesday that health regulators remained “firmly convinced” that the benefits of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine outweighed the risks amid concerns that the shots caused blood clots in some people.

An expert panel is investigating the potential link between vaccinations and a small number of extremely rare brain clots, and it is slated to release its conclusions Thursday, Emer Cooke, the agency’s executive director, said at a news conference.
There was “no indication” that the vaccine caused the adverse events, which seemed not to be higher in vaccinated people than in the general population, Cooke said

Why European countries have suspended AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine

“But this is a serious concern,” she added, “and it does need serious, detailed scientific evaluation.”

Several European countries suspended the AstraZeneca vaccine after the reports of blood clots. Globally, the vaccine’s distribution remained undisturbed, according to the World Health Organization, which maintains that the vaccine is safe and effective.


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  1. I have discussed this issue a lot with doctors I know from discountedlabs and other clinics. And they all told me that getting vaccinated was much safer than not getting vaccinated anyway. No matter what the vaccine is. Listen to the experts and do not believe the rumors!

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