Amid reports of dangerous blood clots in some recipients, Germany, France, Italy and Spain became the latest nations to suspend use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. . .
AstraZeneca argues there have been 37 reports of blood clots out of more than 17 million people vaccinated in the European Union and Britain.
However, 54,571 adverse events have been reported in Europe in association with the AstraZeneca vaccine, including at least 198 deaths.
Nearly double that number, 102,100, are associated with the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, including at least 957 deaths, notes Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter who has devoted the past year to studying and reporting on the pandemic.
The AP reported the EU drug regulatory agency called a meeting for this Thursday to review findings and decide whether action needs to be taken on the AstraZeneca vaccine. (Read more from “Major Nations Suspend COVID-19 Vaccine” HERE)