A 32-year-old man died in England on Jan. 26, 2021, 10 days after receiving a first dose of AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s Vaxzevria (also known as AZD1222) adenovirus vectored COVID-19 vaccine. A coroner in London has ruled that Dr. Stephen Wright, a “fit and healthy” clinical psychologist with England’s National Health Service (NHS) and father of two children, died as a result of a reaction to the vaccine. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Senior coroner Andrew Harris recently testified in a London court that…
Dr. Wright was a fit and healthy man who had the AstraZeneca COVID vaccination on 16 January 2021, awoke with a headache on the 25th and later developed left arm numbness. He attended an emergency department just after midnight, where he was found to have high blood pressure and a sagittal sinus venous thrombosis. He was transferred to King’s College Hospital at 6:39 am but, because of the extent of the bleed and very low platelets, was unfit for surgery, dying at 6:33 pm. My conclusion as to the cause of death is unintended complications of vaccination.4
Dr. Wright was among the first groups of individuals in England to get vaccinated for COVID. According to Dr. Mark Howard, a pathologist and medical examiner at King’s College Hospital, the “deadly side effects” of Vaxzevria were not known at the time of Dr. Wright’s reaction because it occurred early in the rollout of the vaccine. ‘We had no knowledge that this was a potential side effect at this time. It’s not fully understood why this happens,” said Dr. Howard.1 3 6 10
Ruling on Vaxzevria’s Role in Wright’s Death Took More Than Two Years
Dr. Wright’s wife, Charlotte Wright, characterized the coroner’s ruling as a “relief.” For nearly two and a half years, she has been trying to have the cause of death on her husband’s death certificate changed from “natural causes” to the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. Mrs. Wright, who is among dozens of claimants taking legal action against AstraZeneca for injury or death caused by its vaccine, said:
It was made clear that Stephen was fit and healthy and that his death was by vaccination. For us, it allows us to be able to continue our litigation against AstraZeneca. This is the written proof.4 7 8 10[The coroner’s ruling] provides relief but it doesn’t provide closure. I think we’re only going to get that when we have an answer from AstraZeneca and the government.4 7
Mrs. Wright had apparently known since early 2021 that her husband’s death was caused by Vaxzevria. “It was the actual hospital that called me to tell me that it was the vaccine that caused his death, and that was about two months after he died so it’s just been so long to try to get anyone to listen,” she said. “After fighting for so long to now have that proof in black and white is comforting and we do feel that we are finally acknowledged.”5
Vaxzevria Connected With Many Other Blood Clotting Cases
In January 2023, The Vaccine Reaction reported on another similar death of a young man in England in April 2021 that was ruled by a coroner to have been caused by Vaxzevria. The death of 27-year-old James Last three weeks after receiving a first dose of the vaccine. The coroner concluded that the vaccine triggered an “over-reactive immune response,” which caused blood clots in several areas of Last’s body. The coroner stated:
Jack Last died of a blood clot to the brain, caused as a direct result of his body’s reaction to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination which he had received on March 30, 2021.11
In April 2021, the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) found evidence of blood clots associated with Vaxzevria vaccinations and the U.K. government advised individuals under 30 years old to opt for other available COVID shots. The MHRA’s recommendation was later revised to include anyone under 40 years of age.1 4 5
A large cohort study, which involved 148,792 people in Denmark and 132,472 people in Norway, was published in the British medical journal The BMJ on May 5, 2021. Researchers found increased rates of blood clots in veins in people who received a first dose of Vaxzevria compared to blood clot rates in the broader population.12
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11 TVR Staff. U.K. Coronor Says AstraZeneca’s Covid Vaccine Caused ‘Fit and Healthy’ Young Man to Die from Blood Clot in Brain. The Vaccine Reaction Jan. 2, 2023.
12 TVR Staff. Study Finds Higher Risk of Blood Clots With AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s COVID-19 Vaccine. The Vaccine Reaction May 9, 2021.