After Blood Clot Reports, Some Countries Stop Using the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

After Blood Clot Reports, Some Countries Stop Using the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) held an emergency meeting on Mar. 18, 2021 after many European countries suspended use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca experimental COVID-19 vaccine due to reports of severe side effects including blood clots, low platelet counts and death.1 The EMA conducted a preliminary investigation into potential serious side effects and pronounced the vaccine […]

The Biggest COVID-19 Vaccine Skeptics? Frontline Health Care Workers

The Biggest COVID-19 Vaccine Skeptics? Frontline Health Care Workers

What do frontline health care workers and first responders know about COVID-19 vaccines that politicians and their public health advisers don’t? According to a January analysis by Gallup, 51 percent of health care workers and first responders polled in December 2020 were unconvinced of the merits of getting vaccinated, even if the vaccine “was free, available, […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns After 23 Deaths in Norway

Australia is urgently seeking answers from the Norwegian government after at least 23 deaths in aged care residents who’d received the Pfizer [COVID-19] vaccine. … Has a clear link been established between the vaccine and the deaths? Investigations are still underway, but Norwegian health authorities believe common adverse reactions to the vaccine such as fever […]

Four Persons Die Days After COVID-19 Vaccinations in Portugal, Switzerland and Norway

Four Persons Die Days After COVID-19 Vaccinations in Portugal, Switzerland and Norway

A 41-year-old woman died on Jan. 1, 2021 in Trofa, Portugal, two days after receiving the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 vaccine for COVID-19. Sonia Acevedo, who worked as a surgical assistant at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology (IPO) in Porto, was reported to have been in “perfect health” prior to […]