Sunday, June 20, 2021

AstraZeneca Continues to Get a Bad Press

The AstraZeneca vaccine has been making headlines for months across the globe. And even until today, there is significant concern about the risks involved with this particular vaccine. 

Two days after China Taiwan started inoculations with the AstraZeneca vaccine that was delivered from Japan, the island recorded at least 13 deaths – although local authorities were reluctant to classify those deaths as being related to the vaccine, local media said. 

As of Friday, 29 post-injection deaths have been reported. Most of those who died were aged between 60 and 90, and some had a history of chronic diseases. 

Meanwhile, Australia is recommending only people over 60 to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, its Minister for Health Greg Hunt announced on Thursday, following a spate of blood clots in those who have received the inoculation. 

The country has administered 3.3 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and it has been linked to 60 cases of blood clots, the government have said. So far, two people have died, which Hunt admitted has driven the policy shift. 

FYI, Australia has invested heavily in the AstraZeneca vaccine, developing a facility to produce 50 million doses locally.

Just so you know, a cluster of countries that initially started administrating the vaccine has chosen to delay or suspend using it – as research on its risks and safety continues to be carried out.

And if you don't already know, the US is still withholding approval of the said vaccine. 

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