Covid-19 roundup: EMA official says 'clear' link between AstraZeneca shot and blood clots — report; Novavax allows placebo group to get vaccine
For the first time Tuesday, health officials acknowledged a link between the AstraZeneca/Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine and blood clots following a tense few weeks of countries across Europe suspending use of the shot.
A top vaccine expert at the EMA said in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Messaggero that there is a connection between the vaccines and thrombotic events, but the causes remain unknown. The individual appeared to disclose the information separately from an official EMA announcement but noted that the agency would do so later Tuesday and provide updated guidelines on the shot Wednesday, according to The Guardian.
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