European Union Medical Authority: ‘No Indication’ AstraZeneca Vaccines Are Cause of Blood Clots

There is no sign that AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is linked to blood clots, the European Union’s medicinal watchdog said on Tuesday. “At present, there is no indication that vaccination has caused these conditions. They have not come up in the clinical trials and they’re not listed as known or suspected side events with this vaccine,” European Medicines Agency Executive Director Emer Cooke said during a video conference. But Cooke also said that a small number of patients in clinical trials and those who received placebos experienced blood clotting. The update was not the result of a scientific review, Cooke stressed, adding that the agency’s safety committee plans on submitting its findings on Thursday. Several countries, including France and Italy, suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine this week, after blood clotting and at least one post-vaccination death. In total, at least 17 countries have suspended use of the shot. Others, such as the …

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