WHO admits link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — A link between the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and the appearance of blood clots is likely, but has not yet been confirmed. This was announced on Wednesday, April 7, by experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), the results were published in a preliminary statement.

“Based on current information, a causal relationship between the vaccine and the occurrence of blood clots with a low platelet count is believed to be plausible but not confirmed. Specialized research is needed to fully understand the potential link between vaccination and possible risk factors, ”the document says.

According to experts, cases of blood clots are a matter of concern, but they are recorded extremely rarely. Thus, about 200 million people in the world were vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, but the number of cases of thrombosis is small, the WHO stressed, Reuters reports .

Earlier Wednesday, it became known that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) had announced a possible link between AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine and cases of thrombosis . However, the document notes that the benefits of this drug continue to outweigh the risks associated with its use.

Amid reports of the risk of thrombosis, the AstraZeneca vaccination campaign was suspended in March by the authorities of several states. Following the recommendations of the EMA and the World Health Organization (WHO), some countries have resumed vaccination. It is expected that the danger of developing blood clots will be warned in the description of the drug.

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