A history of blood clots is not usually any reason to avoid the AstraZeneca vaccine

As hematologists, we look after many patients who have had blood clots in the past or take blood thinners. They often ask: “should I have the AstraZeneca vaccine?” The answer is usually a definitive “yes.” The blood clots we’ve seen following the AstraZeneca vaccine are completely different to other types of blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis or a […]

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Woman had three brain surgeries due to blood clots after J&J vaccine

Vegas woman, 18, was placed in a coma and had to undergo THREE brain surgeries for blood clots one week after getting J&J COVID vaccine Emma Burkey, 18, of Las Vegas, Nevada, received the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on April 1 One week later, she started experiencing seizures and was rushed to St Rose Dominican Hospital Burkey was airlifted […]

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COVID vaccines: Passports, blood clots and changing trust in government

Four in 10 people think those without a COVID-19 vaccination will be discriminated against, while around a quarter of the public have concerns about vaccine passports, according to a new study. The research, by the University of Bristol and King’s College London, also finds that three in ten people say the vaccine rollout has increased their trust in the UK […]

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It isn't the jab you need to fear – even mild Covid can trigger clots

It isn’t the jab you need to fear – even mild Covid can trigger deadly clots: With reports of people shunning the AstraZeneca vaccine, we look at the (very rare) risk Three days after testing positive, Robin suddenly felt so weak while out in the garden he couldn’t lift his arms to use the hedge clippers Robin McNelis’s Covid-19 symptoms […]

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Mysterious blood clots are COVID-19’s latest lethal surprise

After he had spent nearly three weeks in an intensive care unit being treated for COVID-19, Broadway and TV actor Nick Cordero’s doctors were forced to amputate his right leg. The 41-year-old’s blood flow had been impeded by a clot: yet another dangerous complication of the disease that has been bubbling up in frontline reports from China, Europe and the […]

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Mysterious blood clots in COVID-19 patients have doctors alarmed

As doctors learn more about what makes COVID-19 so severe for some patients, they have discovered a mysterious and potentially lethal complication of the disease: blood clots. Many doctors have reported seeing an alarming number of COVID-19 patients with blood clots — gel-like clumps in the blood that can cause serious problems, such as heart attack and stroke, according to […]

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