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AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot tagged with new warning in EU, highlighting rare blood clot risk

Europe’s drug regulator has been probing cases of rare blood clots in AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipients since mid-March—and now it has confirmed a possible link. The agency stressed that the benefits of the shot still outweigh the risks. Unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be listed as a “very rare” side effect of the vaccine, the European… Read More »

AstraZeneca, Oxford vaccine prevents COVID-19 in big US study amid controversy overseas

A coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford was strongly protective against COVID-19 in the partners’ largest study yet, a significant finding for a shot that has been mired in controversy but could still play a crucial role.  The result, which comes from a Phase 3 trial of 32,449 participants in the… Read More »

AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial pause ‘a good thing’: Dr. Bob Lahita

AstraZeneca’s decision to pause its global trials of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate over safety concerns should reassure skeptical Americans that “they are looking very carefully at everybody who is getting the vaccine,” New York Medical College Professor Dr. Bob Lahita told “Your World” Wednesday. AstraZeneca, which has been developing a vaccine with the University of Oxford, temporarily put its late-stage study on… Read More »