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Canada halts AstraZeneca vaccine roll-out for people under 55, citing ‘substantial uncertainty’ amid blood clot concerns

The move comes after a recommendation from Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization on Monday, which called for a pause to buy time to evaluate the safety concerns, namely over a rare blood clotting condition known as vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia, or VIPIT. “There is substantial uncertainty about the benefit …

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EU citizens losing faith in AstraZeneca vaccine, poll shows, but new trial data reveal jab more effective than originally thought

On Monday, the embattled pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca published positive results from its US trial, which showed the jab to have 79% efficacy in preventing symptomatic Covid-19 and to be 100% effective at preventing severe disease and hospitalization.  The study, which involved over 32,000 participants, found no increased risk of thrombotic …

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