December 7, 2021

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Blood Clots, FDA Approval, and the AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine

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There’s a lot of anxiety about the AstraZeneca vaccine thanks to recent reports of incomplete data, as well as reports on blood clot risks. Let’s take a look at both issues in context, understanding the efficacy data before and after numbers were updated, and understanding blood clot risk in relation to other common situations where blood clots are a potential concern.

Sources:
https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-019-1397-3
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/192860?casa_token=wnGMu7HacLAAAAAA:T7DFlHgt_05O1wL2bK-oTdaffFbIENqiRrDSOHkcKdEq-XWBO4zWo5ohfDyJK_UqW0E1LPLhtg
https://journals.sagepub.com/na101/home/literatum/publisher/sage/journals/content/whea/2011/whea_7_3/whe.11.19/20160912/images/large/10.2217_whe.11.19-table1.jpeg
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1747493020972922
https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/news/astrazenecas-covid-19-vaccine-ema-finds-possible-link-very-rare-cases-unusual-blood-clots-low-blood
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/astrazeneca-oxford-vaccine-concerns/2021/03/23/2f931d34-8bc3-11eb-a33e-da28941cb9ac_story.html

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