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Coronavirus: What is known about the rare clotting disorder that could explain the thrombi caused by the AstraZeneca vaccine


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Despite the potential side effects, the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the risks.

The question had been around for weeks: what are the real risks of clot formation after being inoculated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine?

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) finally shed some light on this Wednesday: thrombi – he concluded – should be included as a rare side effect that can appear in some recipients of this vaccine against covid-19.

The chance of dying from a condition like this is as low as One in a million. On the contrary, covid-19 kills one in every eight infected people over the age of 75, and one in every 1,000 symptomatic infected with around 40 years.

For this reason, authorities and scientists have insisted that the benefits of AstraZeneca outweigh the risks.


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