Scientists Say They Know Why AstraZeneca’s Vaccine Is Causin
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Researchers in Germany and Norway say they’ve isolated the cause of extremely rare blood clots caused by AstraZeneca’s vaccine, allowing doctors to treat it. Scientists at Greifswald University Hospital said that in rare instances, the vaccine has created an antibody that triggered the formation of blood clots in the brain.

Isolating the cause has allowed scientists to identify how to treat patients who have developed the blot clots, by giving them intravenous immunoglobulin, which targets the antibody, and blood thinners. Very, very few people will develop this complication,” the researcher said. “But if it happens, we now know how to treat the patients.”

Several European countries this week briefly halted the use of the vaccine over fears of blood clots, which have been reported 37 times among the 17 million inoculated with the vaccine. The countries resumed use after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) determined the AstraZeneca vaccine was “safe and effective” and that the benefits outweigh the potential risks.

Still, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland have decided to keep the vaccine on hold until more research is done and public health experts worry the debacle will erode confidence in vaccines more generally.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2021/03/19/european-scientists-say-they-know-why-astrazenecas-vaccine-is-causing-rare-blood-clots/?sh=6557d7bf41f1
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