Europe Greenlights AstraZeneca’s Vaccine As COVID “Third Wave” Hammers The Continent


CNBC: European regulator greenlights AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine after reports of blood clots
* The EMA said Thursday that the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the risks. * It found no batch issues or quality issues with the vaccine. * It was unable to definitively rule out a link with the blood clot incidents. * The announcement Thursday comes after more than a dozen EU nations decided to halt the use of the AstraZeneca shot.
LONDON — The European Medicines Agency has ruled that the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective, despite some concerns over possible side effects.
The announcement Thursday comes after more than a dozen EU nations decided to halt the use of the AstraZeneca shot, which was developed with the University of Oxford, after around 30 cases of blood clots.
A few other countries have stopped using individual batches of the vaccine. The EMA said Thursday that the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the risks.
It found no batch issues or quality issues with the vaccine, although it was unable to definitively rule out a link with the blood clot incidents.
“This is a safe and effective vaccine,” EMA Executive Director Emer Cooke said Thursday at a press briefing.
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More News On Covid-19 Pandemic In Europe
AstraZeneca: EU regulator rules vaccine is 'safe' for use — DW
France Heads Back Into Lockdown As COVID "Third Wave" Hammers Europe — Zero Hedge
Germany reports highest daily COVID cases for two months — DW
Paris region and beyond to begin month-long limited lockdown on Friday — France 24
Covid-19 situation 'worsening' in greater Paris region, hospital chief warns — France 24
EU proposes Covid-19 'Green Certificates' to allow travel across the bloc — France 24
Experts: Virus surge in Europe a cautionary tale for US — APOriginal Article

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