The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that it was aware of blood clot concerns related to “a specific batch” of the AstraZeneca / Oxford Covid-19 vaccine. However, it has been claimed that to date no one has died from a coronavirus vaccine.
The statement comes at a time when several European countries have suspended the introduction of the Covid-19 vaccine for safety reasons.
The press officer Dr. Margaret Harris said in an official statement: “As of March 9, over 268 million vaccine doses have been dispensed since the pandemic began, based on data reported to WHO by national governments – no causes of death have been found or from Covid-19 -Vaccines causes. “
Dr. Harris spoke via videoconference in Geneva that WHO’s independent global panel of experts, SAGE, is currently reviewing reports on the AstraZeneca vaccine. The multilateral organization would soon publish the results for access.
The WHO spokesman stated that blood clotting events are common in humans, “so it is not clear whether this would happen” or whether the vaccine is responsible.
“A causal link … has not been shown,” she said, while claiming that the vaccine’s benefits outweigh the risks.
“The panel’s position was that the shock should continue to be delivered pending an investigation into the cases of these thromboembolic events,” added Dr. Harris added.
Countries that have stopped their vaccination campaigns include Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, Iceland and Thailand.