Wednesday, 05 May, 2021


A third of Danes reject AstraZeneca's Covid jab

A nurse in Malmö prepares to administer the Astra Zeneca vaccine before the suspension A nurse in Malmö prepares to administer the Astra Zeneca vaccine before the suspension
Patty Aguilar | 26 March, 2021, 02:06

AstraZeneca had been counting on findings from a predominantly US study of 32,000 people to help rebuild confidence in a vaccine that, despite being widely used in Britain, Europe and other countries, has had a troubled rollout.

The uncertainty surrounding the vaccine seems to have had an effect on Danish confidence.

A spokesperson for AstraZeneca said that an investigation by the EMA's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee had found no increase in the overall risk of blood clots in patients who had been given the vaccine.

Then last week a scare over blood clots had some countries temporarily pausing inoculations.

Stephen Evans, a vaccines expert at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said it was hard to understand why the dispute between AstraZeneca and US officials spilled into the public.

Tegnell said that vaccinations of over-65s using the AstraZeneca jab would begin early next week, "as fast as the regions can get going".

The latest analysis finds the vaccine to be 76% effective against symptomatic COVID-19 and 100% effective against severe or critical disease and hospitalization.

Among the elderly, among whom no cases of the rare side effect have been reported, and who are at a so much higher risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid-19, he said, the benefits were much, much greater than any risk.

Sweden is now in the second phase of its vaccination programme, meaning the vaccine is offered to people aged over 65 (the oldest first), people in certain risk groups including transplant recipients, and healthcare staff working in close contact with people in these categories. "As of today, these vaccines work on the good old virus as well as the new variants", he said.

Sir John Bell, the Oxford University professor who helped mastermind the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, warned that the company's morale is being damaged by unwarranted criticism of its safety and efficacy.

More women than men would say no, according to the survey.

Approximately 150,000 people had already received AstraZeneca's shot in Denmark before it was suspended.

"That's a hypothetical question, but I think we would still feel more confident in waiting and having a continued pause, like some countries have done, to get some more information on how we could avoid the risk even more", he said.

Brostroem said that when and if Denmark resumes using the AstraZeneca vaccine, people will be given the option of declining the vaccine from the Anglo-Swedish drug maker. He said the updated details were likely solid enough for US regulators to authorize the vaccine.

Healthcare professionals are likewise told to report any suspected adverse reactions associated with the use of the vaccine in accordance with national reporting guidelines.

Recommended

loading...
...

Biden: People aren't coming to the border because 'I'm a nice guy' Biden: People aren't coming to the border because 'I'm a nice guy' And, he called a Republican Party effort to change USA voting laws as "un-American" and "sick". I want to get them done consistent with what we promised the American people, " said Biden .

Biden puts VP Harris in charge of border influx Biden puts VP Harris in charge of border influx Ms Harris will likely rely on her experience as senator from California, a border state, to inform her diplomatic efforts. Harris said the job "will not be easy, but it is important work, it is work that we demand as a people of our country".

Parkland school shooting parents share thoughts on Colorado mass shooting Parkland school shooting parents share thoughts on Colorado mass shooting Democrats also are pressing ahead with other legislation that faces Republican opposition, including voting-rights legislation. Often times people can legitimately buy a firearm because there's nothing in their background that says that they shouldn't".

E.U. Set to Curb Covid Vaccine Exports for 6 Weeks E.U. Set to Curb Covid Vaccine Exports for 6 Weeks Brussels will push ahead with plans to block shipments of coronavirus vaccines to the United Kingdom and launch new rules targeting countries with high vaccination rates and low exports of jabs today.

Suez Canal blocked by huge container ship unable to turn around Suez Canal blocked by huge container ship unable to turn around The Suez Canal is a crucial global trade route that provides the shortest maritime route from Europe to Asia. Fifteen ships were said to have been behind the Ever Given at the time and were prevented from proceeding.

Health Canada confident in AstraZeneca vaccine despite data dispute Health Canada confident in AstraZeneca vaccine despite data dispute Health Canada based its approval of AstraZeneca's vaccine in late February on earlier clinical trial data. It promised to issue a primary analysis and "most up-to-date efficacy data" within 48 hours.

North Korea Test Fires Missiles In First Overt Challenge To Biden Administration North Korea Test Fires Missiles In First Overt Challenge To Biden Administration The top U.S. envoy and defense chief visited Korea and Japan the previous week to discuss its North Korea policy. It's the first round of missile tests since Biden took office, but officials downplayed the significance.

300,000 Covid vaccine doses from MTN arrives Nigeria 300,000 Covid vaccine doses from MTN arrives Nigeria Meanwhile, the Centre has revised the time window within which the second dose of Covishield vaccine can be taken. The doubling time decreased from 504.4 days on March 1 to 202.3 days on March 23.

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic coming up in Muskegon Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic coming up in Muskegon Of those, 102 people are in intensive care wards in the province, an increase of three. Clusters in workplaces and homes are driving new infections right now, Henry said.

Thousands evacuated as downpours trigger Australia floods Thousands evacuated as downpours trigger Australia floods It came after the Warragamba Dam, which provides much of the drinking water for Sydney, spilled over Saturday afternoon.

Quebec taps employers to speed vaccinations after a slow start Quebec taps employers to speed vaccinations after a slow start The Health Minister on Thursday approved a third vaccine, by the British Regulator, which should be available in the coming weeks. India has inched closer to touch the significant milestone of administering almost four crore 50 lakh COVID-19 Vaccine doses.

United Kingdom vaccination milestone: Half of adult population have received first Covid jab United Kingdom  vaccination milestone: Half of adult population have received first Covid jab Wolf has said the state is making progress in the state's vaccine distribution but the supply remains well below the demand. Several provinces are redoubling COVID-19 vaccination efforts today, offering shots to broader swaths of the population.

Donald Trump reportedly starting own social media network Donald Trump reportedly starting own social media network Miller added that Trump's been conducting "high-powered meetings" at Mar-a-Lago regarding the latest venture, CNN reported . The unnamed platform would "attract tens of millions" of new users and would "completely redefine the game", Miller said.

Donald Trump lashes out at Joe Biden over Mexico border crisis Donald Trump lashes out at Joe Biden over Mexico border crisis Officials are trying to build up capacity to care for some 14,000 migrants now in federal custody - and more likely on the way. Two months into the Biden presidency, an immediate crisis on the border has begun to test the new administration.

‘Kill the Bill’ protest turns violent in Bristol ‘Kill the Bill’ protest turns violent in Bristol Avon and Somerset Police has said it will now be carrying out a "significant investigation to identify all those responsible". Bristol's mayor Marvin Rees said he had "major concerns" about the bill, but condemned the violence .