Norwegian experts announced on Thursday March 18 that there was a causal relation between the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine and the rare condition of blood clots, low levels of platelets and bleeding which recently appeared in five recently vaccinated individuals in Norway.
One of them, a female health worker under the age of 50, died on Sunday March 14. Sunday March 21, came the news that another two of the patients had passed away.
“We have received a message of two tragic deaths at Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, among the five patients that have been hospitalized with this unusual condition”, Medical Director of the Norwegian Medicines Agency Steinar Madsen said to NTB.
Madsen does not wish to comment further on the deaths but confirms that several of the five who were hospitalized at Oslo University Hospital with the rare clinical condition were health workers. All five were under the age of 55, and three of them are now dead.
The European Medicines Agency last week concluded that the vaccine is safe, and that the benefits outweigh the risks of taking it. The EMA however also decided that a description of the unusual clinical condition be added to the information about the vaccine.
The EMA didn't exactly say the vaccine is safe. They said the benefit outweighed the risk. And they agreed to add a warning to the injections.
Includes mention of two deaths- One in Georgia. One in Bulgaria.