• China administers total of 149.07 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of April 7

    14 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    China administered about 3.68 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines on April 7, bringing the total number of doses given so far to 149.07 million, according to data released by the National Health Commission on Thursday.
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  • Family of man who died from a blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccine urge people to keep getting it, saying they trust the science

    Family of man who died from a blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccine urge people to keep getting it, saying they trust the science

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    A vial of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
    Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP
    Neil Astles, 59, died from a blood clot after getting his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
    His sister, Dr Alison Astles, urged others keeping taking it, saying he was "extraordinarily unlucky."
    The UK withdrew the shot's use in under-30s on Wednesday, out of what it called extreme caution.
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    The sister of a man who died from a blood clot after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine encouraged other people to continue taking it. Dr Alison Astles told The Daily...
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  • One chart explains why the UK pulled the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for under-30s

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    This chart shows the risk to benefit balance for the AstraZeneca vaccine in different populations, according to the UK's MHRA.
    MHRA
    The UK is to offer alternatives to the AstraZeneca vaccine to under-30s over reports of blood clots.
    Officials say the "suspected" side effect is very rare, and vaccine benefits still outweigh risks.
    But they said the decision was made as young people face more risk of clots and less from COVID-19.
    The chart above, made by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, shows this balance of risks.
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