World  /  Published 16.04.21

Warnings tarnish Covid jabs we need

Safety worries about the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines have jeopardised inoculation campaigns far beyond the US, undercutting faith in two sorely needed shots and threatening...
By Benjamin Mueller in New York

World  /  Published 15.04.21

Denmark ceases use of Astra jab

Denmark on Wednesday became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine altogether, following news of its possible link to very rare blood clot cases, health authorities said....
By Reuters in Copenhagen

World  /  Published 08.04.21

UK advisory on Astra jabs

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is undertaking an important “course correction” by recommending that where possible an alternative to the Oxford-A...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 07.04.21

Astra jab ‘link to clots exists’

There is a link between AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots in the brain but the possible causes are still unknown, a senior official for the European Medicines Agency (EMA)...
By Reuters in Rome

Opinion  /  Published 06.04.21

The political jab: Vaccine wars

The Anglo-Swedish company, AstraZeneca, collaborated with researchers at Oxford University to create one of the early vaccines to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Back in 2014, two years before the Brex...
By Amir Ali in


World  /  Published 04.04.21

UK tells people to take Astra jab

Thousands of demonstrators joined rallies across Britain on Saturday as part of a “national weekend of action” against a proposed new law that would give police extra powers to curb protes...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 31.03.21

German cities suspend Astra jab

Authorities in Berlin and Munich are again suspending the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for residents under age 60 because of new reports of unusual blood clots in people who recently...
By AP in Berlin

World  /  Published 31.03.21

Canada halts Astra jab use

Canadian health officials said they would stop offering AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine to people aged under 55 and require a new analysis of the shot’s benefits and risks based on age and ...
By Reuters in Ottawa

India  /  Published 31.03.21

India extends shelf life of Covishield

India’s drug regulator has allowed the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to be used for up to nine months from its manufacture date, as opposed to the prescribed six months, according to a document r...
By Reuters in New Delhi

World  /  Published 24.03.21

Astra: US doubts vaccine trials

Federal health officials said early on Tuesday that results from a US trial of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine may have relied on “outdated information” that “may have provided ...
By New York Times News Service in New York


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