Even though the link is not yet firm, they’re calling the condition vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia or VITT. It’s characterized by unusual blood clotting combined with a low number of blood-clotting cells called platelets. Patients suffer from dangerous clots and, sometimes, hemorrhaging at the same time.
It’s been linked most firmly with the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, which is in wide use in Europe and the UK.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are checking to see if Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine also might cause the blood clots. Both AstraZeneca’s vaccine and … Read More
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