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Blood clot ‘very rare AstraZeneca side effect’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) – The EU’s medicines regulator said Wednesday that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca jab but the benefits continue to outweigh risks, as several countries battle fresh virus surges amid vaccine shortfalls. A number of nations have suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine for […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoApr 8th, 2021

EU clears J& J vax, says blood clots & lsquo;very rare& rsquo;

Europe's medicines regulator said Tuesday that blood clots should be listed as a “very rare” side effect of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, but that the benefits of the shot still outweighed the risks......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

Canada records second case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca shot

Canadian health authorities said Saturday the country has recorded a second case of rare but serious blood clotting linked to AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, but still recommend the shot for use......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

Paggamit ng AstraZeneca vaccine sa mga may edad 60 pababa, ipinahinto muna

Pansamantalang sinuspinde ng Department of Health (DOH) at Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) ang paggamit ng COVID-19 vaccine na gawa ng AstraZeneca sa mga indibiduwal na may edad 60 taong gulang pababa. Kasunod ito ng mga ulat ng rare cases kung saan nagdulot umano ng blood clot na may mababang platelets ang bakuna sa ilang […] The post Paggamit ng AstraZeneca vaccine sa mga may edad 60 pababa, ipinahinto muna appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

Specialist eases fears of vax-induced blood clot: Rare case

An infectious disease specialist and member of the Philippines’ vaccine expert panel has sought to allay fears after the Philippines stopped the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following rare cases of blood clots reported abroad......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

India reviews AstraZeneca side effects over blood clot fears

India will carry out a deeper review of post-vaccination side effects from the AstraZeneca shot next week although no cases of blood clots have been reported so far, an official told AFP Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 13th, 2021

Link between AstraZeneca, rare blood clots plausible

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine could possibly cause rare blood clots in some people but further studies are required to confirm the link, experts with the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The opinion by the subcommittee of WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) follows a review of latest information from the European Medicines Agency […] The post Link between AstraZeneca, rare blood clots plausible appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

Seven deaths in UK among AstraZeneca jab recipients after blood clots: medical regulator

The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered rare blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 4th, 2021

WHO experts to meet on AstraZeneca shot as virus cases surge

WHO safety experts prepared to meet Tuesday over the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine whose rollout has been halted in several European countries over blood clot fears, imperilling the pandemic fight as infection rates surge......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

Ireland recommends suspending AstraZeneca over blood clot fears

Ireland’s vaccine taskforce on Sunday recommended temporarily suspending the rollout of the AstraZeneca coronavirus jab, following reports of blood clots in adults who received the shot......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 14th, 2021

AstraZeneca Vaccine to Continue Roll-Out Despite Reported Side-Effects

The Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that the roll-out of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to continue amidst reported adverse effects. This comes after the European Union (EU) has halted the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of blood clots on some patients. “This has been decided as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 13th, 2021

PH to continue using AstraZeneca vaccine despite blood clot reports

The Philippines will continue using AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine as there is currently no indication that it caused the blood clots reported in some European countries, health and regulatory officials said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 13th, 2021

Oxford and AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial

LONDON — Oxford University announced Saturday it was resuming a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a move that comes days after the study was suspended following a reported side-effect in a U.K. patient. In a statement, the university confirmed the restart across all of its U.K. clinical trial […] The post Oxford and AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Former SMB player Mustre fights COVID-19 in UK as frontliner

Former San Miguel Beer player Mike Mustre is doing his share in the fight against the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a health worker based  in the United Kingdom. In an interview on ANC, the five-time PBA champion said that he and her wife, also a health worker, risk their lives every day to help nurse COVID-positive patients. The UK has almost 98,500 confirmed COVID-19 cases with more than 12,800 fatalities. Mustre, who played for the Beermen from 1995 to 2002, works as an operating room healthcare assistant in the neuro department (spine and brain) of the St. George’s University Hospital in London.      “Sa ngayon maraming mga COVID patients talaga, dumadami,” said the 1993 PBA Draft ninth overall pick of Sta. Lucia. “Pero sa side ko kasi nasa (neuro) theatre ako pero ang mga patient kasi bago pumasok ‘yan sa theatre ini-swab na nila ‘yan.” “So kung na-negative man or na-positve pareho lang ang treatment namin na positive talaga,” he added. “So lahat kami naka-full gear na talaga para safety sa lahat ng staff.” Although he is assigned to the neuro surgery department, Mustre also gets direct contact with COVID patients.   “Direct din kasi kami sa pasyente. Kapag dinala sa loob ang pasyente hahawakan mo pa rin kasi ililipat mo sa table para operahan,” said Mustre, whose wife is assigned in the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital. “Like kagaya last week mayroon kaming emergency, COVID patient siya,” the 52-year-old Letran product continued. “May blood clot ang brain niya so tinanggal. Talagang direct kami sa COVID patients.” Mustre said that he has a very risky job especially in the current situation of the pandemic and has to be is extra cautious all the time.      “Siyempre may takot din talaga,” he admitted. “Kasi di mo alam sino ang kalaban. Ngayon kung na-meet mo ang isang tao na akala mo wala pero sa sunod na araw positive pala. So doble ingat talaga.” Learning to embrace the vocation he chose since 2011 after leaving the country in 2007, Mustre, if given a chance, would like to take a nursing or a medicine course. “To be honest mas gusto ko makabalik na mag-aral ng nursing or medicine man kasi ‘yun walang katapusan. Kasi makatulong pa ako sa mga taong may sakit,” he said. “Sa basketball hindi habambuhay. At least ito makapagtapos ka ng nursing o medicine man habambuhay na.” .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 16th, 2020

Villa holds Leicester 1-1 in 1st leg of League Cup semis

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester’s substitutes pounced on a rare lapse in concentration by Aston Villa to salvage a 1-1 draw for their team in the first leg of the English League Cup semifinals on Wednesday. Hamza Choudhury dispossessed Douglas Luiz as the Villa midfielder dawdled on the ball inside his own half and it was fed to fellow substitute Kelechi Iheanacho, who slammed a rising shot into the net in the 74th minute. Right back Frederic Guilbert broke forward to give Villa the lead in the 28th from his side’s only shot on target at the King Power Stadium, as the injury-hit visitors stifled the second-place team in the Premier League until Iheanacho struck. The second leg is on Jan. 28 at Villa Park. The winner faces Manchester City or Manchester United in the final, with City 3-1 ahead from Tuesday’s first leg. Following a recent season-ending injury to Brazil international Wesley, Villa didn’t play a recognized striker against Leicester - a tactic also employed to good effect by City at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Villa defended obdurately, with prolific striker Jamie Vardy - the top scorer in the Premier League this season - getting only three sights on goal. The first two before halftime were saved by Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland, and Vardy’s third attempt was struck into the side-netting just before the final whistle. Villa is a five-time winner of the League Cup, most recently in 1996. The last of Leicester’s three titles in the competition came in 2000......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

Zion Williamson brings rare potential to New Orleans

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Eventually, as with every NBA Draft, there will be a “re-draft” of the Class of 2019. That’s the irresistible exercise in hindsight from media outlets that rank a particular year’s prospects not on their projected value but on actual demonstrated value five, 10 or more seasons into their professional careers. Some players will rise. Others will fall. “Bust” and “sleeper” tags will be dispersed accordingly. This team or GM will be lauded for an especially savvy selection, that one will be razzed for the quality player or players on whom it whiffed. But the through line of the dreams-come-true event Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) at Barclays Center, the lone selection that will not or at least should not change, is Zion Williamson. Williamson is the sure thing, the “can’t miss,” consensus No. 1 pick bound for the New Orleans Pelicans. He’s a 6'7", 285-pound freshman from Duke whose comps aren’t merely established players currently in the NBA but some of the game’s legends. So think Blake Griffin, sure. But also think LeBron James. And Charles Barkley. And, for that matter, every other wide-body who’s ever played with muscles on muscles, above-the-rim explosiveness, balletic body control and an instantly recognizable game that’s as charismatic as it is freakish. Yeah, awfully small subset. “I’m looking forward to playing against everybody,” Williamson said soon after his selection. “I want to be the best. I feel I have to earn everybody’s respect.” It’s not just a matter of Williamson’s game tickling NBA fans’ fancy, either. He managed, in almost his first official pro moment, to capture a lot of their hearts too. No sooner had Williamson – the first No. 1 pick to be born in this millennium (July 6, 2000) – strode to the stage in his cream-white suit, tugged on a Pelicans draft cap and embraced NBA commissioner Adam Silver, he dropped his guard to let the world share his emotions in the moment. His status as college basketball’s best and his draft position had been established months ago. There was no new mystery as to when his name would be called by Silver at the podium. And yet, when the first ESPN microphone was poked in front of him, with his mother Sharonda Sampson at his side, the big guy lost it. He choked up and blinked back tears, not quite winning that battle. “My mom sacrificed a lot for me,” Williamson said. “I wouldn’t be here without my mom. She did everything for me. I just want to thank her.” Several interviews and maybe 20 minutes later, Williamson explained how the horribly kept secret of his No. 1 selection could trigger his response. “Because I love the game of basketball,” he said. “You can hear people say things like, ‘Oh, it was likely I was going to go No. 1.’ But I guess you don’t know until you actually go through it.” What mattered most to Williamson about his mother’s role in his life? “Tough love,” he said. “She was always be the first one to keep it real with me. … She put aside her dreams just so me and my brothers could have a chance at ours.” The love already heading Williamson’s way in New Orleans was less tough and more unconditional at this stage, for the teenager represents a re-birth for a Pelicans franchise rocked by the loss of All-Star forward Anthony Davis. Davis, coincidentally, was the No. 1 pick in 2012 and generally considered the top prospect to hit the Draft before Williamson. But after six-and-a-half seasons and only two trips to the playoffs, Davis asked in December to be traded, despite having more than two-plus seasons left on his contract. David Griffin, the Pelicans' new vice president of basketball operations, had hoped that Williamson’s arrival might convince Davis to stay. When that didn’t happen, Griffin swiftly shifted to Plan B, arranging to trade the discontented big man to the Los Angeles Lakers in a deal that won’t be official until July. Now New Orleans, which has won just two playoff series in its 17 seasons and failed to qualify 10 times, has a new cornerstone. Williamson figures to be under team control contractually for as long or longer than Davis stuck around, with teammates relocated from L.A. such as Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart to run with him and Pelicans holdovers. “What excites me the most is the fact that they’re young and they’re close to my age,” said Duke’s third No. 1 overall pick (Elton Brand in 1999, Kyrie Irving in 2011). “So they can help me a lot more, like how to deal with this transition. I think we can build something over there.” The essential block is Williamson, who swept college basketball’s major awards with a game that strains credulity. At 285 pounds, his listed weight is greater than almost every big man in the NBA, but he has quick-twitch speed and thrives in the open court. He can stare down into the rim before slamming home dunks with unnerving ferocity, and he is a deft and willing passer. Williamson averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 30 minutes for the Blue Devils, while making 68 percent of his shots. He and fellow Top 10 picks R.J. Barrett (New York, No. 3) and Cam Reddish (Atlanta, No. 10) helped Duke reach the Elite Eight, with Williamson earning ACC Tournament MVP along the way. He’s not a perfect player – his jump shot and range need work – but he already is working to complement his transition and low-post repertoire. Defensively, Williamson has the motor and mobility to switch assignments and quick hands to dislodge the ball without fouling. As a rebounder, his verticality is matched by, well, his horizontality in controlling the air space above and around him. “His size, his athleticism, his power is visible,” former St. John’s coach and Naismith Hall of Famer Chris Mullin said. “But to me his speed is really incredible from end to end. “I would morph Charles Barkley and Shawn Kemp and put them together [as a comparison]. When he gets to the NBA and he plays with that extra space they have in the wide key, he’s going to be a monster.” Williamson arrives with hype – no, make that expectations, because of all he’s shown already on courts around America – that rival what James shouldered when he arrived from high school in 2003. His plan for lugging that responsibility: “Whatever the team needs me to do, I’m willing to do it, because I feel people remember winners.” The selections immediately after Williamson were nearly as predictable, based on intelligence and mock drafts that solidified in the days before the Draft. Murry State guard Ja Morant was chosen by Memphis at No. 2, and Barrett’s ensuing selection by the Knicks delighted their always boisterous fans in the stands at Barclay. The order of the next four choices was jumbled from some predictions. Yet by the time the smoke cleared, sure enough, the seven players projected to come off the board soonest had slotted into the night’s top seven spots. That included Virginia forward De’andre Hunter to Atlanta at No. 4 (via the Lakers, in the aforementioned Davis trade that has yet to be completed), Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland to Cleveland at No. 5, Texas Tech wing Jarrett Culver to Minnesota at No. 6 and North Carolina guard Coby White to Chicago at No. 7. Just because there wasn’t a lot of suspense at Barclays didn’t mean there was no intrigue. Much of that came from unusually heavy trade action – all technically unofficial – that had teams moving up, down and all around to snag picks, dump picks or clean up their salary-cap positions in anticipation of free agency that starts June 30. The timing of the Draft, relative to when the NBA’s new business year begins, had players donning caps of teams they’ll never play for, while speaking guardedly about those for whom they really were picked. A reported nine trades impacted draft decisions made in the first round alone. There even was a moment when Morant, in his post-Draft media session, gave a shout-out to veteran Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, whose spot he’ll presumably be taking once Conley’s trade to Utah officially goes through. But there’s no such uncertainty about Williamson, the through line of this year’s class, the true line in his heartfelt reactions Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and broad-shouldered hope of a Big Easy franchise in need. Williamson showed his grasp of the NBA’s and sports’ need for fresh icons, in effect accepting his status as a legend in waiting. “You know, times change,” he said. “That’s why there are so many debates about who people think the greatest players of all time are. If you were in the time of Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell, you’d probably say one of those two. If you were in the time of Jordan, you’d say Jordan. In our generation, a lot of them say LeBron. “So times changes and I think younger fans like younger players.” You don’t have to be young, though, to have your eye on Zion. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

World Roundup: & bull; COVID death toll exceeds 3M & bull; 2nd blood clot case in Canada

The global COVID-19 death toll passed 3 million over the weekend as the pandemic sped up despite vaccination campaigns, leading countries such as India to impose new lockdowns to fight spiraling infection numbers......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

Cancer survivor, Fil-Am vlogger Wil Dasovich nagpabakuna ng Moderna sa US; may na-feel bang side effect?

DOKUMENTADO ang ginawang pagpapabakuna ng Fil-Am vlogger na si Wil Dasovich ng COVID-19 vaccine sa Amerika. Nasa California ngayon ang sikat na travel vlogger kasama ang kanyang pamilya kaya sinamantala na niya ang pagkakataon na makapagpaturok ng bakuna mula sa Pfizer. Kuwento ni Wil sa kanyang vlog, nauna nang nagpabakuna ang tatay niyang si Steve […] The post Cancer survivor, Fil-Am vlogger Wil Dasovich nagpabakuna ng Moderna sa US; may na-feel bang side effect? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

US pauses J& J vaccine in blow to global immunization drive

US health authorities have recommended pausing the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 shot over blood clot fears, with the company announcing it would delay its European rollout in a setback for global immunization efforts......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

US regulators recommend ‘pause’ in use of J& J vaccine over blood clot fears

Top US health authorities recommended a “pause” in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine “out of an abundance of caution” as they investigate any links between it and blood clots, a regulator said Tuesday. The US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control are assessing the “potential significance” of six […] The post US regulators recommend ‘pause’ in use of J&J vaccine over blood clot fears appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Australia halts AstraZeneca shots for under 50s over clot concerns

Australia halts AstraZeneca shots for under 50s over clot concerns.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021