The new crown vaccine developed by the British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has caused panic after some people developed symptoms of blood clots after receiving the vaccine, and recently there was another tragedy. A BBC anchor had a splitting headache a few days after the first dose of the vaccine, then his condition deteriorated rapidly and he died of a blood clot and brain hemorrhage.
The Daily Mail reports that 44-year-old anchorwoman Lisa Shaw, who was given her first dose of AZ vaccine in mid-month, began to suffer from severe headaches a week later, and her condition deteriorated a few days later when she was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital with a blood clot and brain hemorrhage.
Charisa’s colleagues revealed that the coroner listed “vaccine complications” as one of the possible factors leading to her death on the death certificate, while the exact cause is subject to the outcome of the investigation. According to the BBC, she did not have any underlying health problems before she died.
As of the 28th, about 24.2 million people in the UK had received the AZ vaccine and 10.7 million had completed a second dose, for a cumulative total of about 35 million doses. 332 cases of blood clots have been reported, about one for every 75,000 people, claiming 58 lives so far. However, experts stress that vaccine-related blood clots are extremely rare and that the benefits of the vaccine still far outweigh its risks for most people.