EU health agency to rule on troubled AstraZeneca jab

The Hague (AFP) – Europe’s medical regulator is set to give its verdict on the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday, following a chaotic few weeks that has seen nations suspend its use over blood clot fears. There are “a number of options” open to scientists at the European Medicines Agency, its chief said earlier this week, including suspending approval for the jab in the EU, with the bloc’s innoculation programme already scrambling for vaccines. Despite more than a dozen countries pausing rollouts, the EMA says it has found “no indication” of a serious problem and that the number of…

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