WHO experts to meet on AstraZeneca shot as virus cases surge

Geneva (AFP) – WHO safety experts prepared to meet Tuesday to discuss 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 in several countries. The World Health Organization, AstraZeneca and the European Medicines Agency have insisted the AstraZeneca shot is safe, and that there is no link between the vaccine and reported blood clots. But the three largest EU nations — Germany, France and Italy — joined others in suspending the shot Monday, dealing a blow to the global i…

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