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AstraZeneca Admits to Rare, Deadly Side Effect of Covid Jab as Lawsuits Mount

AstraZeneca has admitted that its COVID-19 vaccine could cause a rare but deadly blood-clotting condition, potentially exposing the UK pharmaceutical giant to tens of millions in lawsuits brought by loved ones of those injured or killed as a result of the jab, according to court documents.

Lawyers representing “dozens” of class-action claimants say some of their clients’ cases could be worth as much as $25 million, calling the Cambridge-headquartered pharma firm’s vaccine “a defective product,” according to the Daily Mail.

AstraZeneca, which is contesting the claims, acknowledged in a February legal document that its vaccine can “in very rare cases” cause a condition called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or TTS.

TTS can cause patients to suffer blood clots as well as a low blood platelet count, which in some cases have seriously harmed or even killed recipients of the company’s vaccine.

The potential complication was listed as a possible side effect from the time of the vaccine’s release, but AstraZeneca’s acknowledgment in February marks the first time the pharmaceutical titan has admitted it in court, according to the Telegraph.

So far, 51 cases have been filed in London’s High Court, estimated to be worth around $125 million total, the outlet writes.

Due to a bargain AstraZeneca struck with the UK government at the height of the pandemic to indemnify the drugmaker against potential lawsuits, taxpayers will be on the hook for any payouts resulting from the claims.

One of the claimants who filed suit is Jamie Scott, an IT engineer and father of two left with a permanent brain injury resulting from a blood clot after he received the vaccine in April 2021.

His wife, Kate, told the outlet she’s hopeful the company’s admission will accelerate the outcome of their case.

“We need an apology, fair compensation for our family and other families who have been affected. We have the truth on our side, and we are not going to give up.”

In a statement, AstraZeneca expressed sympathy for anyone who was allegedly harmed by the vaccine, but defended it as a net positive and pointed out that complications are exceedingly rare.

“Patient safety is our highest priority, and regulatory authorities have clear and stringent standards to ensure the safe use of all medicines, including vaccines,” the statement reads in part.

“From the body of evidence in clinical trials and real-world data, the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine has continuously been shown to have an acceptable safety profile and regulators around the world consistently state that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks of extremely rare potential side effects.”

The AstraZeneca COVID vaccine was first approved for emergency use in December, 2020. Of the 50 million doses administered in the UK during the crisis, 81 people have died from blood clots potentially linked to the jab, according to health data compiled by UK pharmaceutical watchdog the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

The odds of a recipient developing TTS as a result of the vaccine are calculated as somewhere in the range of 1 in 50,000, the outlet writes.

In all, the AstraZeneca vaccine is credited with saving as many as 6 million lives globally during the pandemic, according to the University of Oxford, which partnered with the company in developing the jab.

READ 10 COMMENTS
  • Slim says:

    There are numerous people and organizations that should be added to this law suit including Joe Biden and the entire CDC. AstraZeneca made the poison but the others assisted in forcing unsuspecting and innocent participants to take it under extreme duress.

  • Sharon Botto says:

    The Governing Elites represent no one but themselves and their cronies. Insurgent candidate Robert Kennedy Jr, whose public elevation of the concerns of MANY AMERICANS aims to revitalize national politics and policies are met with active resistance and ridicule, even by his own party. He is the founder of Waterkeeper Alliance, serves as Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense and as Counsel tp Morgan & Morgan, a nationwide personal injury practice. He is an esteemed Author {not a “journalist”} with a long list of published books including NY Times’ bestseller, “Crimes Against Nature.” He was named one of TIME magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. His reputation as a resolute defender of the enviornment amd children’s health stems from a litany of successful legal actions. He received recognition for his role in the landmark VICTORY against Monsanto last year, as well as in the Dupont case that inspired the movie ‘ Dark Waters” {2019}. Current Goverments worldwide are dediciated to keeping us seperated and isolated so as NOT TO FORM a cohesive GROUP! Personally, I would like to see TRUMP, RFK, and DeSantis come together and not just lower the “swamp water” so the snakes are visible but DRAIN IT forever!!!

  • Don says:

    All pharma companies need military tribunals, crimes against humanity….

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