As of March 15 2021, these countries suspended or delaying the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine over safety blood clots concerns.
It said there had been about 37 cases of blood clots reported among 17 million recipients of its vaccine in the European Union and U.K. as of March 8.
I don’t know if all 37 cases were fatal. I only heard 1 woman had died from a blood clot after taking the vaccine.
The report also says here:
“This is much lower than would be expected to occur naturally in a general population of this size and is similar across other licensed COVID-19 vaccines,” said AstraZeneca.
That’s 37 cases out of 17 million people.
There were probably more people who die in Thailand from road accidents in the past 24 hours than all of the blood clots using this vaccine.
Also, Thailand is using the Chinese vaccine, which is not being used in Europe and North America.
This week, AstraZeneca approved the vaccine manufacturing factory in Thailand to produce the vaccine and supply them throughout Southeast Asia.
So there is no way Thailand will suspend AstraZeneca, at least NOT with 37 cases out of 17 million people. Again, Thailand is using the Chinese vaccine if the Thai health officials are serious about this, but I think they were looking at other European countries and following what they are doing.
If the Thais suspend the Chinese vaccine, then the Chinese aren’t going to be too please. You don’t want that.
The benefits outweigh the risks, with the vaccine, they can save the tourism industry.
Get people back to work, save a lot of hardship.
The US FDA haven’t approved the AstraZeneca vaccine only Moderna, Phzher and Johnson & Johnson.
But Thailand is currently using the Chinese vaccine, along with AstraZeneca, both of which have not been approved by the US FDA, but they been approved by the Thai FDA
This month Moderna is applying for approval to be used in Thailand.