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Canadian health authorities said Saturday the country has recorded a second case of rare but serious blood clotting linked to AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, but still recommend the shot for use.
IN the wake of the reports of severe incidents of deadly blood clots and other adverse events trailing the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation, WHO says it backs the two jabs, noting that the benefits of receiving either of the vaccines, greatly outweigh the risks.
Federal health agencies on Tuesday called for an immediate pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six recipients in the United States developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within about two weeks of vaccination.
Fresh lockdowns and curfews have been imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina as COVID-19 infections surged again and vaccine rollouts were hampered by shortages and fears of side effects.
European and British regulators said on Wednesday they had found possible links between AstraZeneca’s vaccine and very rare cases of blood clots, but reaffirmed its importance in protecting people against COVID-19.
Thirty cases of rare blood clotting have been recorded in Britain among more than 18 million people who have had the AstraZeneca vaccination, the national medicines regulator said Friday.
Denmark has reported that two people experienced brain hemorrhages after receiving the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. One of them died while the other is critically ill, according to New York Times.
Dr. Shabihul Hassan, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Dr. Hassan’s Hospital, Monday identified strong private sector involvement and participation in blood donation drive as a panacea for making blood and related products accessible to Nigerians in critical conditions.
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has insisted that the recent Supreme Court judgement affirming the de-registration of 74 political parties is only binding on the National Unity Party (NUP).
The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Monday donated some food items to support some Muslim families in the on-going Ramadan fasting in the country.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the government would continue to demolish shanties across the state.
The commissioner of police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this on Monday while briefing Governor Udom Emmanuel who visited the police headquarters in the state to condole with the families of the slain officers and the police over the loss.
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has donated N60 million to families of slain policemen by unknown gunmen in the state.
Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) has called on governments in Africa to ensure press freedom in their countries even as it calls on media professionals to use information as a tool for nation-building.
Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has been nominated for the Premier League League Player and Goal of the Month awards for April.
Residents of Umuahia the capital city of Abia state were on Sunday gripped by tension following an attack on a police station within the capital city territory by unknown gunmen.
The Eastern Security Network known as “Ebubeagu”, Ebonyi State branch, has arrested eight armed robbery suspects in the state.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo State chapter on Sunday said the All Progressive Congress (APC) has denied its members the opportunity to contest in the state forthcoming Local Government Council elections scheduled to hold on May 22, 20201.