UK: Benefits Outweigh Risks for AstraZeneca Despite 7 Deaths
The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency said it wasn’t clear if the shots are causing the clots and that "rigorous review" is ongoing.
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LONDON (AP) — Britain’s medicines regulator is urging people to continue taking the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, despite revealing that seven people in the U.K. have died from rare blood clots after getting the jab. The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency, or MHRA, said it wasn’t clear if the shots are causing the clots, and that its “rigorous review into the U.K. reports of rare and specific types of blood clots is ongoing.” Though the agency…