- Nov 11, 2013
Exactly, hence the bus joke above!EU has just reported their findings on the AZ adverse events of blood clotting. They have concluded there was no increase with clotting in those vaccinated vs the general population. In fact the number of cases (some 20-30 cases in the EU out of 20+ million AZ vaccinations) was actually lower than in the unvaccinated population. Out of an abundance of caution, they cannot completely rule out an association with the vaccine and will be recommending a change in the vaccine package documentation to alert healthcare works on what to look out for.
According to the Chair of the review committee: "Approximately 100,000 people in the EU develop blood clots per month in the general population. Wide spread vaccination campaigns will always show temporal correlations to adverse events."
A case of correlation does not imply causation.
Pfizer comes from Belgium, AZ comes from UK and from India, never Belgium.First they came, supposedly, from Belgium, now from India, don't know about you, but I'm getting confused!
Not to mention, of which it was widely discussed, the UK government put in an order to Pfizer a whole 3 months before the EU did anything, whilst they formed committees, sub committees, and then, several hundred rolls of bog paper later, depending where the EU are sitting (note I said sitting! meaning either Strasbourg or Brussels ) - they stood back whilst someone else put a big order in.Pfizer comes from Belgium, AZ comes from UK and from India, never Belgium.
As an aside
The Pfizer made in Belgium for UK (but also made in US as it is a US company) uses a fatty chemical made by Croda in the UK which is in worldwide short supply, so the Head of the EU threatening the UK with an export ban has ignored that without the UK there would be no Pfizer made in Belgium for 8 months while a new fatty chemical factory was built if the UK Govt applied a counter export ban to EU. Croda would have plenty of non EU routes for sales, also the EU would loose the Croda input where they are assisting Pfizer in removing the need for storage at very low temperatures. This has not been made public by UK Govt in an attempt to keep the rhetoric low key, however the Belgium Govt is fully aware and acting accordingly.