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What’s the future of vaccines linked to rare clotting disorders?

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June 3, 2021

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The AstraZeneca vaccine—or Covishield as it is also known—is the cornerstone of the global scheme aimed at vaccinating billions in the developing world. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is expected to provide hundreds of millions of doses to this effort as well. But both have been tarred with reports of serious but very rare cases of blood clots. So what are the implications for vaccine efforts in the developing world?

The AstraZeneca vaccine—or Covishield as it is also known—is the cornerstone of the global scheme aimed at vaccinating billions in the developing world. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is expected to provide hundreds of millions of doses to this effort as well. But both have been tarred with reports of serious but very rare cases of blood clots. So what are the implications for vaccine efforts in the developing world?

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