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The COVID Vaccine Paradox – Blood clotting from some vaccines explained

Post Date: April 13, 2021

By Akshat Jain MD MPH   VIPIT is the medical term given to the phenomenon of developing clots in various parts of the body after certain (not all) COVID 19 vaccines. VIPIT stands for vaccine induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia, a complicated term explained simply as clotting of the thrombocytes or platelet cells in the blood vessels...

Indian vaccine makers decry US use of wartime powers to protect supplies


Two of India’s top vaccine manufacturers making AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson shots have warned that the world’s vaccine production is being threatened by America’s pandemic export controls. Mahima Datla, chief executive of pharmaceutical company Biological E, said US suppliers claim they may not be able to fulfil orders to global clients because of Washington’s use of...

Biden, Fauci appear at odds over calling on Trump to urge supporters get vaccinated


President Joe Biden appeared to be at odds with his top scientist in the pandemic fight, Dr. Anthony Fauci, about whether former president Donald Trump should urge his supporters to get vaccinated, given a poll that shows they are the Americans most likely not to get the shots. "Should President Trump help promote the vaccine...

Germany, Italy, France stop AstraZeneca vaccine, WHO says it’s safe


The EU's largest countries joined a stream of states halting their rollouts of AstraZeneca jabs on Monday over blood clot fears, as the World Health Organization and Europe's medicines watchdog insisted it was safe to use. Both organizations will hold special meetings this week after a host of countries said they would stop using the...

Clue expands into digital contraceptive with FDA clearance


Clue, an early pioneer in the femtech category with a well-regarded period-tracking app that’s used by around 13 million people, is getting ready to launch a digital contraceptive which will offer users a statistical prediction of ovulation as a birth control tool. A US launch of Clue Birth Control is slated for “this year.” The team won’t be...

Indian dietary guidelines entail smallest carbon footprint—77% less than US: Study


Most countries around the world, including India, issue a set of dietary guidelines from time to time to help citizens follow a healthy lifestyle. Over the past few decades, these dietary guidelines have evolved in line with the emerging scientific evidence with an aim to make people healthier while not compromising nature’s ability to...

CDC says fully vaccinated people can gather privately without masks


People who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can gather indoors unmasked with others who have been vaccinated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance Monday. Those who are fully vaccinated can also visit with unvaccinated people from one other household indoors without masks or distancing so long as the...

Texas becomes biggest state to end coronavirus mask mandate


Texas is lifting its mask mandate, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, making it the largest state to end an order intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that has killed more than 42,000 Texans. The Republican governor has faced sharp criticism from his party over the mandate, which was imposed eight months ago, and other COVID-19...

COVID-19: What to be aware of in 2021


By Akshat Jain, MD MPH It has been over a year since the reality of human existence around the world was changed en masse. The viral pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, everywhere! COVID 19 has challenged scientists and health care professionals in unique ways, which no health system or scientific laboratory on this...