J&J recipients 3.5 times more likely to develop rare blood clots
Americans who received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine were 3.5 times as likely to develop rare blood clots compared to the general population, study finds
- Recipients of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine are 3.5 times as likely to develop a rare, deadly, blood clotting condition than the general population, a new study finds
- Researchers found that 8.5 J&J recipients developed the clots for every 100,000 person years, compared to only 2.5 out of the general population
- Researchers found that women between aged 30 and 64 were most at risk of developing the clotting
- Authorization of the vaccine was paused for ten days during April due to concerns of the blood clotting developing in women
- Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, or CVST, is a dangerous condition that can cause a person to suffer stroke, or even die
Johnson & Johnson‘s COVID-19 vaccine increases a person’s risk of developing rare blood clots, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, compared data from the general population before the pandemic to data gathered from reported vaccine side-effects suffered by Americans.
They found that a person who received the vaccine was 3.5 times as likely to develop brain blood clots as an average person before the pandemic.
Blood clotting, and specifically cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a well known side-effect of the J&J vaccine, and the discovery of this risk was the reason usage of the vaccine was paused in April.
However, the team insists the risk is rare and that the findings must be looked at in the context of the effectiveness of the vaccine in preventing severe cases COVID-19.
Researchers, who published their findings in JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday, gathered data from Olmstead, County, Minnesota – a county of around 158,000 people 90 miles southeast of Minneapolis – from 2001 to 2015.
They then used the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to find diagnoses of blood clots in people who received the J&J vaccine between the jab’s approval date at the end of February 2021 to May 7.
During the 14-year period, there were 39 Olmstead residents who developed CVST – a rare, potentially deadly, blood clotting condition that can form in a person’s brain.
Of that group, 29 had a risk factor within the 92 days proceeding development of the blood clot, such as infection, active cancer, or oral contraceptives for women.
Adjusted for population, there were 2.46 cases of CVST out of every 100,000 person-years of the residents of Olmstead County developed blood clotting during that period.
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French President Emmanuel Macron faced significant criticism for his comments claiming that he would like to “piss off” unvaccinated individuals.
Macron spoke candidly during an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien, during which he said that he wanted to make life difficult for individuals who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine. The French “sanitary pass” has prompted a number of protests and stiff opposition while the country nears 75% full vaccination.
“I really want to piss them off, and we’ll carry on doing this – to the end,” Macron said three months ahead of a presidential election. “I won’t send [unvaccinated people] to prison, so we need to tell them, from 15 January, you will no longer be able to go to the restaurant. You will no longer be able to go for a coffee, you will no longer be able to go to the theatre. You will no longer be able to go to the cinema.”
The French Parliament heard Macron’s comments during a debate over his proposed bill to tighten restrictions for unvaccinated individuals, leading to a swift and strong uproar in response.
His opponents have labeled the comments “unworthy” of a president.
“Even if one doesn’t share their choice, they have broken none of our country’s laws,” Marine Le Pen, Macron’s chief opponent in the upcoming election, told reporters late Tuesday. “He is continuing his policy of division, of pitting the French against one another.”
She later tweeted “A president shouldn’t say that…Emmanuel Macron is unworthy of his office.”
Leftist politician Jean-Luc Melanchon described the remarks as an “astonishing confession,” according to the BBC.
But Macron’s allies have defended the comments, with Stéphane Séjourné, a member of the European Parliament, arguing on Twitter that unvaccinated individuals have “bothered” the French by “forcing the rest of the population to endure restrictions.”
Debate over Macron’s bill continue into Wednesday as opponents still seek to delay its passage. Some of his supporters claimed to have received death threats because they are backing the legislation, The New York Times reported.
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