Thailand: seven medical staff suffered partial paralysis after receiving Sinovac #coronavirus vaccine

Seven people suffered from partial paralysis after receiving the Sinovac vaccine, a doctor from Chulalongkorn University said. Six of them were in Rayong and one at the Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital in Chon Buri’s Sri Racha district.  Their conditions improved after doctors administered medication to dissolve blood clots.

Bangkok Post report

 

 

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European Medicines Agency: Carry On Poisoning

EMA: “the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine in preventing COVID-19, with its associated risk of hospitalisation and death, outweigh the risks of side effects.”

Translation: The end justifies the means.

Full EMA Statement  “EMA’s safety committee continues investigation of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca and thromboembolic events – further update”

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Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Bulgaria, Indonesia & Thailand have suspended AstraZeneca vaccinations over blood clot fears.

Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Luxembourg and Lithuania have suspended vaccinations with some AstraZeneca batches, notably ABV5811 ABV2856 and ABV5300

Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Indonesia & Thailand suspend Astrazeneca vaccinations

Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Indonesia & Thailand have suspended AstraZeneca vaccinations over blood clot fears.

Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Luxembourg and Lithuania have suspended vaccinations with some Astrazeneca batches, notably ABV5811 ABV2856 and ABV5300

ABV5300 was delivered to 17 European countries – Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden – and in total comprises one million doses.

Update: Spain has also suspended use of the vaccine for 15 days as a precaution. This was decided by the inter-territorial council of the Spanish Health.

FT.com report

 

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#Coronavirus variant discovered in Varese “differs in the sequencing of the entire spike protein”

A very rare variant of Covid found in Varese differs in the sequencing of the entire spike protein, of which a similar case has been identified only in Thailand. It happened in the Microbiology laboratory of Asst Sette Laghi, in the province of Varese: this mutation, as announced by the Asst following the analysis of the researchers, led by Professor Fabrizio Maggi,

Quotidiano.net report

 

Covid, a very rare variant discovered in Varese: so far only one case in Thailand

New Covid variant. It was identified in the microbiology laboratory of Asst Sette Laghi, Varese and found in only one other case in the world. That there was something different in one of the many swabs analyzed every day in Varese, the team of the Asst Sette Laghi Microbiology Laboratory, led by Fabrizio Maggi, immediately noticed. The sequencing of the entire spike protein, that part of Sars Cov-2 that makes contact with the cells to be invaded, has revealed in fact a unique molecular structure, different from all the others, even from that of the other variants already identified in Varese in recent weeks, in some cases for the first time in Italy.

Maggi, who also holds the chair of Microbiology at the University of Insubria, and his team studied this sequence and formulated a hypothesis. Hypothesis then confirmed by colleagues at San Raffaele in Milan who, in a short time, amplified and reconstructed the entire genome of the virus: the one identified in the Asst Sette Laghi Laboratory is “a variant of the virus found only once in the world , in a place very far from Italy, in Thailand, isolated on a traveler returning from Egypt “.

Italy24.net report

 

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Bats in Thailand found with coronaviruses similar to Sars-cov-2

Horseshoe bats carrying coronaviruses very similar to the one that causes Covid-19 have been found in Thailand

The study found a coronavirus in the horseshoe bat Rhinolophus acuminatus in Thailand that was 91.5 per cent similar to Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

So far, the closest relative to Sars-CoV-2 has been detected in the horseshoe bat Rhinolophus affinis in China’s Yunnan province – with a genetic similarity of 96.2 per cent.

The Straits Times article

See also: A novel Sars-cov-2 related coronavirus in bats from Cambodia

 

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