Spain: 35 year old soldier left brain dead with blood clots 17 days after AstraZeneca #coronavirus vaccination

The Spanish Health Department is investigating the death of a corporal, aged 35, assigned to the Infantry Regiment América 66 de Cazadores de Montaña, based in the Aizoáin barracks, Navarra, after suffering a “cerebral sinus thrombosis with thrombocytopenia and cerebral hemorrhage”, 17 days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine. The military man died this morning at the University Clinic of Navarra.

The corporal, married and expecting a child, was vaccinated with AstraZeneca on the afternoon of April 7 in his own unit. The Spanish Troop and Sailor Association (ATME) explained that in the following days he suffered “severe headaches and acute discomfort”, which forced him to go to the barracks first aid service and then to the emergency room of a health center from Pamplona. On the night of this last Wednesday, April 21, the corporal suffered a faint while he was at his home, according to the Army, to which America 66 belongs.

El Pais report


Update: “This Friday, the Pharmacovigilance Center of the Health Department of the Government of Navarra has received a notification of a “adverse event with fatal outcome” of a person who had been vaccinated with Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) on April 7 against Covid-19. Despite the fact that the Provincial Government has reported that he had died after suffering a “cerebral sinus thrombosis with thrombocytopenia and cerebral hemorrhage”, the affected person has not died and is in a situation of brain death.



EU: ECHR throws fuel on the #coronavirus vaccination fire – backs mandatory jabs for kids

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that democratic governments can make vaccinations obligatory, in a landmark judgement rejecting complaints brought by Czech families penalised for refusing compulsory jabs for their children.

“The… measures could be regarded as being ‘necessary in a democratic society'” the court ruled, saying that the Czech health policy was consistent with the “best interests” of children.

Our opinion: ** Is there an easier or quicker way of antagonising parents in the middle of a global viral pandemic than encouraging mandatory vaccinations? We can’t think of one. Expect severe blowback ** report


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Spain raises age limit for AstraZeneca #coronavirus vaccine from 55yrs to 65yrs

Experts admit it will be hard to restore trust in the AstraZeneca vaccine, the use of which is set to restart on Wednesday. A recent survey shows 56% of Spanish respondents now consider it ‘unsafe’.

At a meeting of Spain’s Inter-Territorial Council of the National Health System on Monday, central and regional health officials also decided to extend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to a larger target group of adults, with the upper threshold now established at 65 years of age instead of 55.

El Pais report


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Spain: fourth #coronavirus wave begins as 590 fatalities reported in one day

Covid deaths reported in Spain exceed 75,000 after adding 590 in the last 24 hours. Incidence rises for the tenth consecutive day and the curve clearly points to the fourth wave. 

The 590 deaths from Covid-19 reported by the communities in this Friday’s report bring the total of this registry, which only includes deaths with a clinical diagnosis of coronavirus, to 75,010. These 590 deaths bring the accumulated weekly to 1,467, when that of the previous seven days was 652. As can be seen, the trend points to an increase in mortality, which indicates that there are still many active infections in older people. They are probably infected from a few days ago, since it is known that vaccination, from the first dose, reduces the severity of the disease.

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Galicia reports a new outbreak of #coronavirus on a mink farm

SARS-CoV-2 detected in a mink farm in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. The farm where the outbreak was detected has 6,554 minks (5,430 breeding females and 1,124 males). Throughout Galicia, there are currently a total of 25 farms of this type, with a total census of 71,479 animals.

This is the second outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 detected in a mink farm in Galicia, after the one registered in a farm in A Baña last January.

In addition to these two outbreaks, Spain has registered cases of mink farms positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Teruel, in June 2020, and in Ávila at the end of January report


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Two dead wild mink infected with #coronavirus found in Castellon, Spain

Europe’s first infected wild animals.  The two dead infected wild mink were found in the Mijares and Palancia rivers, in a border area of ​​Castellón with Teruel, where the only population of wild minks in the Valencian Community can be found.

The Valencia Ministry of Agriculture has transferred to Health the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in two dead specimens of wild mink. report


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The area where these animals were hunted is relatively close to the Teruel town of Puebla de Valverde, where in July of last year the General Council of Aragon forced the owner of a farm to sacrifice almost 93,000 minks after detecting an outbreak of Covid.




MIS-C syndrome attacking children one month after they are infected with the #coronavirus

Spanish pediatricians have complied the most complete data about ‘multisystem inflammatory syndrome’ MIS-C (aka PIMS) which is a rare consequence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and causes critical inflammation

Children who, four to six weeks after having been infected with the coronavirus, would fall ill with continuous fever, general inflammation and other symptoms that put their lives at risk – despite having completely recovered from the initial infection.

“They were youngsters aged eight to 14 who were arriving with strong abdominal pains and fever lasting several days,” explains Alberto García-Salido, a pediatrician from the intensive care unit (ICU) at Madrid’s Niño Jesús Hospital. “They didn’t have respiratory symptoms like the adults did.

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Spain investigating three blood clot cases in recipients of AstraZeneca #coronavirus vaccine

Spanish health authorities are investigating the death of a 43-year-old woman from Marbella who had a brain hemorrhage after complaining of headaches for days

The Spanish Health Ministry on Wednesday said it is investigating three cases of thrombosis among recipients of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, one of whom has died. One of the cases was reported on Monday [15th March 2021], and the other two on Tuesday [16th March 2021].

El Pais report



EMA: If you have these symptoms after vaccination with AstraZeneca #coronavirus serum seek medical help immediately

“Wheezing, chest or stomach pain, swelling or coldness in an arm or leg, severe headache or worsening or blurred vision after vaccination, persistent bleeding, small multiple bruises, reddish or purplish spots or blisters of blood under the skin” – if you have these symptoms after vaccination against Covid with AstraZeneca serum seek medical help immediately and report that you have recently been vaccinated.

Il Giorno report


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Ramon Valls, Spain’s first confirmed case of #coronavirus reinfection

There are just over half a dozen cases of Covid-19 reinfections worldwide among the millions who have caught the disease. Cases in which the second reinfection is more severe than the first are rarer. Yet one of them is Ramon Valls, 62, a rheumatologist at Palamós Hospital, and a sportsman who has suffered no previous illnesses.

“I’m still on sick leave. I was reinfected in August and was hospitalised for 20 days. I was discharged on September 18 and I hope to be able to start working after the Christmas holidays. With the first infection in March I only had mild symptoms, and worked from home tending to my patients by phone. The second time was not the same.”

“They do all kinds of tests on me and they’ve been able to sequence the virus that reinfected me, and it’s not the same strain that I had in March.”

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EMA: Anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity reactions should be included in the list of possible side effects of the Astrazeneca vaccine

European Medicines Agency (EMA), the corona vaccine from the manufacturer Astra-Zeneca can cause severe allergic reactions. Anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity reactions should be included in the list of possible side effects of the vaccine citing , the EMA said on Friday, several such cases in the UK. report


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AstraZeneca halves #coronavirus vaccine delivery to the EU – export restrictions to blame

The European Commission received the message from AstraZeneca on Thursday afternoon (11 March 2021). According to Sweden’s vaccination coordinator Richard Bergström, it is export restrictions and not production capacity that are behind it.

Astra Zeneca has really made an effort to find volumes to live up to the contract. 75 million doses would come from the United States, the United Kingdom and to some extent from India in the second quarter. Now we have just been told that we will not get rid of these doses, says Richard Bergström to TV4.

The USA and India, where AstraZeneca’s has production, have introduced export bans to ensure that they themselves get enough vaccine. The fact that the vaccine cannot be delivered from the UK has contractual reasons.

Dagens Nyheter report


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New #coronavirus variant B.1.525 with #E484K, #Q677H, #F888L and a similar deletions to #B117

International lineage with variants of biological significance E484K, Q677H, F888L and a similar suite of deletions to B.1.1.7.

Countries reported 2
Countries with sequences 10
Sequence count 102
Countries: Denmark 35,  United Kingdom 32,  Nigeria 12,  United States of America 7,  France 5,  Ghana 4,  Australia 2,  Canada 2,  Jordan 2,  Spain 1 report


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Four #coronavirus infections found aboard a TUI cruise ship in the Mediterranean

Four coronavirus cases have been found on board the cruise ship “Mein Schiff 2” operated by the Hamburg shipping company TUI Cruises. The passengers affected and their 20 contact persons are now on land and in quarantine in the Canary Islands.

The Hamburg shipping company TUI Cruises is slowly trying to get the cruise fleet back on track with strict requirements. Passengers must present a negative corona test before departing for the Canary Islands. Only 60 percent of the beds on board are occupied so that more distance can be maintained. report


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