Maria Assunta underwent her first AstraZeneca vaccination on Wednesday 10 March. In the hours immediately following the administration, she began to experience the first complaints attributable to side effects: high fever up to 39.5, nausea, dizziness and muscle aches, as well as a very strong migraine. Unfortunately, however, the symptoms worsened over the hours. Maria Assunta began to experience more serious effects, such as a sudden stutter, a phenomenon that never occurred in her life.
At that point, the journalist, who serves as a teacher in Bergamo, Italy, immediately went to the emergency room of the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, where the medical staff gave her first aid. Her blood pressure had risen dangerously, reaching 160 roughly. “When we managed to contact her – writes the local newspaper Casertace.net – she confirmed that unfortunately the dose and AstraZeneca vaccine administered to her belonged exactly to that series, to that lot, the ABV2856. The same one seized in recent days, after the death of the two Sicilian people who had received it a few minutes earlier ”.
Following the episode, Maria Assunta filed a complaint. The doctors diagnosed her with an ischemic episode and the woman is currently hospitalized at the Lombard hospital. The causal link with the intake of the first dose of vaccine obviously has to be demonstrated. Her story is added to that of others who have received a dose belonging to the lot which was then seized throughout Italy. The woman will now undergo an angioresonance to understand if more serious and alarming damage has occurred.
Wikipedia: Ischemia or ischaemia is a restriction in blood supply to tissues, causing a shortage of oxygen that is needed for cellular metabolism (to keep tissue alive). Ischemia is generally caused by problems with blood vessels, with resultant damage to or dysfunction of tissue. It also means local anemia in a given part of a body sometimes resulting from constriction (such as vasoconstriction, thrombosis or embolism). Ischemia comprises not only insufficiency of oxygen, but also reduced availability of nutrients and inadequate removal of metabolic wastes. Ischemia can be partial (poor perfusion) or total.
Italian Medicines Agency AIFA: “Following the reporting of some serious adverse events, in temporal concomitance with the administration of doses belonging to batch ABV2856 of the AstraZeneca anti COVID-19 vaccine, AIFA has decided as a precaution to issue a ban on the use of this batch throughout the national territory and reserves the right to take further measures, where necessary, also in close coordination with the EMA, the European pharmaceutical agency.
At present, no causal link has been established between vaccine administration and these events.
AIFA is carrying out all the necessary checks, acquiring clinical documentation in close collaboration with the NAS and the competent authorities. The samples of this lot will be analyzed by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità.
AIFA will promptly communicate any new information that becomes available.”
“Marshal Giuseppe Maniscalco died of a heart attack over 48 hours after the administration of the vaccine. At present there is no evidence from which to infer that the heart attack was caused by the vaccine, but other histological investigations are in progress” the acting prosecutor of Trapani, Maurizio Agnello, reported to Ansa.
The prosecutor of Trapani confirmed this morning that the marshal was given an AstraZeneca dose of the lot blocked yesterday by Aifa [batch ABV2856].
However, it will take 60 days to know the results of the histological examinations carried out on the corpse.”
The 57-year-old musician Sandro Tognatti is the teacher who was given the AstraZeneca vaccine yesterday and whose death took place on Sunday 14 March in Biella.
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Italy’s Piedmont region has lifted a blanket ban on the AstraZeneca vaccine and instead limited the ban to the batch used to inoculate a man who later died. The northern region at first blocked all further use of the Astrazeneca vaccine while it established which batch was involved in the death of the man, a 58-year-old teacher [Sandro Tognatti]. It then limited the moratorium to the batch from which he was vaccinated, number ABV5811.
An autopsy on the body of Stefano Paternò, the 43-year-old non-commissioned officer of the Navy, serving in Augusta and residing in Misterbianco, who died a few hours after the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine, will be performed this afternoon at the Cannizzaro hospital in Catania.
For the Prosecutor of Syracuse, which is investigating for manslaughter, there will be a pool of experts. The Prosecutor Sabrina Gambino and the deputy Gaetano Bono, who coordinated the investigation, yesterday afternoon appointed the coroner Giuseppe Ragazzi, the hematologist expert in thrombosis Marco Marietta, the specialist in medical toxicology Nunziata Barbera and the specialist in infectious diseases Carmelo Iacobello . The military’s family will also appoint experts. There are four people under investigation for manslaughter.
Stefano Paternò, a 43-year-old soldier serving in Sircusa, Italy, died yesterday morning of a cardiac arrest in his home . The soldier the day before had undergone the first dose of vaccine from batch ABV2856, the one for which the Italian Medicines Agency AIFA asked for a stop.
On the case the Prosecutor of Syracuse has opened an investigation and ordered an autopsy. About ten people would be registered in the register of suspects, the entire distribution chain of the vaccine from the AstraZeneca company that produces it, up to the medical staff of the military hospital who took care of the inoculation. The charge for all is of manslaughter.
Paternò was a non-commissioned officer in the Navy in Augusta. Two days ago he had undergone the first dose of vaccine from the same batch of which today Aifa requested the seizure.
This is the story of his wife: “My husband had had the vaccine on Monday morning and in the afternoon he returned home and was fine. Around 7.30 pm he felt tremors, he was cold and measuring his temperature, he had a fever of 39. He took a tachypirna and the fever had gone down, he felt better and we went to sleep around 11 pm. In the night, however, I was awakened by his moans: he was shaking, wobbling in bed and breathing heavily “. Caterina Arena remembers having “immediately called 118 and in a very short time the doctors started to give him help in every way, even the heart massage, but there was nothing to do and the doctors could not understand from what that state had been determined. ” The woman then points out that “many of Stefano’s colleagues who have been vaccinated have had a high fever”.
The Public Prosecutor ordered the seizure of the ‘indicted’ lot in the possession of the ASP of Syracuse and reported the case to the AIFA. Tomorrow an autopsy will be performed on the victim’s body at the Cannizzaro hospital in Catania, while the are expected in the Etna capital inspectors sent by the Minister of Health .