Tagged: blood clots

Blood clot fears: how misapplication of the precautionary principle may undermine public trust in vaccines - COVID-19

Guest Author Mar 17, 2021

Anthony R Cox, University of Birmingham The arrival of effective vaccines against COVID-19 has been one of the few good news stories of the pandemic. However, communicating the safety of vaccines has long been difficult, as shown by most countries having some level of vaccine hesitancy, including hesitancy towards COVID-19 vaccines specifically. Just as regulatory authorities – such … Read More

Blood clots, vaccines and the need for baselines - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 15, 2021

Some nations are pausing their AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine campaigns over concerns that it may be linked to blood clots. International media is is reporting it widely. I’m seeing concerned people asking questions on social media. Evidence so far indicates this is unlikely to be a real issue, but one that is being checked out of caution. One thing it illustrates … Read More

Animal venoms don’t just cause pain, they may soon be a cure for it too - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 16, 2018

Richard Lewis, The University of Queensland This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Bites or stings from venomous animals or insects can be dangerous; they lead to numerous fatalities globally each year despite the development of antivenoms that can neutralise many of their worst effects. But research into their molecular components … Read More