AstraZeneca Admits Existence of COVID Jab's Rare Side Effect

AstraZeneca Admits Existence of COVID Jab's Rare Side Effect
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The Facts

  • Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has admitted, in court documents filed as part of a class-action suit against it, that its COVID vaccine can produce a rare adverse effect.

  • In response to the suit accusing its jab of causing dozens of deaths and injuries, AstraZeneca — in documents presented to the UK High Court — said the jab can "in very rare cases" cause Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome, which causes blood clots and low platelet counts.

The Spin

Narrative A

AstraZeneca has always acknowledged this could be a very rare side effect of the jab. However, there could be other contributing factors to patients developing Thrombocytopenia Syndrome. Aside from the few instances where recipients may have suffered this side effect, the vaccine has saved millions wherever it was distributed.

Narrative B

As the claimants in this case can attest, AstraZeneca downplayed the risk of this vaccine while exaggerating its effectiveness. Otherwise healthy people have faced the consequences of these side effects and the pharmaceutical firm must compensate the ones who survived their unnecessary medical crises.

Metaculus Prediction

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