The World Health Organization mentioned it sees no proof that Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine contributed to the deaths of aged folks and urged that the shot nonetheless be used.

Bloomberg

PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:57 PM IST

The World Health Organization mentioned it sees no proof that Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine contributed to the deaths of aged folks and urged that the shot nonetheless be used.

Reports of deaths “are in line with the expected, all-cause mortality rates and causes of death in the sub-population of frail, elderly individuals, and the available information does not confirm a contributory role for the vaccine in the reported fatal events,” the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety mentioned in a press release on Friday. The risk-benefit stability of the vaccine “remains favorable in the elderly.”

The panel met on Tuesday to evaluation stories that some very sick older folks had died after getting the vaccine. Initial instances reported final week in Norway had raised alarm, with authorities saying it was potential that vaccine side-effects might worsen underlying diseases at the same time as they anticipated some nursing-home residents to die shortly after being vaccinated on account of their frail underlying well being.

Norway moved to calm that nervousness on Monday, with the Norwegian Medicines Agency saying that Covid-19 is extra harmful to most sufferers than vaccination.

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A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London.(AP)

Bloomberg

PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:28 PM IST

Norway’s authorities mentioned that 33 aged folks dwelling in nursing properties died shortly after being inoculated.


Norway’s recommendation doesn’t mean that younger, healthier people should avoid being vaccinated.(Bloomberg | Representational image)
Norway’s suggestion doesn’t imply that youthful, more healthy folks ought to keep away from being vaccinated.(Bloomberg | Representational picture)

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:20 PM IST

Chief doctor at NMA had mentioned that Norway is vaccinating aged and other people in nursing properties with vital underlying situations.


Norway’s recommendation doesn’t mean that younger, healthier people should avoid being vaccinated.(Bloomberg | Representational image)
Norway’s suggestion doesn’t imply that youthful, more healthy folks ought to keep away from being vaccinated.(Bloomberg | Representational picture)

Bloomberg

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:50 PM IST

The newest determine provides six to the variety of identified fatalities in Norway, and likewise lowers the age group considered affected from 80.


A doctor treats a patient with coronavirus disease in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, in Oslo, Norway(REUTERS)
A health care provider treats a affected person with coronavirus illness within the intensive care unit (ICU) at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, in Oslo, Norway(REUTERS)

Bloomberg

PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:25 PM IST

Norway has to this point given at the least one dose to about 33,000 folks, specializing in these thought of to be most in danger in the event that they contract the virus, together with the aged.

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