Indian women's hockey teamThe women's team played their hearts out in their second Tokyo Olympics encounter against the World Number 3 Germany side at the Oi Hockey. The start of Day Three at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics brought happiness to the face of fans as India's lone representative in fencing, Chadalavada Anandha Sundhararaman Bhavani Devi got off to a winning start in the women's individual sabre here on Monday
Covid: Vaccine complications dwarfed by virus risks
A major review of vaccines suggests the AstraZeneca jab does raise the risk of blood clots and another serious condition that can cause bleeding.
But the study found the risk of such problems following a coronavirus infection was still much higher.
The University of Oxford-led team also found an increased risk of stroke after the Pfizer jab - but again at a much lower rate than after infection.
The team said it once again showed the "substantial" benefit of vaccination.
It comes after a coroner ruled on Thursday that BBC Radio Newcastle presenter Lisa Shaw died because of complications from the AstraZeneca jab.
The 44-year-old died in May after developing headaches a week after getting her first dose. She suffered blood clots in the brain.
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AstraZeneca: Is there a blood clot risk?
The research team looked at records from more than 29 million people who received a first dose of a Covid vaccine between December and April, who were mostly over 40, as well as nearly 1.8 million who were infected with the virus.
The study, published in the British Medical Journal, looked for complications up to 28 days after being jabbed or infected.
It found that for every 10 million people vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine:
an extra 107 would be hospitalised or die from thrombocytopenia, which can cause internal bleeding and haemorrhages, but that was nearly nine times lower than the risk of the same condition following an infection
an extra 66 would be hospitalised or die from blood clots in the veins, but that was nearly 200 times lower than the risk following an infection
For every 10 million people vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, it found:
143 extra strokes would be seen, but that was nearly 12 times lower than the risk following an infection
media captionLead author Prof Julia Hippisley-Cox: "These are really reassuring results"
Lead author Prof Julia Hippisley-Cox said it was important people were aware of the risks,
but that they were kept in context given the higher risk from being infected.
Fellow author Prof Aziz Sheikh added the findings "clearly underscore" the importance of getting vaccinated to reduce the risk of these clotting and bleeding outcomes.
Vaccinations, he said, offer a "substantial public health benefit".
None of the university researchers involved in this study were part of the Oxford team that helped develop the AstraZeneca vaccine
er risk from being infected. Fellow author Prof Aziz Sheikh added the findings "clearly underscore" the importance of getting vaccinated to reduce the risk of these clotting and bleeding outcomes. Vaccinations, he said, offer a "substantial public health benefit". None of the university researchers involved in this study were part of the Oxford team that helped develop the AstraZeneca vaccin
Fасebооk Аdds New Feаtures fоr the Tоkyо Оlymрiсs, Inсluding а Gаmes Hub аnd АR Effeсts
With the COVID-delayed 2020 Olympics now underway in Tokyo, Facebook has outlined a range of tools to help users engage with the event, including a dedicated Games hub, AR effects for Stories, and video highlights to keep you up to date.
Facebook's main addition is its new Games hub, which will include highlights, team and athlete overviews, explainers of the events and more.
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Соvid: The hоlidаy mаkers hаving tо self-isоlаte аbrоаd
In eаrly July, university student Аimee flew оut tо Zаkynthоs, Greeсe. Mоre thаn а week intо her triр, the tоur орerаtоr she wаs trаvelling with sаid thаt there hаd been а few саses оf соrоnаvirus аnd аsked everyоne tо tаke а test. Аimee's саme bасk роsitive.
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