There has been a growing protest from certain groups against vaccination from the coronavirus that stems from a general anti-vax protest movement that has been manifesting over the past few years in particular.
Whilst success such as the global eradication of Polio and the vast reduction in other childhood diseases such as Measles, Mumps and Rubella, saw the popularity of vaccinations seem assured, there are various reasons why a skeptical protest movement has begun to form.
Many disbelieve the effectiveness of the vaccine, whilst others believe that there are now too many vaccines or that being vaccinated can cause children to develop autism. Elsewhere, there are full on conspiracy theories for government bio-interventions and mad scientific super plots that have been taken up as beliefs by a small minority.
It is a relief then amongst the medical community who continue to encourage the public to receive any of the myriad of vaccines now available, that the United States of America (USA) has now approved the AstraZeneca vaccine. The vaccine, which was developed in the UK at the University of Oxford, provides high levels of protection efficiency against the virus, but had been linked to the occurrence of blood clots in several patients who had received it.
Whilst there is much reason to be cautious with a vaccine being rolled out at rapid speed, the likelihood of some coincidental symptoms occurring amongst patients is high due to the large numbers of people being vaccinated.
Now, receivers of the vaccine can rest assured as a new clinical trial in the USA has deemed the vaccine safe for use. Reports from the study suggest no increased adverse effects from using the vaccine over other brand variations. It is thought that the current halt in use of the vaccine in some parts of Europe will now stop, and the vaccine roll out there will again continue.