Denmark looking to distribute AstraZeneca vaccines to poorer nations – WHO

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The World Health Organization Europe head, Hans Kluge, said on Thursday, April 15, 2021, that Denmark is examining options for sharing AstraZeneca’s vaccines with poorer nations, after itself halting use of the shots over concerns over rare blood clots.

However, the infectious disease official, Anthony Fauci had said that if concerns about the safety of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are corrected, it has a good effect, but because other vaccines have already been supplied in surplus, Americans may not need the AstraZeneca shots.

Speaking to BBC, Fauci said: “I think that the AstraZeneca vaccine from a standpoint of efficacy is a good vaccine, and if the safety issue gets straightened out in the European Union… the efficacy of that vaccine is really quite good

“Whether or not we ever use AZ is unclear but it looks right now at this point in time that we will not need it. It’s not a negative indictment of AZ, it is just possible that given the supply that we have from other companies that we may not need to use an AZ vaccine.”

European regulators are studying the AstraZeneca vaccine to deal with rare cases of blood clots. It has not yet been approved in the United States.