“. . . Based on that data, about 1,000 to 2,000 blood clots occur in the U.S. population every day, according to Dr. Stephan Moll, a hematologist and professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina.
“The United States has 253 million adults,” Dr. Moll said. “So, if every day 2.3 million people in the United States get Covid-vaccinated, that means about 1 percent of the adult population gets vaccinated every day.”
Calculating further, he said, roughly 1 percent of the 1,000 to 2,000 daily blood clots — 10 to 20 a day — would occur in the vaccinated patients just as part of the normal background rates, not related to the vaccine.
“Only if epidemiological data show that that rate is higher, would one start to wonder about a causative relationship,” Dr. Moll said.’
David Lindsay: Based on the article above, this analyst thinks that the European countries that are freezing the AstraZeneca vaccine rollout during careful review, is not following the science. They are acting emotionally, and possibly moved my anti British sentiment that is currently popular. It makes no sense to stop a vaccine because of 3 or 6 case of blood clotting and death, if those numbers are below the expected average for the population at large, which scientist report is the case here. While the article would be improved with hard data of the expected average blood clot numbers in Europe, the US numbers are helpful, since the population of all of Europe is comparable to the US population. If I remember, it is slightly larger.