Natural News) A number of British citizens have criticized health authorities in the U.K. for their slow response regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine. Many countries halted the use of the vaccine, manufactured in partnership with the University of Oxford, following reports of blood clots in some patients. However, regulators at home did not immediately issue guidance – even denying any connection to the adverse reactions. Because of this slow response, even experts have voiced their concerns regarding its domestic use.
Among these critics is Peter, a retired medical professional. The retired doctor lost his 59-year-old wife Julia to the AstraZeneca vaccine’s adverse reaction. She died March 31, two days after Peter found her unconscious at home. Julia initially experienced a headache that lasted for nine days, after she got the first shot of the two-dose vaccine in mid-March. It was only on March 29 that Peter came home and found her in a coma.
Doctors at the Harrogate District Hospital in North Yorkshire, England determined that Julia suffered a “catastrophic brain injury.” They added that her injury resulted from a blood clot in a vessel near the brain, coupled with a dismally low platelet count. Both ailments were connected to reactions that followed inoculation with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The retired doctor partly blamed himself for not having picked up the signs of a brain hemorrhage earlier. But he also pointed his finger at U.K. authorities for their lack of transparency regarding serious reactions from the vaccine. According to Peter, his wife – a former drug representative for the British pharmaceutical firm – could have been saved had the government alerted the public of the vaccine’s possible side effects sooner. “There was an opportunity … when something could have been done,” he lamented.