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Coronavirus digest: UK finds 30 blood clot cases after AstraZeneca jab

British regulators have found 30 cases involving rare blood clot events after the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine — 25 more than was reported last month. All the latest here.

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The United States will release up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says at her daily briefing. The Food and Drug Administration will perform quality checks over the next few months on US-produced doses before they are sent abroad, she adds. But, she explains, "Just to be clear, right now we have zero doses available of AstraZeneca."
29 Apr 2021
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10 May 2021
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14 May 2021
"The British government has left us out in the cold," says Terence Knott. He's the man behind EUBritizens, an action group of British people living in Europe whose lives have changed dramatically due to Brexit. They've lost their freedom of movement and their right to study, their professional qualifications no longer apply and some are even stuck at home unable to drive as their driving licenses are no longer valid. They're aiming long term to win back European citizenship, starting with a legal case to allow them the right to vote in Europe as they say they've been disenfranchised. Knott joined us for Perspective.
23 May 2021
In January 2021 Clare Smyth became the first British woman chef to be awarded three Michelin stars, for her Notting Hill restaurant 'Core', becoming only the fourth British chef to ever receive the honour. She says it was "brilliant that it happened in such a difficult year", and as restaurants prepare to welcome diners back for indoor service she says she expects "many, many more top female chefs" to come through in the years ahead.
20 May 2021
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8 Jun 2021
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16 Jun 2021
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26 Jun 2021
The European Commission hailed a court ruling that AstraZeneca breached its contract. But the drugmaker is now obliged to deliver far fewer extra doses than the EU had sought.
3 Jul 2021
A new study by Oxford University, which helped create the AstraZeneca vaccine, brings good news for countries facing vaccine shortages. Another study showed mixing vaccines triggered a high antibody response.
22 Jul 2021
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