The prosecutor of Biella, Italy has opened a manslaughter investigation following the death of a man a few hours after getting vaccinated and ordered to seize a batch of AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs. He ordered the preventive seizure of the entire ‘ABV5811’ batch of AstraZeneca vaccines of the country that may affect 400,000 doses of the Anglo-Swedish jab.
This decision made pending the result of an investigation by the Medicines Supervision Commission and the Judicial Authority into the death of Sandro Tognatti who died after the administration of the vaccine produced by AstraZeneca.
Prosecutor Teresa Angela Camelio also opened a criminal case against unknown persons for manslaughter following Sandro Tognatti’s death.
Prosecutor in Piedmont, #Italy opens criminal case for manslaughter following death of a musician a few hours after being given the @AstraZeneca #CoronavirusVaccine. The same prosecutor has ordered the entire lot of the administered vaccine seized. https://t.co/blPCNnhTb8— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) March 15, 2021
The local prosecutor in Biella, where Tognatti lived, announced the opening of a criminal case for manslaughter after his death, Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper reported.
The Piedmont region has already decided to suspend the use of ABV5811 doses. This seizure and investigation order came after this suspension of the vaccine in the Piedmont region.
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Suspension of use of AstraZeneca vaccine was announced by Italy’s national drugs regulator on Monday.
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Even Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt in charge of rolling out Australia’s coronavirus vaccine program was hospitalized just one day after taking the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
According to a report by Germany’s Standing Vaccination Commission, the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is only effective 8% in people over 65.
Three European countries of Sweden, France and Germany have decided not to use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people over 65. This decision was made due to the lack of data available about its effectiveness in elderly people.
Meanwhile, the European Union has called for an Emergency Vaccine Summit after almost a dozen European nations decided to stop using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to serious blood clot incidents reported in many countries.
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