A 'fit and healthy' mum-of-two died from a blood clot 'likely' to have been caused by the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, an inquest has heard.

Michelle Barlow, 51, began suffering headaches and nausea about a week after receiving her first dose of the jab back in March.

She was admitted to hospital and died on March 23.

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Michelle Barlow, 51, died after suffering a blood clot following her first Covid jab. (Attain)

A mum-of-two died from a ‘very uncommon’ blood clot that modified into once ‘seemingly’ to possess been precipitated by the AstraZeneca COVID jab, an inquest has heard.

Michelle Barlow modified into once admitted to health middle after suffering headaches and nausea about per week after receiving her first dose of the vaccine in March, however sadly died.

An inquest heard that the 51-year-ragged had died of ‘multi-organ failure as a of pulmonary embolism’. 

The pathologist who recorded the cause within the abet of loss of life acknowledged there modified into once seemingly to possess been a “causative hyperlink” between a blood clot in Barlow’s lungs and the AstraZeneca vaccine that she had got. 

Bolton Coroner’s Court heard that the location modified into once a “very uncommon” facet-dwell of the jab.

Barlow, 51, began suffering headaches and nausea about a week after receiving her first dose of the jab in March. (Reach)

Barlow, 51, started suffering headaches and nausea about per week after receiving her first dose of the jab in March. (Attain)

Pathologist Dr Naveen Sharma, who instructed the inquest there modified into once seemingly a ‘causative hyperlink’ between the blood clot and the vaccine, acknowledged 425 cases of major blood clots had been acknowledged in people that had taken the AstraZeneca vaccine and which represented “uncommon however very clearly recognised in all probability concerns”.

Of the 425 cases, 215 in ladies folks and 206 in males, 154 cases linked to blood clots within the head and 271 in other components of the physique. Of the 425 cases, the ages ranged from 18 to 93, with 101 cases within the 50 to 59 age range, 19 of which possess been among the many 73 fatal cases in complete.

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He acknowledged presently 24.8 million people had been given the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 24.1 million people had been double-jabbed with the an identical medication.

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The inquest heard that Barlow, a mother-of two from Orrell in Wigan, got her first dose of the vaccine on 7 March.

Her husband Ian instructed the listening to that within the days that adopted, she started to abilities “flu-like symptoms”, and later developed headaches, diarrhoea and nausea.

The mum-of-two eventually sought treatment at Wigan Infirmary, where she later died. (Reach)

The mum-of-two eventually sought treatment at Wigan Infirmary, the place she later died. (Attain)

By 19 March she sought serve at Wigan Infirmary for the “overwhelming” symptoms.

There, tests showed she had a “very low” blood platelet count and he or she modified into once discharged and instructed to come abet for a test-up the next week.

Nonetheless, her situation failed to present a enhance to and he or she modified into once readmitted the next day with suspected gastroenteritis.

She died on 23 March along with her family at her bedside.

Dr Mian Ahmed, a handbook physician at Wigan Infirmary, instructed the listening to it modified into once no longer until a CT scan of Barlow’s lungs published a blood clot that clinical doctors started to suspect a that that you must perhaps also imagine response to the vaccine, in preference to gastroenteritis.

He acknowledged the location – vaccine-precipitated immune thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (VITT) – modified into once no longer recognised at the time of her loss of life.

If the an identical effort arose now, he would prescribe haemoglobin, blood thinners and CT scans sooner for the patient, he instructed the inquest.

He agreed this can possess given her a “better likelihood” however it modified into once a “advanced name”. Marius Paraoan, a surgeon at the health middle, acknowledged that after the viewing the CT scan, he concluded that Mrs Barlow’s situation modified into once ‘unsurvivable’.

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Dr Peter Kreppel, a GP at Mesnes Watch Surgical operation in Wigan, acknowledged the mum-of-two had been point out for her first dose of the vaccine early because of an error in her records, which acknowledged she modified into once a carer for her husband, however modified into once instructed to possess the jab anyway. 

Nonetheless he acknowledged regardless, he would silent possess instant she possess the vaccine because the wretchedness of thrombosis modified into once 100 times bigger without the vaccine than when having taken it.

The authorities’s Yellow Card plot, which permits participants of the public or neatly being consultants to post suspected facet outcomes, says the MHRA has implemented an intensive review into UK cases of “an extraordinarily uncommon and no longer actually to occur” particular build of blood clot within the mind, acknowledged as CVST taking place alongside low ranges of platelets after the AstraZeneca jab, as neatly as other blood clotting reports.

It says the review realized that the evidence of a hyperlink with the AstraZeneca jab is seemingly and instructed that someone who skilled cerebral or other major blood clots taking place with low ranges of platelets after their first jab wouldn’t possess extra doses.

It added: “The MHRA has also confirmed that the evidence to this point would no longer counsel that the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca causes venous thromboembolism which came about within the absence of a low platelet count.”

Up to 10 November 2021, the MHRA had got Yellow Card reports of 425 cases of major blood clots with ow platelet counts within the UK after the AstraZeneca jab. 

The total fatality fee modified into once 17%, with 73 deaths – six after the 2nd dose.

This compares to an estimated 24.8million first doses of the AstraZeneca jab administered by 10 November, and 24.1 million 2nd doses, putting the total incidence of clots at 15.3 per million doses.

It says: “These cases possess also been analysed by the authorities’s honest advisory physique, the COVID-19 Vaccines Attend Chance Professional Working Neighborhood, which involves lay representatives and recommendation from main haematologists.

“On the muse of this ongoing review, the recommendation remains that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the hazards within the bulk of people.”

Earlier this year, when concerns had been raised about the links between blood clots at the AstraZeneca jab, then Health Secretary Matt Hancock instructed people to “hear to the regulators” and “derive the jab”.

He acknowledged all people must take a vaccine when their time comes, and the wretchedness of experiencing a mind clot modified into once the an identical as “taking a protracted-haul flight”.

This week there possess been growing concerns and a recent push for vaccine uptake because of a recent ‘sizable variant’ of COVID, described by consultants because the “worst we now possess considered to this point”.

The authorities has suspended flights from six southern African international locations from noon on Friday, adding them to the red list in a account for to forestall the unfold of the contemporary variant, known as B.1.1.529, which modified into once acknowledged in South Africa.

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