In South Korea, Two People Die After Being Vaccinated Against COVID-19

In South Korea, Two People Die After Being Vaccinated Against COVID-19
In South Korea, Two People Die After Being Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Video: In South Korea, Two People Die After Being Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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Video: Three more people die after receiving AstraZeneca vaccine in S. Korea, 2023, February
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The authorities of the Republic of Korea (ROK) are investigating the circumstances of the death of two people who died shortly after being vaccinated against the coronavirus with AstraZeneca. It is known that the deceased had previously suffered from various serious illnesses.

In South Korea, where the campaign to vaccinate the population against COVID-19 started less than a week ago, two people were reported dead after receiving injections with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

One of the deceased is a man a little over 50 years old, he was a guest of a clinic for the elderly and the weak. Yesterday at 9 o'clock in the morning he was vaccinated, but after about 11 hours he felt sick, he felt weakness, pain in the chest area, and problems with breathing. Despite the efforts of doctors, today at 7 o'clock in the morning, he died.

The second deceased is also a man who was also in the clinic for the elderly, he was over 60 years old. On February 27, he was vaccinated, but after about a day and a half his temperature rose, he began to complain of muscle pains throughout his body. After a while, his condition improved, but then a sharp deterioration followed again, as a result, today at 10 o'clock in the morning, he died.

At the moment, South Korean experts are investigating the circumstances of the incidents, trying to find out whether vaccination influenced the death of patients in clinics. It is already known that both had quite serious health problems before. The first suffered from cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and a number of other ailments. The second had a stroke earlier.

Representatives of the State Agency for the Prevention of the Spread of Infectious Diseases of the Republic of Kazakhstan stated that in order to make final conclusions about the causes of death, they need to conduct a number of studies, but so far they have no evidence that the death was the cause of vaccination. It was emphasized that AstraZenec has been found to be safe and the vaccination campaign is ongoing.

Currently, 87,428 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in South Korea. Any side effects such as fever, pain, nausea and others were recorded in 209 people or 0.24 percent of those vaccinated. So far, two drugs are used for vaccination in Korea - AstraZeneca and Pfizer. In the vast majority of cases (more than 98 percent), the AstraZeneca vaccine is used, towards which some Koreans have formed a somewhat wary attitude. Of the 209 cases of side effects after the start of vaccination, only once was it recorded after using Pfizer, and in the remaining 208 after AstraZeneca. The incidence of side effects among those vaccinated with AstraZenec is more than three and a half times higher than among those who were injected with Pfizer.

The campaign for universal vaccination of the population against COVID-19 in South Korea started on Friday, February 25. So far, this is only the first stage of vaccination, where vaccinations are given only to certain categories of doctors and guests of clinics for the elderly and weak people. In reality, mass vaccination in the country, when the majority of the population can get vaccinated, will begin no earlier than July. As of the morning of March 3, more than 87 thousand people were vaccinated in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which is 0.17 percent of the total population.

Over the past day, 444 new cases of COVID-19 infection were recorded in South Korea, 6 people died, and 362 recovered. The proportion of those who recovered is almost 90 percent, the mortality rate is less than 1.8 percent.

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