Is the blood-clot scare in Europe over Covishield really justified?

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Serum Institute’s Covishield is India’s main Covid vaccine. In the West, it is known as the ‘Oxford’ or ‘AstraZeneca’ vaccine. ​​​Over the past few days, 11 European countries, including Germany, France, Ireland, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands, have suspended its use over fears it causes blood clots.

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Netherlands

Country in Western Europe with territories in the Caribbean
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Norway

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Police say a toddler's body that washed up on the Norwegian coast on New Year's Day is that of a boy who died along with his family as they attempted to cross..
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Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny condemns the spectators who booed his players as they took a knee in Tuesday's 0-0 draw in Hungary.
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