Evaluating AstraZeneca's shot after European regulators say blood clots are a rare side effect
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Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in
- Experts tell us that AstraZeneca's vaccine is safer than flying on a plane;
- Humana just hired a Goldman Sachs vet to lead corporate development and M&A;
- The most common side effects to expect from each vaccine.
Getting AstraZeneca's shot is safer than flying on a plane, experts say - the bigger problem is an 'explosion of vaccine skepticism'
Blood clotsare a "very rare" side effect of AstraZeneca's shot, European regulators said Wednesday.
- But five medical experts told Insider they aren't convinced the shot actually causes clotting.
- Experts worry that public skepticism may unnecessarily derail AstraZeneca's global vaccine rollout.
- Former Goldman banker Logan Nicholson has left to lead Humana's corporate development and M&A team.
- Nicholson spent 18 years at Goldman, most recently as head of US leveraged finance capital markets.
- Chris Bonner, JPMorgan's co-head of capital markets, will leave the bank to join Goldman.
- All three US-authorized
coronavirusvaccines can have similar side effects, though they vary slightly.
- Injection-site pain is the most common side effect of all three shots.
- More than 60% of participants in Moderna's and Pfizer's trials also reported fatigue.
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- European regulators are looking into the ethical standards for Russia's Sputnik vaccine trials (Financial Times)
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