The thrombosis risk associated with the Astrazeneca vaccine? This can be avoided by eating more tomatoes or drinking their juice. This is the advice given to Bulgarians by the director of the Sofia National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Professor Todor Kantardzhiev.
As he writes Euractiv, the comment on tomatoes is the only statement released by the Bulgarian authorities about the problems with the Astrazeneca vaccine, the use of which has been restricted by Germany due to cases of rare clots in women under the age of 60. The EMA, in its recent evaluation, has ensured that the doses of the Anglo-Swedish company are safe. But for the government of Bulgaria, which was among the EU countries that have focused more on this drug (given its cost much lower than that of competitors Pfizer and Moderna), this is a small consolation: due to delays in deliveries , the share of the adult population vaccinated is among the lowest in the EU.
Returning to Kantardzhiev’s advice, it is not the first time that the infectious specialist has promoted natural remedies to deal with Covid-19 (or the side effects of vaccines): two weeks ago he would have recommended coronavirus-positive Bulgarians to eat a lemon sprinkled with bicarbonate. of sodium to reduce the viral load in the throat. The professor also told a local broadcaster that about a third of Bulgarians should already be immune to the coronavirus, referring to the total number of people cured and vaccinated. Official data show, however, that those recovered and vaccinated make up no more than 10% of the Bulgarian population.
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