German Scientist May Have Discovered Why Some Covid Vaccines Cause Blood Clots

A Preservative in AstraZeneca’s Vaccine May Be Responsible for Rare Side-Effect

By Anna Breuer on 13 May 2021
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A scientist in Germany believes he has found what is triggering rare yet deadly blood clots that appear to be a side effect from coronavirus vaccines from Astra-Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Speaking at conference at the Science Media Center Deutschland, the blood expert, Professor Andreas Greinacher, said he believes that a chemical in the vaccine can trigger an immune chain reaction that could lead to the rare side effect, an over activation of blood platelets.

The news was first reported in the Pharmazeutische Zeitung.

Along with a team of researchers at the Institut für Immunologie und Transfusionsmedizin at the Universität Greifswald in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Professor Greinacher suspects that two vaccines, which use adenovirus technology to transport genetic material to neutralize Covid-19, could cause an autoimmune response that leads to the blood clots. This reaction could be traced back to stray proteins and a preservative he found in the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The preservative, EDTA, or ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, commonly used in medicines and cosmetics, helps proteins in the vaccine stray into the bloodstream, where they then bind to a blood component that form complexes that activate the production of antibodies.

This could then trigger a second reaction from the immune system that causes the clots.

At the conference, Professor Greinacher likened the activation of the dormant response to “a sleeping dragon in a cave, who is awakened and annoyed by the vaccine.”

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