AstraZeneca crisis proves short-lived
Some argue that Ireland’s prudence in suspending rollout over the blood clot issue will boost public confidence in vaccination. Others say it may cost lives
One of the biggest pitfalls in data analysis is distinguishing between correlation and causation. Often, when no concrete answer can be given, it is best to simply acknowledge the correlation but caveat the many possible linked causes.
When the European Medicines Agency (EMA) was faced with widespread panic over blood clots in a small number of recently vaccinated individuals across Europe last week, it took five days for it to publish a similar conclusion.