The AstraZeneca vaccine has claimed the life of another individual in the United Kingdom. Alpa Tailor, described as a healthy 35-year-old, suffered fatal blood clots and a low platelet count after she received a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In March, the mother of two got her first jab, where she later fall unwell just a week later on April 8th. Initially, Tailor began complaining of a headache before she began experiencing slurred speech and a facial droop. Her family soon rushed her to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.
Doctors at the hospital diagnosed Alpa with vaccine-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis as a consequence of getting the vaccine. Thrombocytopenia is where an individual has low levels of platelets. which are the cells that help with blood clotting. Thrombosis happens when blood clots block veins or arteries, causing strokes and heart attacks.
After her diagnosis, Alpa underwent surgery to relieve pressure on her brain, where doctors initially believed she responded well to the treatment. Neurosurgeon Dr Jonathan Hyam said he was “quite optimistic” for Alpa’s prognosis around a week after the procedure. However, medics soon discovered after a CT scan that she was suffering from a massive bleed in the brain, which ultimately led to her death.
Following the news of Tailor’s passing, Dr Hyam said he was “really surprised” to hear that the mother of two’s condition quickly deteriorated post-op.
After Tailor’s sudden death, health authorities called for an inquest into her death at St. Pancras Coroner’s Court. A post-mortem examination confirmed that Alpa had multiple blood clots in her brain. Senior coroner Mary Hassell said that she had no hesitation with ruling that the vaccine is responsible for Alpa’s death.
Hassell said: “Everything points in the same direction, which is that Alpa had the AstraZeneca [vaccine] at a time when many, many thousands of people … had died from [the] coronavirus.”
After the inquest, Alpa’s husband Anish said: “The death of our beloved Alpa has left a huge void in our hearts and in our lives. [She] was a wonderful wife, loving mother, amazing daughter, sister and friend. Life has changed for us in an unimaginable way.”