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18th Jan 2022

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Blood-clot risk from corona outweighs risk from vaccine

A study of nearly 30 million people in England who received either the Oxford/AstraZeneca or the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine indicates that the risk of blood clots after contracting coronavirus is many times larger than the risk presented by either vaccine, Politico reports. This effort is the largest study to look at this question, and was published in the British Medical Journal.

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New EU Parliament chief elected This WEEK

The lead candidate is the centre-right European People's Party's (EPP) Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola, who has been outspoke against corruption and rule-of-law issues - but some MEPs are concerned over her anti-abortion voting record.

MEPs seek probe into EU commissioner over Bosnia

Enlargement commissioner Várhelyi "openly colluded [with Dodik] in potentially breaking up Bosnia and Herzegovina", according to dozens of MEPs who wrote to Várhelyi's boss.

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