Blood Clots and COVID

In people with severe disease, particularly those ill enough to need hospitalisation, activation of the body’s defence results in a marked inflammatory reaction that affects the blood clotting and blood vessels, resulting in blood clots or thrombosis. These blood clots mainly affect the veins and are called venous thromboembolism or VTE.

What we understand about COVID-19 vaccines

Listen to Prof Beverley Hunt OBE on Inside Science discuss many questions and considerations as more is learned about the rare thrombosis and thrombocytopenia syndrome.

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