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Recent Examples on the Web In terms of the blood clotting events with low blood platelet counts, the overall risk is roughly 1 in 250,000, when considering about 20 million people have received the AstraZeneca vaccine in the UK. Rob Picheta, CNN, 8 Apr. 2021 The rare clots, which proved fatal in one case, appeared in people's brains, abdomens and arteries, and were associated with low blood platelet counts, and occasionally bleeding. David Meyer, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2021 The combination of clots and low blood platelet counts is the same condition reported in dozens of people in Europe who had received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Angela Dewan, CNN, 14 Apr. 2021 One report details the case of a Virginia woman in her 40s who passed away after a clot formed in her brain several days after receiving the single-shot vaccine and was diagnosed with low blood platelet counts. Sarah Lynch Baldwin, CBS News, 14 Apr. 2021 Denmark reported two cases of blood clots and low blood platelet counts after the vaccine; one of the cases was fatal. Angela Dewan, CNN, 2 Apr. 2021 The food and drug monitoring agency, however, cautioned against the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people with a low blood platelet count and blood clotting disorders. Niniek Karmini, Star Tribune, 19 Mar. 2021 The guidelines include a table that helps teams assign patients to one of four priority groups based on assessments that include a range of factors from blood platelet count oxygenation to gauge the functioning of vital organs. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Dec. 2020 Nicholas was born with a rare disease called thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome, which is characterized by missing bones and a low blood platelet count. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 3 Apr. 2020

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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