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Risk of blood clots is higher from Covid than from J&J shot, says doctor who worked on other vaccine trials – CNBC

The risk of blood clots is higher from Covid than from J&J’s vaccine, Dr. Purvi Parikh, who worked on other Covid vaccine trials, told CNBC on Tuesday.

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The risk of developing blood clots from Covid-19 is greater than the apparent likelihood of developing them from Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, Dr. Purvi Parikh told CNBC on Tuesday.
Parikh, a New York-based allergist and immunologist, has worked as an investigator for other Covid vaccine trials, including Pfizer.
Looking at Tuesday’s FDA recommendation to pause use of J&J’s one-shot vaccine through that prism, Parikh said the temporary halt indicates that regulators’ “safety checks and…

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