In a departure from its largely pro-COVID-19 vaccine coverage of the past several years, the BBC — Britain’s national broadcaster — is covering news that AstraZeneca is facing lawsuits over claims the drugmaker’s COVID-19 vaccine caused injuries and deaths.
The BBC last week reported that the husband of a popular BBC newscaster personality who died of complications from the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is taking legal action.
Gareth Eve told the BBC he had not had any success in engaging with the government, leaving him no choice but to go the legal route.
“Any engagement is fleeting at best so that’s the reason that we’re left with no alternative,” Eve said. “If the government or AstraZeneca don’t want to engage with us then what else are we supposed to do?”
Eve’s wife, Lisa Shaw, who worked for BBC Radio Newcastle, died in May 2021 at the age of 44, one week after receiving the first dose of the vaccine.
In August 2021, a coroner ruled that Shaw died of vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia — a condition that leads to swelling and bleeding of the brain.
Eve joined a group of approximately 75 claimants, represented by solicitor Peter Todd, who are suing AstraZeneca.
Comedian Jimmy Dore aired an excerpt from a recent BBC report on AstraZeneca’s legal woes on Monday’s episode of “The Jimmy Dore Show.”
Last week’s BBC report came on the heels of a new peer-reviewed study that identified an increased risk of cardiac death in women after taking a non-mRNA vaccine, including the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen, or J&J) COVID-19 vaccines….