BBC presenter Lisa Shaw, who made headlines in May for her questionable death after taking the CCP vaccine (COVID-19), is now in the news again because it has been confirmed that she did indeed die from the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a coroner’s examination.
Shaw, 44, died of a brain hemorrhage caused by a blood clot three weeks after her first dose of the UK-made vaccine.
This is the first case in the UK in which the vaccine has been officially recognized as the “underlying cause” of death.
The inquest was told that Shaw had been admitted to hospital after doctors treating her for headaches discovered she had suffered a brain hemorrhage, according to The Guardian.
Karen Dilks, the senior coroner in Newcastle, concluded: “Lisa died due to complications from an AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.”
Ms. Dilks said Ms. Shaw was previously fit and well but concluded that it was “clearly established” that her death was due to a very rare “vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia,” a condition which leads to swelling and bleeding of the brain, BBC reports.
Shaw, who was referred to by her married name, Lisa Eve, began complaining of headaches a few days after her vaccination and then went to the emergency department of a Durham hospital, where she was diagnosed with a blood clot.
She was transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, where she received several treatments, including cutting out part of her skull to relieve pressure on her brain, but despite these efforts, she died on May 21.
Tuomo Polvikoski, a pathologist, told the coroner that Shaw was healthy and in good condition before receiving the vaccine. When asked about the underlying cause of the fatal clot in her brain, he said clinical evidence “strongly supports the idea that it was indeed vaccine-induced.”
“Based on available clinical information, it seems to be the most likely explanation,” he said.
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been linked to a specific type of blood clot.
These are known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), and what distinguishes them is that people with CVST often have low counts of platelets (the building blocks of clots) in their blood.
Several countries in Europe have imposed restrictions or suspended the use of the vaccine altogether because of this serious side effect, even though they consider it “extremely rare.”
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s chief safety officer, Dr. Alison Cave, said it would be “reviewing” the coroner’s verdict.
“The benefits of the Covid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca continue to outweigh the risks for most people,” she said.
“It is therefore still vitally important that people come forward for their vaccination and for their second dose when invited to do so,” he said, according to BBC.
“Lisa Shaw’s death is tragic and our thoughts are with her family,” Dr. Cave said.
The family issued a statement, which read: “This is another difficult day in what has been a devastating time for us. The death of our beloved Lisa has left a terrible void in our family and in our lives.
“She truly was the most wonderful wife, mum, daughter, sister and friend. We have said all we want to say in public at this time and ask to be left alone to grieve and rebuild our lives in private. Thank you.”