AstraZeneca: Death of a 24-year-old student who had just been vaccinated in Nantes, not yet linked

The Basics In Nantes, a 24-year-old student was found dead at home ten days after being vaccinated with a dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. A judicial investigation is opened.

On Thursday March 18, a 24-year-old student was found dead in his Nantes apartment. Concerned about his silence, Anthony Rio’s relatives and family alerted the firefighters. The latter discovered him in his apartment, which was locked from the inside.

In the apartment that the young man lived alone, police found a document showing that the medical student and sixth year intern at CHU had been vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine in March. The Nantes public prosecutor opened an investigation into the causes of death and ordered an autopsy. A source close to the case shows the report mentions “internal bleeding from thrombosis”. Further analysis is ongoing.

For its part, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) last week ruled out the link between most thromboses and vaccination with AstraZeneca. However, it urges a possible link to two very rare forms of blood clots (disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and sinus thrombosis), which are associated with platelet deficiency.