A post on a UK-based news website claiming that a BBC journalist, Lisa Shaw, died of complications arising from the Covid-19 vaccine is TRUE.
The post by a website identified as RTE.ie claims that the journalist, who is a radio presenter died due to complications of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination and bases its conclusion on a coroner’s report.
The Star sought to interrogate the truth behind the claim.
Shaw worked for BBC Radio Newcastle, died at the age of 44 in May after developing headaches a week after getting her first dose.
According to a report seen by the BBC in May, Newcastle’s senior coroner, Karen Dilks, issued an interim fact-of-death certificate which lists “a complication of AstraZeneca Covid-19 virus vaccination”.
The full inquest was concluded in August and was led by Dilks.
In the inquest, it was heard that Shaw suffered blood clots in the brain which ultimately led to her death.
The inquest heard the condition linked to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was very rare.
The coroner said: “Lisa died due to complications of an AstraZeneca Covid vaccination.”
She said 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 that leads to swelling and bleeding of the brain.
The coroner’s findings were widely reported by other UK-based News websites.
Sourced from The Star