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American cancer expert complains of reaction from Moderna vaccine

Even as the vaccination campaign for the Corona virus pandemic has started in the United States and elsewhere in the world, an Iranian origin geriatric oncologist Dr. Hossein Sadrzadeh said he had a severe reaction almost immediately after being vaccinated, feeling dizzy and with a racing heart. According to a New York Times report, the Boston based cancer expert developed this symptom on Thursday. This is the first case of a severe reaction publicly linked to Moderna’s vaccine. It was only earlier this week that Moderna had launched its vaccination campaign in the United States.

Dr Sadrzadeh is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated with honors in 2006. He has more than 14 years of experience. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Boston Medical Center.

Surveys in the United States suggest that there is a lot of scepticism among health-care workers regarding the Corona Vaccine.

To dispel the fear among the common masses President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence publicly got themselves vaccinated a few days back.

In the United States, more than 1,28,000 people had been vaccinated till Friday while in the United Kingdom, the figure stands at 1,37,000.

On Friday (Christmas Day), more than 2,50,000 new infections were reported in the United States. More than 16 lakh people have till now died from the pandemic around the world. In the U.S. alone, more than 3,15,000 people have perished. Only on Wednesday, the figure touched 3,611 breaking the previous single-day record of 3,157 on December 9.

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