Jeremy Clarkson posted to Twitter last night announcing that he had been given the AstraZeneca vaccine, hitting out at the state of Europe with the following tweet after the EU suspends jabs:
“I had the Astra Zeneca vaccine yesterday and my blood is still a liquid. So it’s fine.”
There have been a number of blood clots reported in people that have recently had the AstraZeneca vaccine. Despite this, the UK medicines regulator and the WHO report that there is no evidence of a link, with the level well below what you would expect from the general population.
17 million people have had the vaccine so far in the EU, and fewer than 40 cases of blood clots have been reported as of last week. 11 European countries have now temporarily suspended the use of the vaccine, such as Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.
Jeremy Clarkson contracted COVID over the Christmas period.
“Four days before Christmas, I woke in the night to find my sheets were soggy. And that I had a constant dry cough.”
After testing positively, he said the following: “The doctor was very clear – I’d feel under the weather for between five and 14 days and then I’d either get better or I’d have to go to hospital.
“Because I am 60 and fat, and because I’ve smoked half a million cigarettes and had double pneumonia, I’d probably die, on my own, in a lonely plastic tent.”
Now, after receiving the vaccine, he is now complaining of severe pain in his arm.
“MRS Queen told scientists on a Zoom call her Covid jab didn’t hurt at all,” Clarkson has said in a recent column for The Sun.
“Well she’s made of sterner stuff than me, because since I had mine last Sunday I’ve been sitting in a corner weeping and asking endlessly for chicken soup.”
He explains how he’s used to vaccines after travelling so much for The Grand Tour and Top Gear:
“I’ve travelled a lot and have been inoculated against most things with no problem at all, but, oh, that Covid jab knocked my arm for six,” he writes.
“I suppose it could be a huge blood clot forming but I seriously doubt that.
“I suspect it’s more likely to be my bicep getting ready for the day when the pubs open and it’ll be called on to lift a pint.”