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Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip dies

On Friday, April 9, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, died, he was 99 years old.

“It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle, “ the royal family tweeted.

In February, he was admitted to the hospital and underwent heart surgery, but was later discharged.

They were married to the Queen for 73 years and raised four children. The prince did not live to see his 100th birthday for just two months.

A month of mourning has been declared in the UK.

The main facts of the biography of Prince Philip:

Prince Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, was born on 10 June 1921. He did not live to see his centenary exactly two months later.

Prince Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu and was baptized according to the Orthodox rite.

He is the son of King George I of Greece and the younger brother of King Constantine I. Great-grandson of King Christian IX of Denmark, a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria of England, and Emperor Nicholas I of Russia.

From birth, he bore the title of Prince of Greece and Denmark.

After the abdication of Constantine in September 1922, the family was expelled from Greece and settled in Paris. In 1928, Philip was sent to live with relatives in London. From 1933 to 1935, he attended school in Germany, then in Scotland. In 1939-1940, he studied at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth.

After graduation, he was promoted to midshipman and served in the Navy throughout World War II. After graduating with the rank of first lieutenant.

During his college years, Philip met his four cousins, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. A correspondence ensued between Philip and Elizabeth.

In 1946, Philip asked the king for permission to marry the heir to the throne. Their engagement was announced on July 10, 1947. The wedding took place on November 20 of the same year in Westminster Abbey.

Philip and Elizabeth have four children:

Charles, Prince of Wales (born 1948),
Princess Anne (born 1950),
Prince Andrew, Duke of York (born 1960),
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (born 1964).

During the celebration of his 90th birthday, Prince Philip announced his intention to reduce public functions. Since 2017, he has ceased to perform the public duties assigned to him personally as a member of the royal family. At the same time, the prince still continued to accompany his wife at many public events.

One of the last photos of Philip was taken in November 2020-in honor of the 73rd wedding anniversary of the couple.

Philip and Elizabeth spent the coronavirus pandemic in self-isolation. On January 9, 2021, they gave the first injection of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The other day, on April 3, Elizabeth II appeared in public for the first time after a long quarantine. She was in good health, but her husband did not accompany her.

Prince Philip has broken the longevity record for men descended from Queen Victoria. Before that, it belonged to Karl Johan Bernadotte, who died on May 5, 2012, at the age of 95 years, 6 months, and 5 days.

Britain has declared national mourning for Prince Philip. The royal family will mourn for 30 days.

The country’s flags are at half-mast, no new laws will be passed, and the Queen will temporarily cease to deal with state affairs. Parliamentarians will wear black ribbons on their sleeves, while men will wear black ties.

A resident of Athens died half an hour after the AstraZeneca vaccine

A 64-year-old resident of Athens died half an hour after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca, the Greek newspaper Proto Tema reports.

The woman was vaccinated in the clinic and then spent another 15 minutes there, as prescribed by the rules. About half an hour later, she was found unconscious in a nearby park. Medical workers tried to treat her on the spot but to no avail.

The National Vaccination Committee said there was no link between the woman’s death and vaccination. It is noted that the deceased suffered from chronic diseases.

Greek doctors also note that cases of thrombosis after the AstraZeneca vaccination were recorded 7-14 days after the introduction of the vaccine.

After the information about the formation of blood clots in patients vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, and several fatal cases, European countries began to massively abandon this vaccine.

Vaccination with the drug has been suspended in 24 countries, including Lithuania, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Portugal, Cyprus, Sweden, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway.

Italy and France have announced their readiness to resume vaccination of AstraZeneca

The authorities of Italy and France announced their readiness to resume the use of the coronavirus vaccine, which was created by the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca, in the vaccination campaigns of their countries. This is reported on the website of the Italian government.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi held a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron. They discussed the suspension of the AstraZeneca drug in some European countries. “This is a temporary precautionary measure that will last until Thursday, March 18, until the analysis of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is completed,” the report said.

If the EMA gives a positive verdict on the drug, Italy, and France are ready to “immediately return to its use”.

20 European countries have decided to ban the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The authorities of Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, and Spain have partially or completely stopped vaccination. The cause was the occurrence of thrombosis in the vaccinated.

At the same time, the company stated about the safety of the vaccine. AstraZeneca explained that a detailed study of the health status of more than 17 million people vaccinated in the EU and the UK with the coronavirus drug showed no data on an increased risk of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, or thrombocytopenia.

Spain, following a number of countries, has stopped the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Spain has joined EU countries to temporarily halt the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports from Denmark about the development of blood clots in some vaccinated patients.

According to El Pais, sources in the Ministry of Health said this.

After a series of announcements from the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Italy, which one after another decided to stop the use of the vaccine pending the withdrawal of the EU regulator about a possible side effect, an urgent meeting was convened in the country.

According to sources present at the meeting, the ministry decided to collect information on possible side effects and then, depending on the conclusion, resume vaccination.

“The administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Spain was suspended on Monday afternoon, according to sources from the Ministry of Health,” La Vanguardia also said. This decision was allegedly resorted to for reasons of caution, while the EU regulator completes the study of cases that may be side effects of the vaccine.

As of Friday, March 12, regions of Spain have received over 1.7 million doses of Astrazeneca vaccine, of which 814,000 have already been used.

Until now, in Spain, this vaccine has only been used for groups under the age of 55.

Recall that before this, a number of European countries had already suspended vaccination with the drug AstraZeneca after the formation of blood clots in some vaccinated patients in Denmark. It is currently not proven that these cases are related to vaccination.

The latest series of such decisions appeared on March 15 — the use of the vaccine was suspended by the Netherlands, Germany, followed by France and Italy.

The European Medicines Agency believes that the AstraZeneca vaccine can continue to be used during the investigation and that the number of thromboembolic events in vaccinated people is no higher than in the general population.

“There is currently no evidence that these incidents are caused by vaccinations. It is important that the campaign continues so that we can save lives and prevent severe disease,” the BBC quotes WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeer.

EU urged to expand the list of side effects of AstraZeneca vaccine

The European Medicines Agency recommends expanding the list of side effects of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. In particular, we are talking about anaphylactic reaction and hypersensitivity.

This was reported on the regulator’s website.

“Following reports of safety concerns regarding cases of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions) with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, PRAC recommends updating the product information to include anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity (allergic reactions) as side effects in section 4.8,” said message.

This decision was made due to reports of possible anaphylaxis, which was observed in about five million vaccinated.

“After careful examination of the data, the PRAC concluded that at least some of these cases have a vaccine-related relationship,” the regulator said.

As previously reported, the EU countries are massively stopping the use of the drug from the coronavirus company AstraZeneca. Refused vaccination already in Denmark, Norway, Italy, Iceland, Bulgaria, Romania, and Thailand.