A source close to the investigation mentionned that, following an autopsy, his death was caused by “internal bleeding caused by a blood clot”.
Anthony Rio, 24, from La Turballe (Loire-Atlantique), was doing an internship in a Nantes hospital as part of his sixth year of medical studies.
Firefighters found his body after breaking into his apartment, where he lived alone.
His family and friends had contacted the local authorities as they had not heard from him for a few days.
Medical investigation in progress
Mr. Rio had complained to his brother of a stomach ache and was planning to go to the doctor on the afternoon of Thursday, March 18.
He was found dead Thursday morning, with West France reporting that he died in his sleep.
His family described Mr. Rio as a “bright, sensible and athletic person” who was in “perfect health” without any medical problems.
National medicines body the National Medicines Safety Agency (ANSM) is now conducting an investigation into the death, as are local police.
No link found with Covid vaccine
The ANSM specifies that, while the investigations are in progress, until now: “Nothing has led us to make a link between [Mr Rio’s] death and vaccination.
The use of the AstraZeneca vaccine has been suspended in several European countries for fear that it could lead to medical problems, including blood clots.
The vaccine has been re-approved for use in France for people over 55 years old last week, after the European Medicines Agency declared the vaccine safe.
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A total of 1,569,310 vaccines against AstraZeneca have been administered in France.
An ANSM report from March 19 found that 13 people in France who had received the vaccine had developed blood clots. All “recover”.
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