A 32-year-old psychologist who died suddenly in January 2021 was pronounced this week as having died from AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Stephen Wright, who worked for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), was one of the first to take the shots on January 16, 2021. Nine days later, Wright was taken to the hospital after complaining of severe headaches and numbness. Brain scans revealed that the young father was suffering from a blood clot and a brainstem stroke.

But more tests revealed that Wright had low platelets, which would make him bleed uncontrollably during an operation. He was deemed unfit for surgery and died the next day.

Coroner Andrew Harris told London’s Southwark Coroner’s Court Wednesday that Wright was “a fit and healthy man” who died from the vaccine.

“My conclusion as to the cause of death is unintended complications of vaccination,” said Harris.

But the coroner then took the unusual step of warning against blaming the pharmaceutical company.

“It is very important to record as fact that it is the AstraZeneca vaccine, but that is different from blaming AstraZeneca,” he said.

Media outlets hurried to note that Wright’s reaction to the vaccine is “very rare” and that there wasn’t enough data at the time to reveal such possible side effects, which was the main argument used by those who refused the injections.

“Scientists and medical experts were not aware of the vaccine’s possible deadly side effects because Dr Wright’s case happened so early in its rollout, said Dr Mark Howard, a consultant pathologist and medical examiner at King’s College Hospital,” reports Sky News.

“It is a truly tragic and very rare complication of a well-meant vaccination,” said Howard. “We had no knowledge that this was a potential side effect at this time. There was no way of knowing that Stephen would have this consequence. It was a rare and unintended consequence.”

Wright’s widow is taking legal action against AstraZeneca, despite the medical establishment’s protests.

“It was made clear that Stephen was fit and healthy and that his death was by vaccination of AstraZeneca,” said Charlotte Wright. “For us, it allows us to be able to continue our litigation against AstraZeneca. This is the written proof.”

For its part, the pharmaceutical giant has laid any blame at the feet of government regulators.

“We are very saddened by Stephen Wright’s death and extend our deepest sympathies to his family for their loss,” said an AstraZeneca spokesman.

“Patient safety is our highest priority and regulatory authorities have clear and stringent standards to ensure the safe use of all medicines, including vaccines.

“From the body of evidence in clinical trials and real-world data, Vaxzevria (the brand name for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine) has continuously been shown to have an acceptable safety profile and regulators around the world consistently state that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks of extremely rare potential side effects.”

By April 2021 the UK had received reports of 79 people who suffered blood clots following the AstraZeneca vaccine, including 19 deaths. The NHS recommended that under-30s therefore take the Pfizer or Moderna injections instead.