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Australia abandons COVID-19 vaccination targets after new advice on AstraZeneca shots

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With only a handful of active cases in Australia the vaccine rollout can easily be delayed.

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Its a real mess all over the place the quandary with this vaccine is muddlesome and no one is really sure, unless you are going to desperately require the vaccine or know for show you will come in contact with the virus, wait !

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And you thought Jgov was bad LOL

J- govt is bad, LOL....Australia records near zero new cases daily whilst Japan has thousands new every day despite intentionally supresssing testing.

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With only a handful of active cases in Australia the vaccine rollout can easily be delayed.

As long at being cut off from the rest of the world is acceptable. This fall, much of the modern world will begin getting back to normal. By December, herd protection will exist for Europe and N. America.

Wish I were as confident with places using the Chinese/Russian vaccines.

If anyone has any AZ shots they don't want, please send them to the UK. We'll happily roll the dice for the benefits.

The blood clot risks are tiny compared to the proven effectiveness of the vaccine.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/aspirin-may-reduce-deaths-in-severe-covid-19 discusses a study that addresses use of aspirin for people hospitalized due to blood clots and COVID. It wan't a double-blind study, they simply looked at people who took aspirin within 6 days of hospitalization OR once they were hospitalized.

aspirin use was associated with a 43% reduced risk of intensive care unit admission, a 44% reduced risk of mechanical ventilation, and a 47% reduced risk of dying in the hospital.

Basically, the people who were already taking aspirin had heart disease and were using it as a low dose anticoagulant under doctor treatment.

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Australia can go the full North Korea if it wants. That's a matter between 'King Coal' Morrison and his electorate, about 30% of whom are immigrants. They are likely to have family overseas, but won't be seeing them in the flesh any time soon without a vaccination roll out. That's much less of a problem in Japan, which might be happier to lock the doors for a bit and embrace the pre-Perry feel.

If anyone has any AZ shots they don't want, please send them to the UK. We'll happily roll the dice for the benefits.

And wherever you are, ask your government why they are not building multiple vaccine production labs, as journalists seem a bit too shy to ask them that.

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Australia is not the only place where questions are being raised.

http://www.321gold.com/editorials/moriarty/moriarty030121.html

It’s going to be a “warp speed” long emergency.

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AstraZeneca has not been approved in Japan yet and they are started receiving Pfizer vaccines. Lucky.

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And you thought Jgov was bad LOL

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and ahead of Canada and Japan.

Australia, which had banked on the AstraZeneca vaccine for the majority of its shots, had no plans to set any new targets for completing its vaccination program

Ahead of Japan for the time being...

But with non plan to complete the program by 2021..... it might end behind....

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