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Australia to continue AstraZeneca vaccination despite blood clotting case

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By Lidia Kelly

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Possible complications with the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine could further slow the already delayed inoculation drive in Australia.

While Australia is not doing great (but frankly, they beat the virus), they already vaccinated 3% of the population.

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Without a lot of information here, we do not know if this person was travelling a lot in a seated position for hours at a time daily.

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In the UK private health insurance will not cover adverse reaction to the experimental vaccine. So how about in 5-10 years when the actual long term effects start to be known?

I’m pro science but injecting perfectly healthy people who stand little to no risk with experimental rushed vaccines is complete insanity.

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In the UK private health insurance will not cover adverse reaction to the experimental vaccine. So how about in 5-10 years when the actual long term effects start to be known?

I’m pro science but injecting perfectly healthy people who stand little to no risk with experimental rushed vaccines is complete insanity.

The vaccine is no longer experimental, people are being immunized for the therapeutic value, not to obtain scientific data and testing for safety and efficacy were not rushed, so that is not a problem either. Also, do you have any source for your claim that insurance will not cover adverse reactions, I cannot find support for this anymore.

Perfectly healthy people still have a reduction of risk after being vaccinated, there is no known mechanisms for a side effect to be presented in the long term by applying a millionth of the dose the viral infection introduces to the body. The infection on the other hand is the one that is expected to elevate the risk of problems in the future.

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I’m pro science but injecting perfectly healthy people who stand little to no risk with experimental rushed vaccines is complete insanity.

There is nothing pro science about your statement.

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My understanding is blood clotting is not an uncommon side effects for many medications. For instance hormonal birth control has a demonstrable rate between 0.3% and 1%. That's likely to be higher than the vaccine given the millions of doses and the handful of clots reported.

Like any medication there are risks and you need to weigh. Given the deadly nature of covid and the long term health effects for many that it doesn't kill that are similar to a heart attack, I took the vaccine. And I will be traveling (and back in Japan) once travel restrictions loosen.

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Why??!

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A 44-year-old man was admitted to a Melbourne hospital with clotting, days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, suffering serious thrombosis, a condition that prevents normal blood flow though the circulatory system.

Yet another example of what happens when humans are used as guinea pigs by Big Pharma.

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Yet another example of what happens when humans are used as guinea pigs by Big Pharma.

But what are going to do with human nature ?

2020 : "there's a virus, we need a vaccine fast you lazy Big Pharma"

2021 : "you rushed creating this vaccine, you should taken your time producing it you Big Pharma"

:facepalm: humanity

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As with every medicine you have ever taken, you are balancing the risk against the benefits.

With any pharmaceutical intervention, some people are going to have adverse reactions. Once they do, research is done to try to determine why, so that those who might have an adverse reaction do not take the medication. This happens with all vaccines and all medication. Only now is it getting so much media attention.

It boils down to which option gives you the smaller pile of dead bodies, and right now, that is the vaccine - by a huge margin.

Australia is keeping covid numbers down, but only by turning the country into North Korea and regularly imprisoning people in their homes.

As with every other thing we have a vaccination for, vaccines are the way forward, by stopping it from killing people or by reducing the number of potential hosts to a point at which it fades away.

The risk with blood clots may be higher taking a single economy class flight. Plenty of people willingly take that risk for a holiday. No one forces them to, and nobody is forcing you to have a jab. But it is a rare chance for you to step up to the plate and take a lottery-win level risk to benefit society.

You may do a thousand riskier things every day that the news doesn't focus on. The cigarette that flips the cancer switch in one cell in your lungs. The cupcake that nudges you closer to diabetes. That roll in the hay that could give you an STD that medical science cannot get rid of. Walking down stairs with a heavy box. Pushing the speed limit on a wet road to get to the office on time. Running with scissors. Life involves risk. If it scares you that much, go the full hikikomori and spend the rest of your life isolated in your bedroom, supported by your parents. That'll keep you safe from covid, vaccines, marriage, parenthood and much else.

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If you think about the stats you’d have a bigger chance of getting killed in a car accident . Millions vaccinated in the uk versus 7 deaths and we don’t know anything at all about the health of those poor people.

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Yet another example of what happens when humans are used as guinea pigs by Big Pharma.

Or fly on airplanes. BigTourism!

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Some people are healthy. But they die of complication after vaccination.

No matter how small the probability is, can their deaths be justified in anyway?

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