Sefton wrote: ↑Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:03 amSo it doesn’t smell right. You complete dick, you’re a conspiracy monger, you might as well start blabbering about big pharma.Mog The Almighty wrote: ↑Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:52 amMy parents are both in their 70s and both medical specialists, Dad was a surgeon and Mum was a psychiatric and intensive care nurse. They're both very rational and scientific and not at all woo-woo. Neither of them want the AZ vaccine.Farva wrote: ↑Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:26 amI think its a numbers game. The risk of death from Covid for over 50s is far higher so better to take the risk of a blood clot to get vaccinated and avoid the Covid risk. Different risk profile for younger people. There is also some circumstantial evidence that younger women are more at risk, although this isnt proven yet - https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00998-wMog The Almighty wrote: ↑Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:21 amWhy is it not okay to give AZ to younger people but it's okay to give it to older people?
All the people that died in Norway when the news broke it was causing blood clots were all nursing home patients.
For me, Im happy to take the AZ is its offered to me. The risk of clots is incredibly low.
It all seems a bit weird in Australia to be honest. I just doesn't make much sense. They're willing to shut down borders and endure all sorts of social and economic upheavel specifically to save older people, now the virus is almost eradicated in the country with virtually no news cases, they're suddenly in such a mad rush to open up that they're willing to use those same older folk as guinnea pigs?
It doesn't smell right. It's about $$$, not people. Of course ScoMo and the others in power all probably got the Pfizer injection, am I right? If that is the case, then that's the one everyone should get (or at least have the option).
Personally I would have got the AZ virus before I contracted coronavirus. But now I've had it, what is the risk of getting it again and infecting other people? What's the point of taking even an extremely low risk if I have the option of waiting for a better one?