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artmo
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Re: Oxford-Astra Zeneca

No if you had AZ as your first dose you will be given it as your second dose as well.

If you watched the announcements from both our regulation authority and also the EU the risk is extremely small of blood clots. Around 40 million doses of AZ have been given and 9 deaths. They are looking to see if any common factors exist with the 9 deaths which could explain the situation.

 

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@artmo Thanks for that - I do wish people would read/watch/listen to official announcements instead of 'Tina on Twitter'😀

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Well we'll find out soon enough if females under 30 (the 'higher risk' group) who have already had the Astra Zenica will at least be offered and alternative. The risk is extremely low even then and akin one specialist/expert was saying this morning to taking and aspirin. The anti-vax brigade will of course be all over like a rash this on their twitter turf. 

Mixing medicines of any type is a no-no unless you know what the contraindications are. I know from past examples that mixing ten pints with a kebab afterwards used to give me a bad head the following mornings. 😄

 


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I read the other day said you were 37 times more likely to have the same type of blood clot by taking the contraceptive pill and millions of women do. However if they can offer a different vaccine to under 30s then so be it. At least the powers that be can't be accused of ignoring the potential risks.

 

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chart

This underpins the decision to stop offering the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to those under 30.

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Pentagon creates Microchip that will detect Covid-19 under your skin.

Sounds like fun. 🤔

https://www.rt.com/usa/520854-covid19-microchip-pentagon


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Love the source, @Minivanman - about as reliable as QAnon.😉

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@jab1 

Same as all sources, but whose do you trust? 

Used to be the BBC but they have gone so.... well let's just leave that one there. Top of my pile for anything is Private Eye and has been for years as they seem to have a poke at just about everybody!

More often than not I take the news such as it is from several sources to try and get some sort of balance. Interesting for example how the American and Russian media report on the Ukraine, and how strange the news out of China is so centered on China and not world events.

Going to be interesting to see how Andrew Neil's GB News pans out. The guy does have a habit of talking a lot of sense and of holding others to account no holds bard.

All good fun and I do try not to take thinks to seriously, and never ever believe all I read when it comes to the main stream media as they all have their own axe to grind. 

Right, now where did I leave my copy of Socialist Worker. 😄

 


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....you forgot the 'Morning Star', @Minivanman 🤣

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@jab1 

Morning Star?

Splitters!   😆


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They seem all good sensible newspapers.

Not much of a recommendation coming from me as at one time I used to "read" the Sunday Sport.

In my defence it was only for a very short very busy work period and the paper did make me laugh.

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"There was some talk a month or so ago suggesting that having a different vaccine for the two doses might provide better immunity but I've heard no more about it since"

Don't know if you caught this @jab1 but it seems like there might be now. Personally, I'd rather have a repeat of the one I've already had.

'Mix and match' UK Covid vaccine trial expanded - BBC News

Boris is being taken to task for suggesting the vaccine was not a cure all, but I'd always thought that and still wear that mask when going out (although less people seem to be doing so) and still wash my hands when necessary. Not paranoia although the anti-vaxxers would disagree, I'm just trying to be a sensible septuagenarian. 🙂


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Although I have had COVID and the first jab I still wear a mask when out and about or if I have to meet new people. I don't tend to use the anti-bac at stores as many people just touch the bottle and I do NOT want to experience COVID again!

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I could imagine a few people might think the mix and match would be a good idea.

For instance if you had a bad reaction to the first jab it might make you inclined to try a different one. But if all was well with the first jab why would anyone risk it.

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We can now get free home testing kits for COVID-19.

Here in Essex they are available at our libraries and most pharmacies.

We are asked to test twice a week.