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by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:48 am

Risk of AZ blood clots similar to a long-haul flight - Hancock
Hancock is asked what he would say to people under 30 who are thinking of not getting a vaccine after seeing the news about blood clots.

He says the evidence suggests long Covid affects people in their 20s as much as any other age group.

The mental health impacts of Covid are also becoming "increasingly clear", the health secretary says.

Regulators are clear the benefits of vaccination "far outweigh the risks".

He adds the risk of developing blood clots after having the AstraZeneca jab is about the same as on a long-haul flight.



So maybe under 30s should stop flying as well :fp:

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by Moggy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:36 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Risk of AZ blood clots similar to a long-haul flight - Hancock
Hancock is asked what he would say to people under 30 who are thinking of not getting a vaccine after seeing the news about blood clots.

He says the evidence suggests long Covid affects people in their 20s as much as any other age group.

The mental health impacts of Covid are also becoming "increasingly clear", the health secretary says.

Regulators are clear the benefits of vaccination "far outweigh the risks".

He adds the risk of developing blood clots after having the AstraZeneca jab is about the same as on a long-haul flight.



So maybe under 30s should stop flying as well :fp:


The risk of blood clots on a long haul flight is 1 in 1000.

If he's saying that the risk from the AZ vaccine is about the same, then he's really not reassuring people.

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by Rex Kramer » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:40 am

Moggy wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Risk of AZ blood clots similar to a long-haul flight - Hancock
Hancock is asked what he would say to people under 30 who are thinking of not getting a vaccine after seeing the news about blood clots.

He says the evidence suggests long Covid affects people in their 20s as much as any other age group.

The mental health impacts of Covid are also becoming "increasingly clear", the health secretary says.

Regulators are clear the benefits of vaccination "far outweigh the risks".

He adds the risk of developing blood clots after having the AstraZeneca jab is about the same as on a long-haul flight.



So maybe under 30s should stop flying as well :fp:


The risk of blood clots on a long haul flight is 1 in 1000.

If he's saying that the risk from the AZ vaccine is about the same, then he's really not reassuring people.

A grasp of basic mathematics isn't really this government's strong point.

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by Jenuall » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:41 am

Rex Kramer wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Risk of AZ blood clots similar to a long-haul flight - Hancock
Hancock is asked what he would say to people under 30 who are thinking of not getting a vaccine after seeing the news about blood clots.

He says the evidence suggests long Covid affects people in their 20s as much as any other age group.

The mental health impacts of Covid are also becoming "increasingly clear", the health secretary says.

Regulators are clear the benefits of vaccination "far outweigh the risks".

He adds the risk of developing blood clots after having the AstraZeneca jab is about the same as on a long-haul flight.



So maybe under 30s should stop flying as well :fp:


The risk of blood clots on a long haul flight is 1 in 1000.

If he's saying that the risk from the AZ vaccine is about the same, then he's really not reassuring people.

A grasp of basic mathematics isn't really this government's strong point.

Yeah but what about Dianne Abbot!!!!111!!

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by Somebody Else's Presents » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:44 am

Victor Mildew wrote:Astra what? Sounds German to me!


Don't be silly Victor, the Astra is a good, BRITISH car with absolutely no German input whatsoever.

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by Lotus » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:19 pm

My parents are due to have their second dose of the AZ vaccine soon, and while they'll still have it despite the potential AZ risks, my mum in particular is concerned about the blood clot issue.
Does anyone know if there's any issue with taking a daily aspirin for a period of time (not sure how long?) after having the vaccine, either to mitigate the risk a bit, or even just help her stop worrying? I can't see why there'd be an issue, but it seems like the kind of thing that might be asked or discussed somewhere. Wondered if anyone had seen any mention of this anywhere.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Jenuall » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:48 pm

I have absolutely zero authority on this but I would have thought that randomly taking Aspirin when you don't need to is likely to pose more of a risk itself than the extremely low risk presented by the AZ vaccine.

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by Buffalo » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:07 pm

Buy her a calculator, then do the sum of how many people who have taken the AZ vaccine have developed blood clots.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Moggy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:14 pm

Lotus wrote:My parents are due to have their second dose of the AZ vaccine soon, and while they'll still have it despite the potential AZ risks, my mum in particular is concerned about the blood clot issue.
Does anyone know if there's any issue with taking a daily aspirin for a period of time (not sure how long?) after having the vaccine, either to mitigate the risk a bit, or even just help her stop worrying? I can't see why there'd be an issue, but it seems like the kind of thing that might be asked or discussed somewhere. Wondered if anyone had seen any mention of this anywhere.


I've not heard of anything about aspirin and the AZ vaccine.

All I get in a search are stories saying that taking an aspirin every day is far more dangerous than any potential vaccine side effects.

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:17 pm

Mrs has got the shivers going on now. The heating is cranked right up and I'm sweating like a bastard.

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by Karl_ » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:22 pm

It's definitely not recommended to take any amount of aspirin every day without consulting a doctor. Aspirin in the high dose found in painkillers is especially meant to only be taken occasionally (that'll be on the information leaflet in the packet).

A far lower dose of aspirin can be taken daily to prevent blood clots, but obviously you talk it through with your GP first.

The best thing would be to reassure her that, practically speaking, there's no chance of her getting this serious side-effect. It seems to be literally one in a million. There's more chance of her getting ill from anything she self-medicates to try and prevent it.

EDIT: If your Mum is set on doing it then you could tell her to cut the aspirin tablet into quarters and just take a quarter a day. That will be closer to a course of "low-dose aspirin". There is a list of people who can't take low-dose aspirin here: https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/low-dose-aspirin/

She shouldn't do it at all though, certainly not without asking a doctor.

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by Imrahil » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:37 pm

Also, from what they're saying, they don't have any recorded cases of blood clots after a second dose I believe. The deaths have happened in the days after a first dose, so should be fine for a second dose.

I guess if the body is going to react that way it'll happen the first time it's exposed to the vaccine.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by blackoutHERO » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:40 am

Numbers are mad low. Herd immunity approaching apparently. Summer is coming.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Lotus » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:47 am

Thanks for the replies guys, and yeah I think it's probably best to do nothing re: aspirin. I guess my thinking was along the lines of what I've heard about taking aspirin for a day or two after a long-haul flight. I've tried to reassure her in other ways about the statistics and such though. I also read what Imrahil mentioned about there being no evidence of clots after the second dose - any recorded instances of that seem to be in reaction to the first dose, which I think will definitely put her mind at ease.

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by That's not a growth » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:59 am

blackoutHERO wrote:Numbers are mad low. Herd immunity approaching apparently. Summer is coming.


Herd immunity requires something like 70-80% immunisation, from what I understand. We're a long way away from that, unfortunately.

Still, things are moving in the right direction at least.

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by blackoutHERO » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:01 am

That's not a growth wrote:
blackoutHERO wrote:Numbers are mad low. Herd immunity approaching apparently. Summer is coming.


Herd immunity requires something like 70-80% immunisation, from what I understand. We're a long way away from that, unfortunately.

Still, things are moving in the right direction at least.


Ah ok I just read this headline: https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-uk- ... s-12269405

Basically, we're winning and we can get more optimistic now instead of the normal doom and gloom.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Jenuall » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:06 am

We're nowhere near a genuine herd immunity situation and it's still a fools strategy against something which has demonstrated as much capability to mutate as this has.

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Victor Mildew » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:14 am

Remember the original government strategy of herd immimuty :dread:

2 days going on about how great it would be to just let covid move through the population, until it was pointed out that doings so would kill half a million.

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by Tomous » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:22 am

Victor Mildew wrote:Remember the original government strategy of herd immimuty :dread:

2 days going on about how great it would be to just let covid move through the population, until it was pointed out that doings so would kill half a million.



That was the part they thought was great until they realised it would mainly be Tory voters

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PostRe: Coronavirus & stuff
by Memento Mori » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:35 pm

Vaccine Calculator has pushed my first estimated vaccine date to June. :simper:


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