Tuesday, April 13, 2021


I hear people say they're afraid to take the AstraZeneca vaccine because of the brain clot issue. Let's see now. In one study, 80 showed signs of blood clots out of 25 million. That's a one in 312,500 chance. But of course there would have been the unreported so let's cut that in half and some more and say one in 100,00 chance of developing blood clots. But the chance of dying from Covid is measured in the number per hundred in older people and per thousand in younger ones. I'm 76 and one New York study had as high as 14 out of 100 cases kicking the bucket in my age group - a thousand times more likely to die from it in the 70s than the 20s. So not getting vaccinated because of the chance of a brain clot didn't work when we ran the numbers. And that's just dying. There are a lot of possible bad outcomes from Covid that vie with brain clots and are much more likely to happen. Then there's the high rate of those vaccinated with AZ who still get Covid 19. Not an argument against getting it as it's highly effective in blocking serious illness or death. Mild cases. All sounds pretty morbid. Actually Katrinka and I have not worried about any of that. We're pretty fit and thought if we got it we'd still be okay and we've led fairly dangerous lives Covid-wise. But we're very happy with the way the numbers read now. And we're very happy that almost everyone we're around has been vaccinated. 

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