I honestly think they'll shut down just before or after the school April Break. But definitely before the end of May.I dunno if we make it to May
There's risks of blood clots to those 65+ with the AZ one.Ford has fucked this up so badly. They are sitting on nearly 300K vaccines in fridges in Ontario TODAY with expiration dates approaching. Like WTF. They haven't figured out how to count the cases accurately in a year. The numbers are always wrong so now nobody believes what they say.
While I am happy I got my vaccine yesterday I would have gladly given it to my 87 year old neighbor who lives alone, but they were only looking for 60-64 year olds. This strikes me as strange.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine as some European countries have suspended its use.
During a news conference in Montreal today, the Prime Minister said public health experts are working off the best data and only allowing the use of vaccines that are safe and efficient “including AstraZeneca.”
Concerns have been raised after blood clots occurred in some individuals after vaccination. Germany, France and Italy have suspended the use of AstraZeneca following Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Canada approved the use of AstraZeneca vaccine on Feb. 26. The first 500,000 doses were distributed to the provinces last week as blood-clot concerns began to arise.
In an interview with The Canadian Press, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser there is no scientific explanation to suggest a link between AstraZeneca and blood clots. Dr. Supriya Sharma says Health Canada has a “really low threshold” for adverse events that could trigger a pause in using a vaccine, and wouldn’t help to do so if something warranted it.
Mr. Trudeau said the government is following what has happened with a specific batch in Europe.
“I can reassure all Canadians that there is no dose of AstraZeneca that came from the same batch as the one that has caused concern in Europe, but at every step of the way the health and safety of all Canadians is the priority of Health Canada.”
Quebec Premier François Legault, also at the news conference, said there is no risk associated with the vaccine. “It’s important for all Quebeckers to understand that all the vaccines being offered to them are without any risk whatsoever,” said Mr. Legault.
The Danish Medicines Agency says a 60-year-old woman who died of a blood clot after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine had “highly unusual” symptoms, notably a low number of blood platelets and clots in small and large vessels, as well as bleeding.
AstraZeneca Plc said on Sunday a review of safety data of people vaccinated with its COVID-19 vaccine has shown no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots. Both the European Medicines Agency and World Health Organization have said the vaccine is safe.
Asked about the timing of his own vaccination, Mr. Trudeau said he is focused on people who are vulnerable getting their shots first. “I am not overly focused on when my turn will come,” he said. “I will wait my turn.”
We are dosing millions of people - if we didnt dose and just followed the population how many blood clot deaths would we expect?
About as many as has occured in europe.