A leading doctor says young people fearing the jab is “not irrational,” and there’s a sliding scale of. Dr. Norman Swan has spoken out on the clotting , saying that hesitation in having the jab is “not irrational at all”. Appearing on Q&A, the medical journalist and Coronacast host pointed out, “As you get younger, your seems to go up”. Jessica Patti said despite being pro-vaccination, she felt “hesitant about receiving it”. “I’m especially concerned about potential effects on fertility, as I hope to have more children,” Ms. Patti said. She of blood clots in young people had caused her further concern. “What’s to be more long-term side effects revealed over time?” Dr. Swan said instead of being an “anti-vaxxer” was “entirely understandable”.
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“Your concerns are rational. So they’re not irrational at all,” Dr. Swan said. “It’s true that, as time goes on, you can discover the long-term effects. The reality wis that these vaccines havebeen approved around the same point of study as most other vaccines have been.just that this all happened quickly because there have been so many people able to be recruited to trials.” He said that about 780 had been immunized and “a lot of vaccines out there”, but they have been developed “in a short time”.
‘Give it some serious consideration.’
Addressing thejab, Dr. Swan said those under-50s should weigh their decision. “I think that, if you’re under 50, you’ve got to consider it seriously,” he said. “And potentially today, there’s a third (clotting) case.”| Dr. Swan said individuals had to consider multiple factors, which carried different risks for different people. “As you age, your risk of dying of COVID diminishes quite rapidly. “But also, the risk from the vaccine seems to go up. And where the balance seems to lie is about the age of 50. And you are well under 50,” Dr. Swan said, addressing healthcare worker Ms. Patti.
“So for you, in a country where there’s not much COVID around, if you’re uncomfortable about that risk — which is probably around 1-in-200,000 — you should wait.” Dr. Swan also addressed concerns around AstraZeneca and fertility, saying a potential problem had been “put about” because of a “theoretical cross-reaction with a placental antibody or something like that”. He dismissed this, saying: “If that had been the case, there would have been more problems early on with miscarriages, for example, and there haven’t been those cases, even though there hasn’t been a trial on pregnant women.” Dr. Swan said he was particularly concerned for healthcare workers like Ms. Patti, who he felt should be provided the. He said he alsothoughtt it was rational for others to take the because the “risks are incredibly low”.