Vaccine side effects: My experience of them and what they mean
17/03/2021 | news | health | 3,353
Why do some people get side effects - and do they mean you have greater protection?
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17/03/2021 10:25:26 25 4
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Interesting article!
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17/03/2021 10:27:00 758 36
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Well done to the scientists who’ve made this possible.
And ??to the downvoters. Removed
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17/03/2021 11:02:18 43 7
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Agreed. I do feel that these lab scientists are the ones who deserve the public applause, not the self-important modellers enjoying their moment of power.
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17/03/2021 11:51:28 55 7
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who downvotes this stuff...?
17/03/2021 12:27:56 11 23
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Well done to the EU that sent 10 million vaccines to the UK
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17/03/2021 10:27:28 10 6
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Also older people are used to side effects from vaccinations, the smallpox vaccine left a great big hole in your arm
17/03/2021 23:41:48 0 0
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That was the BCG vaccine to protect against TB. The smallpox vaccine left a raised scar but not a hole.
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17/03/2021 10:27:28 11 15
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this article is a bit worrying, to be fair.
but it seems these side effects only affect the minority.
i think i'll still take the vaccine.
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17/03/2021 10:30:25 12 6
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Medications have side effects
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17/03/2021 10:31:09 9 4
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No it’s not. You can get a reaction to absolutely anything you put into your body!
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17/03/2021 10:35:00 9 4
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I don't know what is worrying about it. It is saying that the side effects are perfectly normal.
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17/03/2021 11:05:33 0 8
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Getting xovid has less risk of death or harm.

We stopped an entire economy for that.

Surely we csn stop a corporation from making money on something with a greater risk?

Just logic.
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17/03/2021 10:27:38 40 6
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Booked in for my Jab tomorrow morning. My Father had similar side effects to the author of this article and my Mother had none. Time will tell!
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Ams
17/03/2021 10:28:33 7 4
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"However, he did warn that some data suggested the second Pfizer dose might lead to slightly more side effects than the first."
Well there goes my plan to have this instead! Think I'd rather feel worse for the 1st dose than 2nd.
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17/03/2021 10:32:10 6 3
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You don't get a choice.
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17/03/2021 10:39:21 1 1
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You don’t get a choice. It’s whatever your centre has on the day
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17/03/2021 10:29:41 207 25
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It can make you feel a bit rough for a day or two. The benefits far outweigh this! And actually... it proves your immune system is responding I suppose.

Get it done! :)
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17/03/2021 11:20:07 37 280
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should you be advising the public on medical procedures? The long term effects are not known and they may outweigh the benefits... i suppose.
17/03/2021 13:16:04 6 21
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The 'benefits' of vaccination reduce as you get younger. Why would younger people have an unnecessary medical procedure?
17/03/2021 14:40:20 3 3
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What's not to love, only 50k+ serious adverse drug reactions (that's things like , anaphylactic shock, not 'feeling groggy for a few days') to the AZ vaccine reported in the UK (to 28th Feb - see govt's own figures).
sam
17/03/2021 17:57:26 1 1
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No ! Not for me until the longer term has been seen and felt - brilliant scientist have come out against this method of fighting Covid as indirect and haphazard.
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17/03/2021 10:29:48 567 39
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Medications have side effects, this is nothing new.

By all means let's talk about it, but don't jet vaccine deniers weaponise this to further their advantage
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17/03/2021 10:56:55 251 7
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I think not talking about side effects at all possibly plays into the vaccine deniers hands further - if there isn't transparency then people naturally wonder what else is not being shared. Important to keep it in balance though, and I felt the last couple of paragraphs of the article struck the right note on this.
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Ade
17/03/2021 11:23:55 12 47
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I am not Antivax, but I do think these vaccines have been produced to quickly
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17/03/2021 12:04:22 1 5
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You mean "self-imposed disadvantage".
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17/03/2021 12:05:00 29 3
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Vaccine-phobes (or death pedlars) will take any and all information, dress it up with their own patent brand of ignorant nonsense & outright lies, and spread it to their anxious followers regardless. So let's talk about side-effects like intelligent adults, and not compromise because of them.
17/03/2021 11:59:12 8 22
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The government protection given to drug maker is the problem with vaccine it is how the government protect them financially why
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17/03/2021 12:25:32 5 4
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Absolutely right, NOTto make an issue of it which is what is going to make the trembly ones who are frightened of their own shadow not have the injection! We are not interested in this individual's experiences.
17/03/2021 12:29:03 5 14
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It’s not so much the fact that it has side effects, it’s more that we were told by the mainstream media that the worst you could expect was a slightly sore arm and a minute headache. Turns out there’s reports of people being floored for 3 days. It just highlights the disconnect between that’s being presented to the cattle-class and what’s going on behind closed doors.
17/03/2021 12:32:29 17 5
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Anti vaxxers will make a narrative to suit them no matter what we do. If we talk about the side effects they will jump on these as proof the vaccine is bad for you. If we don't talk about the side effects they will see it as proof it is a cover up.
Hopefully one day they will grow up!
17/03/2021 14:10:19 0 2
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Doubr if anything except a serious infection qill stop them.
Then watch the converted preaching.
17/03/2021 14:59:31 3 1
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Let's be honest about vaccines and allow an open debate. Anything else plays into the antivaxxers' hands.
17/03/2021 16:51:11 0 0
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People dying is acceptable?
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17/03/2021 10:29:56 2 2
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I've had the AstraZeneka vaccine and I suffered from really bad white noise for a few days afterwards, not something I have had before. Thankfully after the 4th day it seems to have stopped now. Other than that no other symptoms.
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17/03/2021 10:31:00 12 2
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Provide your peer reviewed atudy
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17/03/2021 10:31:56 6 1
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And you’re an expert in this field??
You idiot. Your comment is based on nothing other than hearsay. Even our comment "poopoo" is childish. Removed
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17/03/2021 10:34:50 4 1
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Good morning President Macron!
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17/03/2021 10:35:34 3 1
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And the objective evidence for your 'esteemed' opinion what exActly ?
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??
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17/03/2021 10:41:58 3 1
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You say this because ... ??
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17/03/2021 10:46:54 2 1
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The more evidence from real world data we get, the more we seem to learn that actually the vaccines perform very similarly, with AZ being a fraction of the cost and easier to transport.

Although I'm sure the Pfizer jab is very good in its own right, compared to the AZ one it is comparatively "poopoo" as you so eloquently put it.
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17/03/2021 10:51:28 0 1
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AZ is Poo-poo? Is your age as childish as your attitude?
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17/03/2021 10:57:48 0 1
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more deaths from thrombosis from the Pfizer than the AZ but even than that still doesn't mean that Pfizer is dangerous - the incredibly low incidence of these where most people who have had it are elderly & already have health conditions says it all. Basically they probably would have had clots anyway without the vax & died of covid if they hadn't or been very ill
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17/03/2021 10:30:21 16 3
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The precautionary principle paralyses political reasoning. The principle is generally vague, self-cancelling and unscientific. What may be useful to save the environment (polluter pays) can be dangerous in a global health pandemic. When politicians think we must aim for zero risk they play with lives. More often the principle becomes – when in doubt, abstain. Merkle and Macron are in trouble.
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17/03/2021 10:27:28 11 15
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this article is a bit worrying, to be fair.
but it seems these side effects only affect the minority.
i think i'll still take the vaccine.
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17/03/2021 10:30:25 12 6
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Medications have side effects
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17/03/2021 10:30:32 167 15
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This is a good piece and will hopefully allay the fears of those who are worried about aspects of the vaccines.

The minor side effects that some will experience are nothing compared to the impact the actual illness can have on certain age groups and vulnerable people.
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JJR
17/03/2021 10:56:23 26 153
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I'm sorry, but there are a number of already doubters who will read this article and say "definitely not for me". I think it is ill thought out and if the intention was to allay people's fears, it will fail.
DB
17/03/2021 13:50:55 4 7
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So shouldn't the injection only be targeted on those certain age groups and vulnerable people?
18/03/2021 18:15:39 1 0
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Alternatively this bloke was in bed for 3 days whereas most people get no/minimal symptoms from covid if we're pretending that PCR and lateral flow tests are accurate.
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17/03/2021 10:30:34 329 32
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There are potential side effects with any vaccine, just look at the flu jab.

Instead of moaning about it, be grateful you've had it and greatly reduced your risk of contracting COVID.
17/03/2021 12:53:25 63 8
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I find it helps to focus on the side effect that reduces my chances of being seriously ill with Covid.
17/03/2021 12:32:44 17 4
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And reduced the risk of passing it on, according to early research. It's about community protection, not just individuals. Being vaccinated is an important part of the community spirit which has often risen up during this pandemic.
17/03/2021 13:29:58 5 2
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Why moan about people "moaning" about their side effects?
It is clear that the writer was grateful so why tar him with that brush, what's your agenda?
17/03/2021 13:40:12 2 5
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Try reading the article instead of posting any rubbish whilst attempting to be one of the first to comment, you will then realise how foolish your comment is. Grow up.
17/03/2021 14:50:15 7 1
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It will reduce your symptoms if you catch it. It doesn't miraculously stop you from catching it..same as the Flu jab does.
17/03/2021 15:26:50 3 2
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First of these 'first in and massively up-ticked' posts that almost correctly confirms that the only person it potentially protects is the receiver of the jab, and even then the evidence is only claiming that might get it but not need hospitalisation. So many posts incorrectly claiming that getting the vaccination means you are not then going to carry it and pass it on to others. Am I wrong?
17/03/2021 15:37:47 2 8
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...including blindness, facial paralysis, paralysis, cardiac arrest. all reported via the Yellow Card system...
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17/03/2021 10:30:56 1189 51
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I’ve had COVID and the (Pfizer) vaccine: although I had vaccine side effects, the disease is worse by far. Take the vaccine with confidence. I’m looking forward to getting my second dose. Many thanks to all those who made this possible.
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17/03/2021 11:08:57 356 23
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Absolutely agree
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17/03/2021 11:09:20 85 6
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A couple days of vaccine side effects is better than several weeks of long covid. That's for sure.
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17/03/2021 11:22:42 26 162
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I had Covid a few months ago and from what I have seen, the side effects of the vaccine can be far worse that the virus itself!
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17/03/2021 11:23:37 124 16
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Many thanks for sharing your experience of covid. Sadly the anti-vaccine mob are in their own little world. Until they or someone close to them is on a ventilator or dead they will continue to spew nonsense.
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17/03/2021 11:36:47 59 4
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And many people get no side effects at all. I had a barely noticeable ache in one arm, my partner had a small bruise. That's it, nothing else.
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17/03/2021 11:37:57 10 8
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I'd be interested to know your age range and if you're overweight/normal weight
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17/03/2021 12:00:05 48 2
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I'll second that. Also truly impressed by the organisation and efficiency of the vaccination system, and professionalism of all the staff involved. (I've had the AZ vaccine, 1st jab; mild side-effects.)
17/03/2021 12:16:17 7 27
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I met someone the other day who had had the jab, but was still overweight, didn't do their 2.5 hrs a week exercise as recommended by the government, or eat 5 a day. Do these people not care about the NHS?
A virus with a 0.05% chance of hospitalisation is worse than an untested drug with a 2% chance of harm?

OK genius
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17/03/2021 12:27:03 5 26
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Lucky you had the Pfizer.
The EU sent 10 million vaccines to the UK.
Say thank you.
17/03/2021 12:09:50 6 50
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An admission at last that the experimental vaccine has side effects. More are likely to be discovered.
The Europeans have opted for precaution on the vaccine similar to the way we may adopt other precautions and it is sensible.
Interesting report from Germany re the blood clotting. The concern is it has happened in females aged between 20 and 50.
17/03/2021 12:30:19 5 31
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What you forgot to mention is the long term side effects are completely unknown as long term safety trials have 2 years to run...
17/03/2021 12:12:52 5 45
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If you had covid-19 then, as has been now VERY WELL ESTABLISHED, you had long term natural immunity, and so didn't need the vaccine.

But it's far easier for the government to just say "what the hell" and vaccinate everyone.
17/03/2021 12:40:55 4 32
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My side effects where far worse than COVID, especially since COVID is symptomless in 60% plus of the population.
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17/03/2021 12:51:39 7 1
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It can be worse, it can also be inconsequential in the majority who are asymptomatic. ie, it has zero effect on them.
17/03/2021 13:19:42 1 1
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Thanks Bill
17/03/2021 13:30:44 16 4
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I know someone who got pregnant after being vaccinated
17/03/2021 13:38:44 2 18
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We no what the side effects mean - you are given a leaflet explaining them when you attend your appointment. Therefore, I can only conclude this this story about brainwashing the public into vaccination and you have to ask why that is, since it does not stop the spread and coronavirus deaths are less than one percent of the population
17/03/2021 14:25:03 1 5
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Congratulations you are part of an experiment...

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04713553
17/03/2021 14:27:56 2 16
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Covid is only worse than the vaccine side effects if you have no immunity, but they are not testing that before. Potentially millions of needless vaccines when nobody knows what the long term effects are. You may be needlessly have a jab now that we might later find out brings on early onset Dementia, Parkinsons, Cancers etc which will be worse than Covid. Not saying it will but NOBODY knows!
17/03/2021 14:30:59 16 2
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Fully agree! to the 3% or thereabouts who are giving this the thumbs down, let me be absolutely clear; without these vaccines, normal life as we know is over. So, get over and move on. Moreover stop spreading the fake news.....
17/03/2021 14:34:23 2 9
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Why would you take the vaccine if you've already got antibodies?
17/03/2021 14:38:09 3 9
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However for the vast majority of people Covid is asymptomatic or very mild and so the vaccine side effects will be much worse. If you have had Covid already then there is nothing to be gained by having a vaccine as all you are doing is messing around with the bodies natural immune system for no benefit.
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17/03/2021 10:30:58 125 34
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I know about 25 people who have had the vaccine and not one has had any side effect other than a few of them having a slightly sore arm where the jab was done for a day afterwards. So it is extremely rare to have any severe side effects
The 500k people who had severe side effects listed on the yellow card reporting will take heart at your narrow minded opinion.

Remember when 99.9% of people have no effect from coronavirus and you were frothing that any bad effect means we all have to stop risking it? Same goes here.
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17/03/2021 10:38:05 12 34
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Fewer than 1 in 25 is 'extremely rate' is it? I think that makes death from covid practically non existent then.
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17/03/2021 10:50:26 15 7
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What a load of Tosh, have you read the patient information leaflet on the prevalence of side effects.

1% suffer significant side effects and the vast majority suffer some side effect.
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17/03/2021 11:12:15 10 1
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I find this hard to believe in that 3 out of 5 people in my family have experienced nasty side effects. The article states that those over 70 rarely get side effects so it is obviously dependent on the age of those that you ask. It is the younger people in my family that have had the side effects.
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17/03/2021 11:15:40 11 4
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Did you clowns not read the article?

Side effects vary massively depending on the age group.

So if you know 25 old people who have not had side effects. That does not mean it's incredibly rare for young people to get side effects.

I know 2 young people who've had the vaccine and both had significant side effects.

Maybe rely on science and studies though, rather than anecdotal evidence!
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17/03/2021 12:07:54 0 1
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Yet... Wait until they meet a wild virus in the future. Then we'll see.
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17/03/2021 13:54:28 0 3
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Let's hope the proper medical studies and data cover a wider sample of population.
Zero out of 25 = 0% adverse reaction so it must be 100% safe yes?!!!!!
17/03/2021 16:30:03 0 0
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A great amount of people have had no side effects, including my husband. I just was tired after it but had a good 9 hours sleep. Not bad.... better than covid.
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17/03/2021 16:40:35 0 0
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Suppose for sake of argument 1/100 jabs results in a very serious side-effect. That being so, the probability of none among a randomly selected 25 people suffering consequences is 0.78 i.e. 78 times in one hundred samplings of 25 people.

1/100 serious reactions from any vaccine offered to otherwise healthy people would be very worrying and not deemed extremely rare.
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17/03/2021 10:31:00 12 2
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Provide your peer reviewed atudy
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17/03/2021 10:27:28 11 15
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this article is a bit worrying, to be fair.
but it seems these side effects only affect the minority.
i think i'll still take the vaccine.
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17/03/2021 10:31:09 9 4
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No it’s not. You can get a reaction to absolutely anything you put into your body!
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17/03/2021 10:31:56 6 1
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And you’re an expert in this field??
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17/03/2021 10:32:01 462 11
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I am a 64 year old male in the extremely clinically vulnerable group and had my first AstraZenica jab about 5 weeks ago and had no side effects at all apart from a sore arm for a couple of hours. My second one is booked for late April and I will be there. If anything, the annual flu jab gives me a sore arm for a couple of days.
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17/03/2021 10:34:23 37 243
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Fascinating stuff!!!
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17/03/2021 11:09:15 43 2
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I had the shot Saturday. I'm 59 this year. My immune system runs a bit hot due to a severe virus that injured me 18 years ago. From the vaccine I had a headache, some muscle/joint aches, a sore arm and some fatigue. This lasted less than a day. It was nowhere near as bad as real flu, let alone something like Covid.
Bob
17/03/2021 13:32:01 10 5
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Good story
17/03/2021 13:41:41 24 4
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Why would anyone vote that down? There are some very curious people on HYS
17/03/2021 14:04:04 2 4
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I am 74 years old, fit and healthy, the day after my jab I was unable to get out of my chair with fever and aches...it has taken three weeks for me to fully get back to where I was.
So much for the "over-70 have almost no side effects"... utter rubbish!
17/03/2021 15:37:03 2 7
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long term side effects can take up to 2 years to emerge. Thats why vaccines go through several years of long term safety trials. Many will be waiting til 2023.
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17/03/2021 16:12:29 3 0
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Nailed it Steve I’m 75 I had no trouble at all
17/03/2021 18:56:02 1 0
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I would like to thank Awld Divil for being the first person to ever bring HYS'ers, into agreement albeit at his own expense.
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17/03/2021 10:32:08 61 25
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Take any vaccine anywhere in the world and for some people there is a reaction different to others. It is the nature of the way vaccines work and how our individual bodies function.

Meanwhile the EU monolithic bureaucracy seems to now spend as much time trying to rubbish a perfectly good vaccine for political reasons as it does trying manage its health crisis
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17/03/2021 11:42:32 24 6
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It's not the EU "bla bla" rubbishing a perfectly good vaccine. The decision to suspend using the AZ vaccine was taken by the governments of individual states, some not even in the EU such as Iceland, Norway, Thailand, and Congo. The EMA is in fact encouraging the contined use of the AZ vaccine. May I politeley suggest a facts check.
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17/03/2021 10:28:33 7 4
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"However, he did warn that some data suggested the second Pfizer dose might lead to slightly more side effects than the first."
Well there goes my plan to have this instead! Think I'd rather feel worse for the 1st dose than 2nd.
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17/03/2021 10:32:10 6 3
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You don't get a choice.
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17/03/2021 10:32:16 51 7
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Partner had no side effects. My turn tomorrow!!
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17/03/2021 11:02:52 28 2
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Mine was bed ridden for about a week, she's T1D. Regardless I'm booked for Friday afternoon. ??
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17/03/2021 10:33:07 5 5
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I worry though what will happen this year in winter if people get the cold or other virus will their immune system totally overreact and make them more unwell. I think they dont know things like that yet as we not had a normal winter season yet as everyone been in house for year isolating.
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I csnt believe the comments here.

An untested drug where the manufacturer insisted on legal protection to stop you suing them has been connected with a large number of very serious side effects and deaths.

There is no way on earth I'll be letting them inject me for at least 8 years. I appreciate all you people wanting to be test subjects though. Will prevent them from killing me.
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17/03/2021 10:35:01 11 3
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I've had mine and there's absolutely no problem.

Stop being silly.
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17/03/2021 10:35:11 9 1
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Clearly you know absolutely zero about how vaccines and it’s testing works! You’ve just proved your ignorant
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17/03/2021 10:36:00 2 6
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Tin foil offers better protection?
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17/03/2021 10:43:52 5 1
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A large number?

If you are referring to the 37 blood clotting events (out of 17 million vaccinated) then you should acknowledge that this is a normal level of this type of occurrence (actually statistically slightly lower) so I'd like to know what all these other "very serious side effects and deaths" are.

Or you could just be making it up without the first clue what you are talking about
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17/03/2021 10:45:01 2 2
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Has been connected with a large number of deaths??? Has it?
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17/03/2021 10:45:11 5 1
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The vaccine isn't directly connected to any deaths, do not spread falsehoods about such a serious matter.

Please get vaccinated. For the sake of others and for yourself. Do not listen to the BBC or anyone else jabbering on about 'side effects' - they're totally normal and par for the course with ANY vaccine.

The lack of trust in science in a modern technological society baffles me.
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17/03/2021 10:48:04 1 1
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its been tested properly & extensively- the shorter time frame is because of urgency, worldwide co-operation in development & the biggest issue not having to worry about getting finance in development. Also they had a previously similar vax & they had the virus genetics id by China to base their vax development on
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17/03/2021 11:00:30 2 1
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It's a personal choice but it's not fair to say that this hasn't been tested - it's been through rigorous safety and efficacy tests.

Yes, there is a risk that with many factors more of people being vaccinated that some rare interactions and side effects will be found. Personally, I'd prefer to take that risk over the risk from Covid.
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17/03/2021 10:33:58 18 29
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Scaremongering BBC again. How about covering the vast majority of people who have no side effects or very very minor ones.

The BBC coverage of the pandemic has been determined to scare people all along. I object to my licence fee being used for this self indulgent rubbish.

What's worse the BBC now seems determined to scare people from having the vaccine.

Shame on You BBC.
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17/03/2021 10:36:21 8 3
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And most people who are exposed to the covid causing virus have no or minor symptoms too ... What's your point?
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17/03/2021 10:36:28 2 2
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Surely they are reassuring those that have had, or have heard of other having, side-effects by explaining the reasons and that this is somethign that is fairly 'normal' and not to be feared.

If, as you seem to prefer, they whitewashed over it saying everythign will be fine, theyd be accused of 'covering up' the side effects by the anti-vax conspiracy theorist nutjobs.
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17/03/2021 10:37:37 3 7
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When 99.9% of people didn't have any symptoms or effect from covid, did you argue that the fear was real and lockdown was necessary to prevent anyone from getting it anyway?

This is 2% of everyone who gets the jab has a side effect, not 0.01%.

So lets ask do you think pockdowns were necessary? If so we must stop jabbing people with this "vaccine"
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17/03/2021 10:39:58 4 2
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You haven't even read the article have you? For goodness sake...
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17/03/2021 10:40:44 2 2
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Can't agree with you . I'm in my 70's and the article 'clearly sates' that it is my age that caused me to have No side effects, whilst my daughter and her partner both in their 50's had side effects but each different from one another. They found the article comforting and educational.
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17/03/2021 10:41:18 3 5
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Hi Dave,

Am in your court. BBC has now turned into a negative reporting organisation. ‘Begging up’ minor issues to try and scare us out of our wits. Unfortunately too many people are falling for it Still it is keeping all the highly paid Beeb journalist in a job.
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17/03/2021 10:33:59 163 36
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A decent piece of journalism and an interesting read. Well done Auntie Beeb.
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17/03/2021 11:03:26 58 14
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Agreed. And doesn't it make a refreshing change? Even Kuenssberg managed a well-written article this week!
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17/03/2021 11:00:37 3 9
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Not really. We already know some people react worse to medication and drugs than others.
What we don't know is why causal effect of having the Oxford/AstraZenica vaccine gives a greater proportion of people flu-like side effects compared to the other vaccenes. What is in it that causes that?
17/03/2021 13:45:42 2 6
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Are you joking?... It's terrible journalism, and another typical BBC example of "kick AZ when they're down" journalism. To be a good journalism, research should have been undertaken on the side effects from ALL the currently UK administered vaccines - not just AZ. This sort of scare-mongering will only confirm the doubters and put off even more waverers from having the jab. Shame on you BBC!
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17/03/2021 10:34:13 256 18
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Only in my 40s and no underlying health issues, but the jab floored me the other week. High temperature, chill and shivers, joint pain, inflammation at sight, headache, tired, diarrhea, and general tiredness.

Felt OK after 2 days. Still glad I had it.
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17/03/2021 11:13:49 93 5
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As they mentioned, it seems the younger groups are more prone to a strong reaction.
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17/03/2021 11:44:53 8 2
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If you're only in your 40s and had the jab then you must be in a priority group - did this affect you ?
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17/03/2021 11:33:09 10 3
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Then how did you get the jab this soon?
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17/03/2021 12:07:19 7 3
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In your 40's ! Just how did you get to the front of the queue?
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17/03/2021 12:08:51 11 1
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You say you're 40's and no health issues so how did you get it when it's only now being rolled out today to the over 50's?
17/03/2021 12:38:35 3 1
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12 hours in till about 24 hours in was floored (fever symptoms), but reasonably ok after that
17/03/2021 14:36:10 1 7
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So you might as well have caught covid which would also floor you if you're unlucky, but then again might be so mild you were asymptomatic like many are. What's the difference?
17/03/2021 14:39:41 0 1
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in 40s and had jab already and no underlying health conditions!
17/03/2021 15:06:59 0 4
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Jackanory,
17/03/2021 16:20:47 0 1
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You big baby.
17/03/2021 16:26:08 2 0
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better than being dead or long covid. EVERYBODY GET VACCINATED save yourself and save others too.
17/03/2021 16:44:16 1 0
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My wife has most of those ailments on an almost daily basis without taking any medication, and any medication would make her worse and hospitalise her. She could write a book on chronic fatiqgue, poo pooed by many doctors, but now the same doctors are bending over backwards to label long covid as chronic fatigue.
17/03/2021 17:25:59 0 0
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"High temperature, chill and shivers, joint pain, inflammation at sight, headache, tired, diarrhea, and general tiredness."

Did you feel OK apart from that?
17/03/2021 17:36:37 0 1
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Are you British - or an American troll?
17/03/2021 22:51:19 1 0
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How did you get it so soon?
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You idiot. Your comment is based on nothing other than hearsay. Even our comment "poopoo" is childish. Removed
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17/03/2021 10:34:18 235 5
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I have have numerous jabs across the years for a variety of different diseases, some I haven't even noticed others have made me sick.

The fact is Covid is being treated differently due to the impact and devastation it has caused means its higher profile.

The fact is all vaccines have slight side effects that impact people differently.
0.01% of people getting the virus get any effect. 2% of people getting the jab get serious side effects.

Remember, you insisted that everyone had to stop work and hide for the 1 person that might have got covid in a bad way. Same applies to a drug that has been linked with deaths.
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17/03/2021 12:37:44 2 1
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You will receive a card with the vaccine type and batch number when you get the vaccine. Ignore the typical rubbish from vaccine deniers
17/03/2021 15:38:09 1 2
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All the vaccines I have had or have given permission to let my children have them had 5-10 years of empirical evidence of relative safety and highlighted definitive advice on potential side-effects. These vaccines have had a few months of testing on healthy, young people and is a brand new type of vaccine (altering RNA of the receiver). Please stop hectoring those of us who want to wait a while.
17/03/2021 19:14:17 0 0
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Had yellow fever vaccine a few years ago , compared to that ( I was bedridden for a week) the Astra Zeneca side effects were a walk in the park !
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17/03/2021 10:34:23 351 89
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We both caught the virus in January (thanks for the "present" anti-maskers).

My jab this afternoon: my partner had her jab two weeks ago and she turned blue with cold and shivers so I'm wondering what I'll get...

To you anti-maskers - yes, you might not die but some lingering after-effects are not so pleasant. Think of your family and not yourselves when you refuse to wear a mask or get the jab.
You're quite welcome. Personally I find the lingering after effects of the erosion of civil liberties worse than a cold, but hell, that's just me. Removed
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17/03/2021 10:49:01 58 61
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If I'd definitely caught the virus only in January there's no way I'd be having a vaccine for an illness I'd just had 6-8 weeks prior.

Also, there's no way you can definitively say you caught it from anti-maskers. Both my in-laws took necessary precautions and ended up with Covid. Perhaps, like catching anything, there's a large element of bad luck.
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17/03/2021 11:24:07 5 19
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Talk about condescending!
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Ade
17/03/2021 11:28:33 16 6
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How do you know it was an anti-masker that gave you the Virus? You may have touched something that the virus was on and there have been no proof that masks even do any good. Look at your mask when you have been wearing it for a while and look at all the gunk, surly that can't be good for you.
i am anti mask, but I do put one on when I have to,
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17/03/2021 11:30:51 9 7
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And how do you know you caught the virus because of the anti - maskers ? Tell me please.
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RG
17/03/2021 12:05:27 8 12
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I'm not responsible for your health.
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17/03/2021 12:05:39 8 12
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Please be advise that masks ARE NOT a sliver bullet, and if you care to remember that a year ago there was considerable controversy from various scientists from SAGE and the WHO about what protection they give, if any.

So DON'T start blaming other people until you have done some proper research into the subject.
17/03/2021 12:16:02 6 9
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Why did you have the jab if you have already had covid, ever heard of antibodies
17/03/2021 12:30:30 5 10
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Haha thanks for the laugh this morning - can tell your another brainwashed fool
17/03/2021 12:41:36 7 9
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Didn’t your mask protect you then?
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17/03/2021 10:34:50 4 1
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Good morning President Macron!
More like 'Good Morning Mr Moron'! Removed
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17/03/2021 10:27:28 11 15
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this article is a bit worrying, to be fair.
but it seems these side effects only affect the minority.
i think i'll still take the vaccine.
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17/03/2021 10:35:00 9 4
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I don't know what is worrying about it. It is saying that the side effects are perfectly normal.
I csnt believe the comments here.

An untested drug where the manufacturer insisted on legal protection to stop you suing them has been connected with a large number of very serious side effects and deaths.

There is no way on earth I'll be letting them inject me for at least 8 years. I appreciate all you people wanting to be test subjects though. Will prevent them from killing me.
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17/03/2021 10:35:01 11 3
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I've had mine and there's absolutely no problem.

Stop being silly.
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MVP
17/03/2021 10:35:03 10 44
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It typically takes 10 years for a vaccine to be approved for use in humans.

The COVID vaccines have had only a few months of testing. And the side effects are not yet fully documented or understood.
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17/03/2021 10:38:50 4 5
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Such information should be made public
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17/03/2021 10:39:01 6 4
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... And the side effects are not yet fully documented or understood...

Much the same for the effects of Covid 19 itself.

Except for the death rate.
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17/03/2021 10:40:47 10 2
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A lot of that 10 yrs is because scientists can't get funding, other projects get higher priority, pharma can't recruit volunteers for trials, the regulatory approval process is slow.
With Co-vid all those factors did not apply: loads of money has been thrown at it by governments, loads of people put their hand up for trials, vax development has been prioritised & regulators fast-tracked approval.
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17/03/2021 10:41:06 6 3
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So we wait 10 years and let a load of people die then - is that your preferred option as it does not seem to be shared by the majority!
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R
17/03/2021 10:42:24 8 1
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It also used to take a computer days to do things that now take seconds, its called progress driven out of need.
The 10 years you quote includes seeking funding, admin & bureaucracy, not just the actual tests & trials. But if you think it's a better idea to sit around for a decade with an effective vaccine while millions die just to give the illusion of more thorough tests I'd question your logic
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17/03/2021 10:45:59 3 2
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That's not 10 year of testing it's several couple of month trials with years apart waiting for funding

And it's a vaccine not medication you don't get side effects years down the line they don't work like that because any trace of the vaccine is out of your body within days
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17/03/2021 10:50:12 0 4
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I assume you're a member of The Flat Earth Society, too?
Comments like yours are inflammatory, and counter productive.
If you don't want the vaccine because "its not been tested enough" then don't take the bloody thing - but DO accept the inherent risks of not doing so, and don't grizzle when you're struck down!
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17/03/2021 10:50:15 0 2
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It normally takes 10yrs because the vaccine producers havent had a wall of state money financing them, to get through all the testing in double quick time.Why does this twitter generation always believe the stupid rumours generated by non qualified people, generally to their detriment, before they move on to some more nonsense.
I csnt believe the comments here.

An untested drug where the manufacturer insisted on legal protection to stop you suing them has been connected with a large number of very serious side effects and deaths.

There is no way on earth I'll be letting them inject me for at least 8 years. I appreciate all you people wanting to be test subjects though. Will prevent them from killing me.
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17/03/2021 10:35:11 9 1
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Clearly you know absolutely zero about how vaccines and it’s testing works! You’ve just proved your ignorant
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17/03/2021 10:35:16 84 9
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I'm 55 had the Oxford astra vaccine felt nothing for around 20hrs then a slight headache and groggy plus sore arm for about 2 hrs. That was it I was out on a 4 mile walk after that, must admit the sore arm lasted a couple of days but it was nothing.
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17/03/2021 11:15:35 33 3
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Yeah, I was out walking the next day, and as I have a medical condition that sometimes floors me with fatigue/body pain, to be able to do this after a vaccine shows how mild my side effects were.
Ken
17/03/2021 17:45:28 2 0
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I deliberately had the jab yesterday in the arm that made contact with a tipper truck when I was running last week. Figured it might as well go in the sore arm!

The arm has been fine so far but I measured 41.5c in my ear in the early hours when i still hadn’t got to sleep. Had chills and also a weird repeating dream.

Felt really foggy first thing, a bit like when I had real flu. Improving now.
18/03/2021 13:01:10 0 1
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I have just walked 15 miles the day after with a heavy rucksack no problems
18/03/2021 13:09:34 1 0
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Similar age and no reaction on the day yesterday have a sore arm today but thats it, feel a bit tired but that could be lack of sleep
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17/03/2021 10:30:58 125 34
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I know about 25 people who have had the vaccine and not one has had any side effect other than a few of them having a slightly sore arm where the jab was done for a day afterwards. So it is extremely rare to have any severe side effects
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The 500k people who had severe side effects listed on the yellow card reporting will take heart at your narrow minded opinion.

Remember when 99.9% of people have no effect from coronavirus and you were frothing that any bad effect means we all have to stop risking it? Same goes here.
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17/03/2021 10:48:10 19 2
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999 in 1000 are Covid-19 carriers? You are making that up!
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17/03/2021 10:48:21 17 1
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Are you just making up figures, or do you have any links to evidence?
How many people have died from C-19?
How many people have died from taking the jab?

You really have no grasp of science or rational thinking do you?
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QED
17/03/2021 10:53:56 22 4
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Another quoting figures pulled out of the air. Please give references for this, and not some nutter on utube, or shut up and stop risking lives with this rubbish.
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17/03/2021 11:11:02 20 2
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I reported my side effects to yellow card, I was really bad with all kinds for a week, but it stopped, and I'm fine, and I will go for my second jab with no hesitation. I'd rather be inconvenienced for a week than be either dead or suffer with long covid for how knows how long.
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17/03/2021 10:35:34 3 1
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And the objective evidence for your 'esteemed' opinion what exActly ?
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17/03/2021 10:35:42 125 7
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My wife & I both felt bad for a couple of days, but were reassured by having read about it potentially happening, and why it did, in the days before.
We gradually improved and are looking forward to the 2nd dose in April. I hope people awaiting their 1st injection will benefit from reading this.
Please explain this is a 'good thing' to anyone, who may not be expecting it, before they go for a jab
I csnt believe the comments here.

An untested drug where the manufacturer insisted on legal protection to stop you suing them has been connected with a large number of very serious side effects and deaths.

There is no way on earth I'll be letting them inject me for at least 8 years. I appreciate all you people wanting to be test subjects though. Will prevent them from killing me.
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17/03/2021 10:36:00 2 6
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Tin foil offers better protection?
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17/03/2021 10:36:16 29 3
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I had the AZ jab, had absolutely no ill effects, not even a sore arm which I get after the flu jab. Bring on my second one.
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17/03/2021 10:33:58 18 29
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Scaremongering BBC again. How about covering the vast majority of people who have no side effects or very very minor ones.

The BBC coverage of the pandemic has been determined to scare people all along. I object to my licence fee being used for this self indulgent rubbish.

What's worse the BBC now seems determined to scare people from having the vaccine.

Shame on You BBC.
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PJ
17/03/2021 10:36:21 8 3
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And most people who are exposed to the covid causing virus have no or minor symptoms too ... What's your point?
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17/03/2021 10:33:58 18 29
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Scaremongering BBC again. How about covering the vast majority of people who have no side effects or very very minor ones.

The BBC coverage of the pandemic has been determined to scare people all along. I object to my licence fee being used for this self indulgent rubbish.

What's worse the BBC now seems determined to scare people from having the vaccine.

Shame on You BBC.
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17/03/2021 10:36:28 2 2
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Surely they are reassuring those that have had, or have heard of other having, side-effects by explaining the reasons and that this is somethign that is fairly 'normal' and not to be feared.

If, as you seem to prefer, they whitewashed over it saying everythign will be fine, theyd be accused of 'covering up' the side effects by the anti-vax conspiracy theorist nutjobs.
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17/03/2021 10:36:31 9 4
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Blood clots seem to be more apparent during the actual course of Covid infection. So an increase (if any) after the vaccination might be seen as a side effect of all the different vaccines. Like the use of steroids during infection, might it be wise to take aspirin for a few days after vaccination?
17/03/2021 13:12:46 1 1
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Aspirin cause bleeds in your stomach; far more dangerous than the vac. Take proper medical advice - not something made up with little knowledge or read on Fakebook.
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17/03/2021 10:36:34 52 8
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People are seriously injured in car accidents every day. Does it stop us from driving? No because we ignore this from habit or broadly understand the risks and the advantages.

Why then do we suspend our judgement and why does media make up a storm in a teacup over a few tens of instances of blood clots - as yet unlinked - against 10 of millions of vaccinations?

Because it's a passing "story".
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17/03/2021 10:41:37 15 46
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I think it's because there are people out there that have carried out their own research (from reputable sources) and are therefore worried about injury or death from the vaccine.
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17/03/2021 10:46:30 2 1
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Too true
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17/03/2021 10:36:55 5 3
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I've had my first vaccination and just felt a bit off for a few days, where as my father in law was extremely ill. I thought it might have something to do with me being immune suppressed. The report clear that up.
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17/03/2021 10:36:57 17 3
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As the reporter is only in his 30s he must have been in a priority group to have the vaccine.

This might not be for medical reasons, but for the sake of clarity it would be informative to know this reason as it might surely be related to the side effects he suffered?

I'm in Group 7 and had the AZ vaccine with no side effects whatsoever
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17/03/2021 10:34:23 351 89
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We both caught the virus in January (thanks for the "present" anti-maskers).

My jab this afternoon: my partner had her jab two weeks ago and she turned blue with cold and shivers so I'm wondering what I'll get...

To you anti-maskers - yes, you might not die but some lingering after-effects are not so pleasant. Think of your family and not yourselves when you refuse to wear a mask or get the jab.
You're quite welcome. Personally I find the lingering after effects of the erosion of civil liberties worse than a cold, but hell, that's just me. Removed
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17/03/2021 10:47:04 80 27
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Hundreds still dying. You are denying them the right to live.
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17/03/2021 10:52:12 177 35
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Erosion of civil liberties! Get off your soap box mate. You've had some minor restrictions put onto your day to day life to help protect people and your banging on as if you've been slapped into a concentration camp! Wear a mask, wash your hands regulary, keep your distance and have a beer in the house instead of a pub. Not hard is it!
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17/03/2021 10:55:36 45 15
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Well get the jab and we can all go back to normal, except maybe getting 2 jabs every autumn rather than just the flu.
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17/03/2021 10:56:55 139 26
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Firstly, people don't end up in hospital, dead or disabled from a cold. Second, civil liberties have been suspended, not eroded, and are already being gradually returned to us. Personally, I find the lingering effects of mourning a friend worse than temporary restrictions, but that's just me.
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JJR
17/03/2021 10:58:22 112 31
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Other people's civil liberties include the right to protection from infection by the head in the sand anti-maskers
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17/03/2021 11:01:03 97 23
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Honestly you people, so I assume you think its fine to drive at 100 mph or drink 10 pints and drive or both to be perfectly acceptable because I dont see any difference between wearing a mask to protect society and drink driving rules which again protect society. Dont even attempt to justify your actions, unacceptable!
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17/03/2021 11:03:00 91 21
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With liberty comes responsibilities..to your fellow citizens. Public health is everyone’s responsibility. To act against the best interests of your fellow citizens is selfish and short sighted
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17/03/2021 11:05:33 19 10
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What an appropriate username...

But would you rather have long covid, or get fitted for a box, than lose your liberty to spread the disease?
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17/03/2021 11:05:58 31 11
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Yeah - thankfully it is just you. The rest of us believe that civil liberties come with civil responsibility i.e. thinking of others as well as yourself
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17/03/2021 11:19:58 15 10
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Hardly an erosion if it stops you dying or getting seriously ill
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17/03/2021 11:23:29 19 12
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What a moronic comment. Civil liberties, come with civil responsibilities, or you a really so shallow you don’t give a damn about anyone except yourself. Guess you won’t have the vaccine either
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amb
17/03/2021 11:25:02 9 24
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Well said couldn't agree more
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17/03/2021 11:08:17 18 10
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You can't enjoy your civil liberties if you are dead.
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17/03/2021 11:09:15 17 33
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Well said SS-Mann. But those who have fallen for the deliberate divide and rule of Johnson's government over lockdowns, masks etc can't see they've been played and have permanently lost many freedoms.
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17/03/2021 11:29:26 9 7
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At least you can recover from the loss of civil liberties for a short while
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17/03/2021 11:32:05 14 8
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I see, so all you want are your "rights", but not interested in giving anything back to Society. With rights come obligations. Being part of any community isn't a one way street. Unless you're blindingly selfish, or live on Mars.
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17/03/2021 11:33:34 4 5
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Congratulations by lunchtime you would have broken the 100+ down votes
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17/03/2021 11:43:57 12 7
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I'll tell my two relatives who died of COVID that lots more will be joining them so you can go to the pub.
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17/03/2021 11:49:24 4 4
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Just as well it's just you.
17/03/2021 12:12:30 8 7
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Nonsense, you can choose whether to accept or refuse medical advice given in your and others interests and ignore the risk you pose to yourself and others if you're selfish enough. So you're a case of "I'm alright Jack, sod the rest of you".
17/03/2021 12:23:07 8 5
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I lost one fit 50 year old friend to Covid in April, died 4 days after first symptoms. Second in April had diabetes. They would rather a less civil rights in favour of general population safety and their lives rather than the lax policies in April and their death. Its a balancing act. Not all are as lucky. Your total freedom could come at someone else ultimate sacrifice. Is that the right balance?
17/03/2021 12:24:14 6 6
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Pratt
17/03/2021 12:28:31 8 5
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A cold.....a cold.... you ignorant person! Its people like you that are prolonging this pandemic! I'm sure all thise 1000s of people around the world of DIED JUST BECAUSE OF A COLD!!!! Seriously do you have a brain cell!!!!
17/03/2021 12:29:09 5 6
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Are you protesting the bill that is currently going through parliament that will erode your right to protest or simply the rules that made you wear a mask? Wearing a mask during a pandemic no more erodes your rights than being made to wear clothes in public. It is a temporary thing unlike the bill in parliament that will last for years. Grow up.
17/03/2021 12:38:57 6 6
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Actually no - it's you and few hundred other noisy numpties who think their 'principle' trumps everyone's safety. Careful you don't break a leg as you climb off that high horse!
17/03/2021 12:44:56 3 3
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I'm coming round your house and playing loud music all weekend.
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17/03/2021 10:37:21 108 12
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The only thing that slightly worries me is if the vaccine ages you prematurely.

Apparently James Gallagher is in his mid 30s according to this article - he looks a hell of a lot older than that in my opinion!
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17/03/2021 10:41:02 33 3
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Hahaha
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17/03/2021 10:43:17 18 1
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I thought exactly the same thing lol!

It must be the hard life of journalism .......................
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17/03/2021 10:59:10 10 1
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As he's had the jab and only in his mid thirties he must have a serious health issue. That may explain his mature looks.
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17/03/2021 11:30:05 5 2
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Oh my god, is that caused by the vaccine as well ?
17/03/2021 12:15:44 4 2
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Lockdown aged everyone
17/03/2021 12:07:31 1 11
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So what he looks older so f what
BD
17/03/2021 15:08:51 2 8
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I am surprised the BBC allowed James to post such a pathetic, negative, 'frighten those wary on take the vaccination' post.
Meanwhile James, I was not interested in your 'what I had to say' rant, and perhaps, for the sake of the population considering getting vaccinated, you should shut up ...
17/03/2021 18:01:16 0 1
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Journalistic license to embellish a story, or perhaps 'an actor' stood in as a 'stunt double'.

Or the edit team photoshopped him for giggles :-)
17/03/2021 21:06:05 0 0
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Yes, I noticed that also, looks around 61 to me, maybe he had a hard paper round!
18/03/2021 12:59:41 0 0
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I thought that i am 51 and he looks a dam sight older than me lol
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17/03/2021 10:37:23 36 4
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I had my first does of the Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine a week ago and I've had no side effects whatsoever.
My 2nd jab is on 26th of May, I'm 60 and apart from a couple of mild cases of the common cold I've never been ill.
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17/03/2021 10:39:23 13 4
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Stay safe
17/03/2021 14:32:02 0 4
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which suggests you have already acquired immunity to coronaviruses
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17/03/2021 10:33:58 18 29
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Scaremongering BBC again. How about covering the vast majority of people who have no side effects or very very minor ones.

The BBC coverage of the pandemic has been determined to scare people all along. I object to my licence fee being used for this self indulgent rubbish.

What's worse the BBC now seems determined to scare people from having the vaccine.

Shame on You BBC.
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17/03/2021 10:37:37 3 7
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When 99.9% of people didn't have any symptoms or effect from covid, did you argue that the fear was real and lockdown was necessary to prevent anyone from getting it anyway?

This is 2% of everyone who gets the jab has a side effect, not 0.01%.

So lets ask do you think pockdowns were necessary? If so we must stop jabbing people with this "vaccine"
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17/03/2021 10:58:06 1 2
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with a death rate from covid in the UK at 2.9%, I cannot see how you get the 99.9% didn't have any symptoms.
17/03/2021 14:37:33 0 1
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yours stats are basically made up
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17/03/2021 10:37:46 6 12
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The pandemic restrictions, that include lockdowns, have been based on the 'precautionary principle'. This same principle is being used by the EU nations that have suspended use of the AZ vaccine. The UK politicians/scientists criticising these EU nations are the same ones constantly telling us they are being 'cautious' and 'careful' re the pandemic response. Can no one see the contradiction here?
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17/03/2021 10:43:49 4 1
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But many top EU countries medical staff say they don't argree with stopping using the vaccine
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17/03/2021 10:44:41 2 1
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16million Astra Zeneca jabs have been given and there have been 40 cases of blood clots which can happen seemingly at random.
Out of any random group of 16million people there are probably been for than 40 that have been run over on the roads or fallen down the stairs or any other kind of fairly uncommon incident.
The EU are doing this because they don't like Brexit and that's the truth.
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17/03/2021 10:51:02 1 1
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Was it 37 reported cases from over 17 million vaccinations?

Blood clots occur naturally in the population, therefore there must be a number happening everyday in those not vaccinated or not related to the vaccine
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17/03/2021 11:14:35 0 1
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This is from the medicines regulator in Italy:

https://twitter.com/ReutersUK/status/1371719871487213568
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17/03/2021 10:38:00 3 1
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17/03/2021 10:30:58 125 34
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I know about 25 people who have had the vaccine and not one has had any side effect other than a few of them having a slightly sore arm where the jab was done for a day afterwards. So it is extremely rare to have any severe side effects
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17/03/2021 10:38:05 12 34
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Fewer than 1 in 25 is 'extremely rate' is it? I think that makes death from covid practically non existent then.
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17/03/2021 10:38:06 28 15
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I am very unhappy about the BBC continually reporting as 'factual' worst case scenarios. It does seem the only news is bad news, as this 'sells'. Much of what is reported as news is in fact speculation. I feel sorry for anyone suffering any ill effect from vaccination, but they are a tiny minority. Lets us have some real perspective please.
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17/03/2021 10:41:43 15 5
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They just brush over the millions who have either had none or mild reactions. Your right though, the worst case is always better news than good news
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17/03/2021 11:06:09 2 2
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Totally agree. I’ve had the AZ vaccine and, like most people I know, suffered no side effects whatsoever.

I believe that the symptoms described here are extremely rare but will act as a lightening rod for commenters on here to respond with all manner of scare stories.

The overall effect will be to put some people off having the AZ vaccine. Is this what the BBC is trying to achieve?
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I had exactly the same thing! I had very bad side effects, extreme chills hot and cold all night long I didnt sleep all night, never felt so bad, and my heart rate was very high. 3-4 days after that, I still had palpitations. I will NOT be getting my 2nd jab. Ive had to take aspirin to thin the blood and stop the palpitations. Before the jab, I felt normal, so I believe it was the jab
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17/03/2021 10:41:34 6 1
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Mostly in you head no doubt
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17/03/2021 10:45:56 1 1
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Oh, the drama!
Your three minutes of fame on HYS will NOT deter normal people from having the vaccine!
If you don't want it, then run the associated risks - your choice!
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17/03/2021 10:38:27 118 6
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AZ first jab here, 71. Felt flu-like and freezing cold going to bed in a beany hat and dressing gown. Felt fine in the morning.
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Beany hat! I just settled for my favourite comfort blanket fleece!
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17/03/2021 11:12:33 4 1
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Same symptoms here, its good to inform people so they can be prepared.
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17/03/2021 12:07:18 4 1
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AZ for me too at 67. Felt cold in bed and woke with a headache like I had been partying! Morning pot of Yorkshire Tea sorted that out!
17/03/2021 12:53:39 4 2
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Me too, minus the beany. I'm 70, and was yelling to my son 'blankets, get me blankets!'
17/03/2021 15:54:23 3 0
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Prety well what I get most years after my flu jab. Better than flu, pneumonia and a wooden box.
18/03/2021 13:32:24 0 0
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AZ jab M54 had asymptomatic covid at Christmas ( picked up by pcr test) so the sweats & chills I had were totally unexpected ( and obviously worse than the real thing for me).
Just wish I'd know you can get worse side effects if you've had a previous infection.
18/03/2021 18:00:30 0 0
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I am also 71, had a couple of days feeling fluey, chilly and tired after the AZ shot but that was all. As I suffer from an autoimmune disease I thought things might go worse for me, but I was ok after 48 hours.
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17/03/2021 10:34:50 4 1
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Good morning President Macron!
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17/03/2021 10:38:41 404 18
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I had my first AstraZeneca jab on Monday. All the bad reports did make me a little apprehensive but let's face it, any drug can have minor to severe side effects. Felt rough yesterday with a headache, felt tired all day and a bit queasy. Took a paracetamol and am absolutely fine today. Take the jab and let's get out of this nightmare we call life at the moment
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17/03/2021 10:49:26 33 763
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Funny that supposedly they 'DON'T TELL YOU WHICH VACCINE' you've had! Now all of a sudden various people seem to know they've had the Astra-zenica jab! Jackanory time!
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17/03/2021 11:17:43 0 108
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I'll give the jab a miss thank you. Then I won't get into a new nightmare of the possible future long term effects of it.
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17/03/2021 11:18:26 41 1
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I was given a card telling me I had the Pfizer vaccine, the batch number and the date I was jabbed. Everyone I've spoken to who's had the jab has known which one they had.
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17/03/2021 11:31:31 13 1
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Just had mine at Mass Vacc Centre and I was told it would be the Oxford Astra Zeneca jab. Paperwork I was given confirmed that. All very efficient and painless.
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17/03/2021 10:35:03 10 44
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It typically takes 10 years for a vaccine to be approved for use in humans.

The COVID vaccines have had only a few months of testing. And the side effects are not yet fully documented or understood.
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17/03/2021 10:38:50 4 5
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Such information should be made public
Are you having the vaccine? (Thumbs up)
Are you NOT having the vaccine? (Thumbs down)
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17/03/2021 10:53:36 231 34
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I can not understand why anyone would refuse to be vaccinated.
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17/03/2021 10:54:30 21 29
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What if I simply don't like your comment? ??
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17/03/2021 10:54:46 4 5
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Just remember there also exists the nocebo effect as well as the placebo effect....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocebo
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17/03/2021 10:56:40 54 5
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I say, look at the data. A consistent steady drop in cases that are falling in line with the vaccination roll out here. Then look across the Straits of Dover/Calais and the consistent high numbers of cases also in line with the vaccination programme of Mr Macron. You would not believe the number of very angry French 70+ year olds to be hearing the over 50s are now about to get their jabs here.
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17/03/2021 10:59:16 31 1
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Badgers do not have opposable thumbs... but we have been after vaccines for ages. I for one will welcome the vaccine when it comes my way.
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17/03/2021 11:01:18 4 21
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Undecided, so a level thumb from me.
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17/03/2021 11:06:24 29 11
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Had it. Side effects would be worse with Covid...which includes blood clots. (I know two people who had blood clots from the virus and one died.)
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17/03/2021 11:09:08 13 7
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Had first in Mid Feb (am fit as a fiddle 51) will get second mid May, then hopefully out of this bloody miserable country.
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17/03/2021 11:11:43 17 9
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29 covidiots and counting
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17/03/2021 11:12:59 25 6
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I'm 67 and I've had the first dose. My science background meant I never doubted I would have the vaccine.
Some side effects, chills the same evening abdominal cramps from 24-48 hours but far better than having COVID.
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17/03/2021 11:21:41 17 3
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Had it on Sunday ..felt rough about 12 hours later and lasted about 24 hours then back to normal .. would say go for it
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17/03/2021 11:33:19 4 5
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When there is scientific evidence it prevents infection and transmission, I may consider it.
When there is data proving it won't react with the specific drugs I already take, then I may consider it.
Until then I will rely on the success of my own immune system to fight it, as it already has.
Suggestions and advice aren't enough
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17/03/2021 10:35:03 10 44
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It typically takes 10 years for a vaccine to be approved for use in humans.

The COVID vaccines have had only a few months of testing. And the side effects are not yet fully documented or understood.
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17/03/2021 10:39:01 6 4
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... And the side effects are not yet fully documented or understood...

Much the same for the effects of Covid 19 itself.

Except for the death rate.
17/03/2021 12:56:16 1 2
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When you mention death rate, you seem to have conveniently forgotten the survival rate. Do we need to mention that the survival rate is over 99%? Do we? It seems to be missed out quite frequently by people like yourselves who support a particular narrative. I wonder why that is?
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Well done to the scientists who’ve made this possible.
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17/03/2021 10:28:33 7 4
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"However, he did warn that some data suggested the second Pfizer dose might lead to slightly more side effects than the first."
Well there goes my plan to have this instead! Think I'd rather feel worse for the 1st dose than 2nd.
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17/03/2021 10:39:21 1 1
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You don’t get a choice. It’s whatever your centre has on the day
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17/03/2021 11:40:21 1 3
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You can always refuse it, stating your reason why, and have it at a later date (I think?)!
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17/03/2021 10:39:23 119 37
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Ultimately there’s a choice for adults with an IQ over 80:

a). Have the vaccine

b). Don’t have the vaccine and shield until the UK has herd immunity (2023?).

I had the AZ one and had zero side effects (not even mild pain on the injection site).
You don't get to discriminate against the millions who won't take the untested and dangerous drug.

Your choice, take it and shut up, or, dont take it and carry on with life as normal.

Any other choice leads to unrest.
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17/03/2021 11:08:38 3 3
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IQ of 80? That's setting the bar rather low don't you think?
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17/03/2021 11:23:49 15 18
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or c) rely on your own immune system that has worked well for millions of years.
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17/03/2021 11:35:40 19 19
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Unfortunately some of us with a higher IQ are not sheep and do understand why vaccines normally take 10 to 15 years to come to market. There is a little thing called long term safety testing to check the side effects which typically don't show for at least 12 months (including delayed allergic reactions). This has not been done with these vaccines!
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17/03/2021 13:26:28 1 4
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You are assuming it’s 100 per cent sure that unvaccinated will spread the virus so that justifies shutting them out from society for years
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17/03/2021 13:57:24 2 4
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Isn't that a bit like "a) convert to my religion/belief system, or b) don't convert and I'll have you locked up until you do ?
If you choose to have the injection and are confident of its power to protect you then why do you need to force other people to have the injection too?
17/03/2021 16:31:05 0 0
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Great comment.
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17/03/2021 10:37:23 36 4
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I had my first does of the Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine a week ago and I've had no side effects whatsoever.
My 2nd jab is on 26th of May, I'm 60 and apart from a couple of mild cases of the common cold I've never been ill.
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Stay safe
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17/03/2021 10:39:24 722 42
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I’m (52M) getting my first dose this Friday. If I’m ill for a few days, that’s a small price to pay for protecting the community and myself and helping us get out of the mess we’re in. Not worried about the jab.
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17/03/2021 10:55:07 395 13
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You may have side effects, but that is a lot different to being ill.

I had side effects for about 36 hours, but it was a minor inconvenience especially as I had nowhere to go, an early night and a couple of paracetamol that I had in readiness kept me going.
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17/03/2021 11:41:32 26 3
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46M. Had my jab on Monday and feel absolutely rotten :D First 12 hours were ok but then I started sweating and aching. Had Mon & Tues booked off work so I spent yesterday in bed watching films & sleeping - still aching and sweating. Staggered to work today sweating, shaking and dizzy and vomiting; my boss is a Covid denier and seems to be giving me extra things to do. Jesus take the wheel.
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17/03/2021 11:59:41 29 8
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And the people who down voted you are the ones who don't care about anyone.
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17/03/2021 12:04:45 7 64
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Welcome to the covid cult, collect your sticker and permission slip to go on about it forever.
17/03/2021 12:24:03 20 1
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I get my first dose on Friday too (53M). I now know to get some paracetamol in and download a couple of films in advance, just in case.
17/03/2021 12:25:35 31 3
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Getting mine (50F) Saturday and feel the same. I want to avoid getting it, transmitting it, and contribute to getting this country back up on its feet.
17/03/2021 12:25:46 23 2
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Hi Roku, fingers crossed you end up with very few/none side effects. I was tired for a few days but otherwise fine. I think we all need to realise that by getting the vaccine we are helping ourselves and our country get back to normal but in a safe way. Vaccines are one of the few ways you can be simultaneously selfish and unselfish.
17/03/2021 12:13:47 8 47
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Remember if you said there will be side effects when the vacc program started you were called an anti vaccer.
Yet they were the ones speaking the truth. ??????????
DB
17/03/2021 13:28:46 3 10
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Where's the evidence that you'll protect the community?
17/03/2021 14:55:39 5 2
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31M and had my first dose Saturday. Had it 8:30. Fine until 16:30 then quickly down hill: not great at all for about 18 hours and then picked back up. I should have taken precautionary paracetamol as the nurse suggested: even so I am more than happy to have felt the way I did if it means I’m now protected against covid and may be able to get back to a somewhat ‘normal’ life again at some point
17/03/2021 14:55:50 5 2
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Had the AZ one last wkend. Husband had same one week earlier. Both of us felt like we were in "recovering from 'flu" phase ie achy, not much energy. I made sure I drank more (squash, fruit juice, herbal tea) and avoided alcohol - and I believe that helped me. Whereas he cheered himself up with a large glass of wine! I have since heard a nurse say to keep hydrated helps. Hope it goes well.
17/03/2021 16:39:55 0 2
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If you do they won’t be much. I don’t believe the journalist he’s exaggerating for attention.
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17/03/2021 20:41:51 0 0
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I’m 53 and had the Pfizer jab and had an achy shoulder for 24 hours. Roll on the second jab as I might get a day off work ??????
17/03/2021 23:45:22 1 0
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The jab doesn’t protect the community, it protects you. It stops you having serious Covid symptoms requiring hospitalization or causing death. You can still catch and transmit Covid after inoculation. You just won’t die from it. You will still have to wear a mask and keep your distance.
18/03/2021 11:29:39 1 0
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you're not really protecting the community. Data shows it only reduces transmission by 30%.. And the risk from Covid 19 is very low in your age group.. You do realise the vaccine has nOT been proven safe LONG TERM? Long term safety trials wont conclude into 2023!!
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17/03/2021 10:34:18 235 5
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I have have numerous jabs across the years for a variety of different diseases, some I haven't even noticed others have made me sick.

The fact is Covid is being treated differently due to the impact and devastation it has caused means its higher profile.

The fact is all vaccines have slight side effects that impact people differently.
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0.01% of people getting the virus get any effect. 2% of people getting the jab get serious side effects.

Remember, you insisted that everyone had to stop work and hide for the 1 person that might have got covid in a bad way. Same applies to a drug that has been linked with deaths.
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17/03/2021 10:45:46 7 1
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Where did you get those figures from?
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17/03/2021 10:48:32 11 2
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It's not 2% and they are not serious, it's between 0.3 & 0.6% and usually minor which resolves within 24-48 hours

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-adverse-reactions/coronavirus-vaccine-summary-of-yellow-card-reporting
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17/03/2021 10:48:55 11 2
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Methinks you need a Q in front of your moniker MR Trump
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17/03/2021 10:49:51 14 1
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9999 in 10000 are COVID-19 carriers? You are making that up! Plus it’s not even the same number as your other postS!
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17/03/2021 10:50:33 22 1
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17m people have had the AstraZeneca jab. Are you seriously suggesting 1.7m have had SERIOUS side effects and nobody has noticed?
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17/03/2021 10:51:26 15 2
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I think you have been misinformed. As far as I know only 2 people of the millions given the any of the jabs have suffered serious side effects, this was to due to severe allergies. They recovered fine. Unless by severe side effects you mean the sore arm, or feeling a bit under the weather for a day or 2, just like the flu jab. As opposed to death, weeks in ICU, long covid...
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17/03/2021 10:51:45 13 2
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Tin foil alert
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17/03/2021 10:52:25 10 2
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well i hope others report this anon comment like i have. There needs to be a huge crackdown on this kind of miss information
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17/03/2021 10:54:18 0 15
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Agreed anon. Unfortunately anything that goes against the whole lockdown/Covid narrative and you are branded a denier or anti vaxxer. I certainly don't deny Coronavirus exists only that our response has been way over the top thanks to the Govt being scared of the media. I will have the jab purely because of the discrimination if I don't.
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17/03/2021 10:54:47 4 1
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Where do you get your facts from?

Worldwide there has been over 121,370,328 cases and 2,684,236 deaths, which is a 2.2% mortality rate
in the UK there has been over 4,268,821 cases and 125,690 deaths, which is a 2.9% mortality rate.
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17/03/2021 10:59:20 5 2
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Is that you Mr Icke!? You do know that spreading misinformation isn't just about making yourslf look like an idiot!? It's also dangerous, as many scaed and gullible people wll believe you, refuse to get the jab and continue to spread the virus, and this nightmare never ends! Of course a 5s Google search would prove your figures wrong, but that seems to be beyond most people.
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17/03/2021 10:33:58 18 29
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Scaremongering BBC again. How about covering the vast majority of people who have no side effects or very very minor ones.

The BBC coverage of the pandemic has been determined to scare people all along. I object to my licence fee being used for this self indulgent rubbish.

What's worse the BBC now seems determined to scare people from having the vaccine.

Shame on You BBC.
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17/03/2021 10:39:58 4 2
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You haven't even read the article have you? For goodness sake...
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I csnt believe the comments here.

An untested drug where the manufacturer insisted on legal protection to stop you suing them has been connected with a large number of very serious side effects and deaths.

There is no way on earth I'll be letting them inject me for at least 8 years. I appreciate all you people wanting to be test subjects though. Will prevent them from killing me.
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17/03/2021 10:46:30 2 1
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... An untested drug ... a large number of very serious side effects and deaths...

This comes from where exactly?

... a large number of very serious side effects and deaths... from contracting Covid 19 on the other hand is very well documented,

If you do contract Covid 19 in the next 8 years please stay at home,

Do not put others at risk.
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17/03/2021 10:46:55 2 1
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Stupid person
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17/03/2021 10:47:45 2 1
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More fool you then. The probability of you dying from the virus is far higher than from any jab side effects. Keep the tin foil hat on though eh?
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17/03/2021 10:57:43 1 1
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What rubbish, still Darwinian selection will most likely remove your gene's from the general population and as countries are likely to require a covid passport you won't be traveling for business or holidays any time soon.
More space and resources for the rest of us, thank you for your sacrifice.
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17/03/2021 10:58:57 0 1
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Stupid!
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17/03/2021 10:53:05 0 1
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It won't prevent Covid from killing you though.
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17/03/2021 11:05:30 1 1
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An untested drug that 17m people in the UK and Eurpoe alone have had, how much more testing do you need?

It has been connected with 15 cases of dvt and 22 pt in countries where obesity is a problem which also causes these conditions naturally.

If 37 blod clotting dissorders out of 17 million people worries you, what does 2.67m Coronavirus deaths out of 121m infections do for you?
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17/03/2021 10:33:58 18 29
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Scaremongering BBC again. How about covering the vast majority of people who have no side effects or very very minor ones.

The BBC coverage of the pandemic has been determined to scare people all along. I object to my licence fee being used for this self indulgent rubbish.

What's worse the BBC now seems determined to scare people from having the vaccine.

Shame on You BBC.
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17/03/2021 10:40:44 2 2
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Can't agree with you . I'm in my 70's and the article 'clearly sates' that it is my age that caused me to have No side effects, whilst my daughter and her partner both in their 50's had side effects but each different from one another. They found the article comforting and educational.
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17/03/2021 10:35:03 10 44
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It typically takes 10 years for a vaccine to be approved for use in humans.

The COVID vaccines have had only a few months of testing. And the side effects are not yet fully documented or understood.
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17/03/2021 10:40:47 10 2
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A lot of that 10 yrs is because scientists can't get funding, other projects get higher priority, pharma can't recruit volunteers for trials, the regulatory approval process is slow.
With Co-vid all those factors did not apply: loads of money has been thrown at it by governments, loads of people put their hand up for trials, vax development has been prioritised & regulators fast-tracked approval.
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17/03/2021 10:40:56 1 1
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I had my astra jab at 11am yesterday by 8pm I have the worst headach in my life today my arm where I was injected is so painful all I can do is shiver and feel malaise

I'm 33 and got offered the jab because I have kidney problems and had 2 bouts of sepsis the past 2 years
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17/03/2021 10:53:28 2 3
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But you are still well enough to look at a screen and post on HYS, despite the worst headache of your life....Looking at a screen can't be helping that now can it, are you really suffering?
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17/03/2021 10:40:57 4 2
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Side effects mean that some people react differently to the majority. This is not strange as every person is unique. A dose is based on the average male which is why some people also get reactions to other medicines also. A female/person weighing 8st. gets the same dose as a man weighing 18 stone!!
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17/03/2021 10:41:00 5 6
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always looking for a anti where we need to be story on the BBC, dont frighten people this is a better option than death from Covid
Who dies from covid? Noone.

Who dies from flu? Noone.

The people who die with these virus' die from Pneumonia as a complication.

Who dies from vaccine? Anyone who gets a serious side effect that gives them embolism or blood clots.

Still, its ok to kill a few people just to make younfeel happy right?
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17/03/2021 10:37:21 108 12
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The only thing that slightly worries me is if the vaccine ages you prematurely.

Apparently James Gallagher is in his mid 30s according to this article - he looks a hell of a lot older than that in my opinion!
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17/03/2021 10:41:02 33 3
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Hahaha
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17/03/2021 10:35:03 10 44
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It typically takes 10 years for a vaccine to be approved for use in humans.

The COVID vaccines have had only a few months of testing. And the side effects are not yet fully documented or understood.
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17/03/2021 10:41:06 6 3
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So we wait 10 years and let a load of people die then - is that your preferred option as it does not seem to be shared by the majority!
17/03/2021 15:59:09 0 0
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A load of people won't die. A tiny percentage will. It's collateral damage.
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17/03/2021 10:33:58 18 29
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Scaremongering BBC again. How about covering the vast majority of people who have no side effects or very very minor ones.

The BBC coverage of the pandemic has been determined to scare people all along. I object to my licence fee being used for this self indulgent rubbish.

What's worse the BBC now seems determined to scare people from having the vaccine.

Shame on You BBC.
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17/03/2021 10:41:18 3 5
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Hi Dave,

Am in your court. BBC has now turned into a negative reporting organisation. ‘Begging up’ minor issues to try and scare us out of our wits. Unfortunately too many people are falling for it Still it is keeping all the highly paid Beeb journalist in a job.
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17/03/2021 10:41:24 3 1
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I had oxford vaccine, had the same reaction to it, not quite as server but the same, for me it lasted around 36 hrs. Headache, feeling sick, unable to stay awake for long periods, not pleasant but not the end of the world I would do it again. Please note I'm 69 years old, I've lived through a lot worse. Get vaccinated.
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17/03/2021 10:44:41 0 1
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Same as me but I'm 62. I'm glad to be thought of as young! :-)
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17/03/2021 10:38:25 3 19
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I had exactly the same thing! I had very bad side effects, extreme chills hot and cold all night long I didnt sleep all night, never felt so bad, and my heart rate was very high. 3-4 days after that, I still had palpitations. I will NOT be getting my 2nd jab. Ive had to take aspirin to thin the blood and stop the palpitations. Before the jab, I felt normal, so I believe it was the jab
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17/03/2021 10:41:34 6 1
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Mostly in you head no doubt
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17/03/2021 10:36:34 52 8
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People are seriously injured in car accidents every day. Does it stop us from driving? No because we ignore this from habit or broadly understand the risks and the advantages.

Why then do we suspend our judgement and why does media make up a storm in a teacup over a few tens of instances of blood clots - as yet unlinked - against 10 of millions of vaccinations?

Because it's a passing "story".
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17/03/2021 10:41:37 15 46
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I think it's because there are people out there that have carried out their own research (from reputable sources) and are therefore worried about injury or death from the vaccine.
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17/03/2021 11:02:48 20 7
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That would be from the experts on Facebook - would it?
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17/03/2021 11:06:36 14 5
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I wonder how many people broke their leg or broke a plate within a couple of days of having the vaccine? Maybe we should also think about avoiding serious injury and accidents in the home. Sigh.
It's funny how "reputable sources" never seem to have a name or organisation.
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17/03/2021 11:12:10 13 5
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Where do you find reputable sources to support that?

Your mate on youtube?
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17/03/2021 11:23:16 4 3
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Except there's no such site that is 'reputable.' Looking at Yellow Card reports is no good also as it's self reported, they can be from anyone with an agenda and, let's be honest, some people are paranoid about any 'change' in their body (hence you hear people saying how sick they were with flu when they really just had a bad cold or saying they had migraine when it was a regular headache.)
17/03/2021 12:51:10 8 1
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Nah, Fakebook junkies who can't find a tree to climb to make a protest this week. Have they tried 'reserching' injury and death from Covid19? The thing is, no one thinks they are stupid; it needs a third party to diagnose that.

I wonder how many of them smoke, fly on aeroplanes, etc., far more dangerous!

Needle phobics who have tattoos and piercings.

Lots of nonsense on social media.
17/03/2021 13:07:06 5 2
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You are not telling the truth. There is not any research from published sources that the vaccines are anything but safe and efficacious. Stop spreading lies.
17/03/2021 14:58:09 2 1
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I am more worried about possible death from Covid 19 itself. Deaths from Covid worldwide well over 2.67 million and counting fast. Deaths from blood clots attributed to the AZ vaccine in Europe around 5, and that is not even proven yet. I will have my vaccine - thank you to the research teams who made it possible.
17/03/2021 22:44:39 0 0
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The only reputable sources I've seen say it's safe and there is no proven links to the deaths that have occurred so far, these are not from social media or tabloids. It's worth noting and not forgetting that almost all vaccines carry some risk & some viruses are pretty much extinct now and have saved billions of lives world wide, it's all to easy in your modern protected lifestyle to forget this.
18/03/2021 15:01:42 0 0
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The entire data set on which to carry out your own research is not generally available to the public - that’s why we have experts to guide us. You know your risks with a lot of the things quoted by anti vaxers - you don’t know your risks with Covid until you get it. That’s rather the point. Conspiracy theorise all you want, I’ll take the vaccine every time.
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17/03/2021 10:39:23 119 37
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Ultimately there’s a choice for adults with an IQ over 80:

a). Have the vaccine

b). Don’t have the vaccine and shield until the UK has herd immunity (2023?).

I had the AZ one and had zero side effects (not even mild pain on the injection site).
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You don't get to discriminate against the millions who won't take the untested and dangerous drug.

Your choice, take it and shut up, or, dont take it and carry on with life as normal.

Any other choice leads to unrest.
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17/03/2021 10:45:18 9 5
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Unrest my @rse, the Police will just round up the tin foil hat wearers?
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17/03/2021 10:46:51 33 11
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Your claim that the vaccines are untested and dangerous are unfounded, and false.
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17/03/2021 10:47:11 25 5
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What shred of evidence do you have to say it's and more dangerous than paracetamol?

I suggest you read the symptoms list of a regularly used antibiotic or paracetamol pill before spouting your ill informed, misguided nonsense
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17/03/2021 10:48:21 8 2
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Calm down dear or you will die of a heart attack
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17/03/2021 10:54:51 12 3
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If it is untested, how do you know it is dangerous? Stay in school kids!
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17/03/2021 11:00:30 14 3
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Here we go - "I have no facts upon which to base my argument so I'll just make them up" - or maybe get taken in by the drivel on social media.
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17/03/2021 10:38:06 28 15
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I am very unhappy about the BBC continually reporting as 'factual' worst case scenarios. It does seem the only news is bad news, as this 'sells'. Much of what is reported as news is in fact speculation. I feel sorry for anyone suffering any ill effect from vaccination, but they are a tiny minority. Lets us have some real perspective please.
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17/03/2021 10:41:43 15 5
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They just brush over the millions who have either had none or mild reactions. Your right though, the worst case is always better news than good news
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17/03/2021 10:41:55 51 6
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Are we all reading the same article? It states that side effects vary from minimal for to flu like. I was lucky and had no side effects. However, working in the NHS, please go and get your vaccinations. With the numbers already vaccinated, your risks are proven to be minimal compared with your risks of contracting Covid. I appeal to all of you out there, please have your vaccine. Thanks
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17/03/2021 14:02:25 2 22
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Please define minimal, as you wok in the NHS. What is my risk of contracting Covid? What is my risk of suffering harm now or in the future from the trial drug treatment (trials not concluding until 2023)?
17/03/2021 14:56:20 3 7
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Why do people keep saying this? There are millions of people around the world who have had this virus and recovered, have natural immunity and are now desperate to get on with their lives as before. In what way is their immunity different or as unimportant as someone who has had the vaccine? Why are these people being shamed into having this vaccine when in all probability they don't even need it.
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17/03/2021 10:41:55 6 2
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One wonders if there is a commercial advantage to denigrating one vaccine over another, particularly one that is sold at cost price. Any similar studies on the side effects of the costly ones?
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17/03/2021 10:41:58 3 1
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You say this because ... ??
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17/03/2021 10:42:01 21 2
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I am nearly 70years old & got the injection a month ago. The following day I had a headache, took 2 paracetamol, fell asleep in my armchair for 2 hours & had no problems since. Everyone can react differently.
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17/03/2021 10:43:53 2 12
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How interesting!!! Thank you for sharing!!!
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17/03/2021 11:11:31 4 1
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Good lad! We need more like you.
17/03/2021 12:59:28 0 3
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Could just be stress and relief. Seriously, look at the safety leaflet in that pack of paracetamol: it's worse than any vac side effects.
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17/03/2021 10:29:13 13 11
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There is a side effect of NOT having the vaccine: potentially fatal death.
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17/03/2021 10:45:12 15 3
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Fatal death? Surely just death is bad enough, but fatal death? I can't even imagine!
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17/03/2021 10:45:14 3 2
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Surely death is more than just "potentially" fatal?!!
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17/03/2021 10:45:58 4 2
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Agree with the sentiment but I’m not sure what other kind of death you can have other than a fatal one!
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17/03/2021 10:49:18 3 2
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Fatal death? ?? Do you know of any deaths that aren't fatal?
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17/03/2021 10:54:22 2 2
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most deaths are fatal.........potentially
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17/03/2021 11:02:27 1 1
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Check the real stats very slim chance in reality! Every time you get in a car there is the potential of getting killed!
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17/03/2021 10:35:03 10 44
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It typically takes 10 years for a vaccine to be approved for use in humans.

The COVID vaccines have had only a few months of testing. And the side effects are not yet fully documented or understood.
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17/03/2021 10:42:24 8 1
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It also used to take a computer days to do things that now take seconds, its called progress driven out of need.
The 10 years you quote includes seeking funding, admin & bureaucracy, not just the actual tests & trials. But if you think it's a better idea to sit around for a decade with an effective vaccine while millions die just to give the illusion of more thorough tests I'd question your logic
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17/03/2021 10:42:55 13 5
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I suffered terribly on the night of my first jab but absolutely have no regrets about having it. Of course I expect to have a miserable time after my second jab but hey ho!
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17/03/2021 10:45:19 8 38
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What if it kills you? Will you be happy to have been of service then?

What if it makes you blind (low probability but its happened)?

What if it makes you sterile?

What if it causes you to turn into a vegetable?

Still, a virus that doesn't harm 99.9% of people warrants that sort of risk right? Lol
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17/03/2021 10:37:21 108 12
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The only thing that slightly worries me is if the vaccine ages you prematurely.

Apparently James Gallagher is in his mid 30s according to this article - he looks a hell of a lot older than that in my opinion!
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17/03/2021 10:43:17 18 1
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I thought exactly the same thing lol!

It must be the hard life of journalism .......................
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17/03/2021 11:05:48 4 1
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Come on James Gallagher......

How old are you? Great article from your experience, I'm 60 had the Pfizer jab a couple of weeks ago. Sore arm for 2 days and tired for a day. Nothing else. James if you qualify for a jab at 30(ish) then A. You must have a legimate medical reason for it. Or B. You have a good postcode. Either way let's get jabbing! :-)
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17/03/2021 10:43:20 7 5
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Why does the BBC feel the need to put sensationalist headlines up - especially at the present time?
I know eighteen people who have had the Astra Zeneca vaccine and and NONE - yes NONE have had any issues even worthy of mention.
I had a tenderness in my arm for about 24 hours: that was it!
Rising to the nonsense by our former colleagues in the EU is counter productive. If they don't use it, fine!
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17/03/2021 10:45:43 2 2
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But I know several people who have been laid low for 24hrs after having it, including my wife. It's not sensationalism, it's factual reporting. But we need to reassure people that 24hrs of feeling rough is better than the possible alternatives - it's not a reason for not giving the vaccine, and the article itself is clear about that.
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17/03/2021 10:47:01 0 5
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Oh so your 18 people make the 500,000 people who had it and got serious side effects ok do they? Is that the same argument as 0.01% get serious problems from covid but everyone is selfish if they keep living in the face of 1 old person dying of heart attack but they said it was covid?
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17/03/2021 10:49:16 1 1
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BBC has become an enigma....Maybe it always was
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17/03/2021 10:43:20 2 1
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My Grandad (86) Mum (63) and Uncle (60) have all had the Oxford jab, none of them had any side effects whatsoever. Seems to hit some people quite hard, and others not at all. I've had Covid so I doubt it'll affect me either, much like the virus didn't really.
I csnt believe the comments here.

An untested drug where the manufacturer insisted on legal protection to stop you suing them has been connected with a large number of very serious side effects and deaths.

There is no way on earth I'll be letting them inject me for at least 8 years. I appreciate all you people wanting to be test subjects though. Will prevent them from killing me.
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17/03/2021 10:41:00 5 6
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always looking for a anti where we need to be story on the BBC, dont frighten people this is a better option than death from Covid
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Who dies from covid? Noone.

Who dies from flu? Noone.

The people who die with these virus' die from Pneumonia as a complication.

Who dies from vaccine? Anyone who gets a serious side effect that gives them embolism or blood clots.

Still, its ok to kill a few people just to make younfeel happy right?
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17/03/2021 10:50:53 1 2
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But of course, the 125,000 deaths are fake aren't they... just a few people eh?
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17/03/2021 10:43:36 1 1
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Only minor issues myself, an upset stomach, but not to the point of being sick. I wondered whether a bit of being stressed about it made it worse. Especially those of us who hold it in! My son was very stressed, being slightly autistic and felt worse. I walked 18 miles the day before, so difficult to decide whether any aches or tiredness were the result of the jab.
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17/03/2021 10:37:46 6 12
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The pandemic restrictions, that include lockdowns, have been based on the 'precautionary principle'. This same principle is being used by the EU nations that have suspended use of the AZ vaccine. The UK politicians/scientists criticising these EU nations are the same ones constantly telling us they are being 'cautious' and 'careful' re the pandemic response. Can no one see the contradiction here?
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17/03/2021 10:43:49 4 1
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But many top EU countries medical staff say they don't argree with stopping using the vaccine
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17/03/2021 10:47:39 1 1
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I've had the vaccine and think that the EU are wrong here. I'm pointing out the inconsistency with the UK politicians and scientists who use the 'cautious' and 'careful' lines when it suits.