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Newcastle, take your chances with AstraZeneca vaccine risks, not COVID-19: letters to the editor

By Letters to the Editor
August 9 2021 - 6:30pm
Newcastle: take your chances with AstraZeneca, not COVID

THE COVID train is coming. You have a one-in-50 chance of dying if you catch COVID. Think about a train. If you run across the rail tracks, you may be hit by a train and die. This is more likely if you are slower, such as if you are already sicker or older. I would prefer to cross the rail tracks by going over the rail bridge. There is a very, very small chance of the bridge collapsing onto the rail tracks and me dying. I would join the vaccination platform with other people. There is a very, very small chance a train may derail and jump the tracks and kill us. However a different train may blow lots of steam over us. We may get sick from this, so we may move to another platform. An unvaccinated person's risk of dying is similar to crossing the rail tracks. Vaccination is less risky by going across the bridge. However there is still a very, very small risk of dying. In the future, a booster jab will be like moving to another vaccination platform as different trains arrive. For children, the Fat Controller tries to avoid Thomas and Henry having accidents. The COVID train is coming. Think about risk and how to protect yourself, family and friends.

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