An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
MY SHOT AT THE VACCINE is coming up pretty soon and, frankly, I’m concerned.
It’s about this little problem with AstraZeneca. People have died after getting it. Not a lot of people, but some. The current wisdom is that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh any risks.
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommends it not be used on people under the age of 55.
In Europe, three dozen patients developed blood clots after receiving the vaccine. A very few didn’t survive. In actual numbers, it’s 18 people. Or maybe nine, depending on the source.
A definite link between AstraZeneca and those cases hasn’t been made. So, they say, don’t worry. Well, I do worry about what goes into this temple, the one with pre-existing medical conditions.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.