And Now They Are Saying . . .

And now they (the medical experts) are saying that it is okay to get a second AstraZeneca shot if you had no severe reaction from the first one.  As a radio talk show host said, “If nothing happened after you had the first AstraZeneca shot, then you are probably okay to take the second shot.”

Probably okay to take the second shot?  No one knows.

Let us recap:

“The AstraZeneca vaccine is safe,” they said.

When blood clotting caused several European countries to stop using the vaccine, “These countries are overreacting,” they said.  “The risk of blood clots is so rare,” they said.  “You have nothing to worry about,” they said.  And they continued to use the AstraZeneca vaccine.

When the blood clotting turned out not to be so rare, they stopped using the AstraZeneca as a first shot.  The decision to stop using was made “out of an abundance of caution,” they said.

How much caution is there if they are telling people to take AstraZeneca’s second dose?

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, said, “We’re following evolving science.”   Evolving Science?    In other words, “We haven’t a clue, and we’re waiting to see what happens.”

Two rats were talking:
“So, have you had your vaccine shot?”
“Are you kidding?  No way!  They’re still testing it on humans.”

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