AstraZeneca-Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for seniors, Canadian committee says

Recommendation goes against Health Canada’s broader authorization of product for adults

1 March 2021

CBC — The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) has recommended against using the AstraZenec-Oxford vaccine in people aged 65 and older, although Health Canada has authorized it to be used in adults of all ages.

The committee, which makes recommendations to governments on the use of newly approved vaccines for humans, said in documents posted Monday it does not recommend the vaccine for those 65 and older “due to limited information on [its] efficacy” in that age group.

NACI said its recommendations are based on independent advice and reflect the best current available scientific knowledge.

Health Canada authorized the vaccine on Friday as the third option to protect against COVID-19 along with those from Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna.

One infectious disease specialist says he was taken aback by the different takes of Health Canada and NACI.

The vaccine has had positive results preventing hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 in the United Kingdom, says Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti, a specialist at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, Ont. […]

1 Comment on AstraZeneca-Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for seniors, Canadian committee says

  1. Making news in Germany: it seems a big majority of those who get seriously ill from COVID have a migrant background (Arabs/muslims) — this data has been known for a long time, but authorities regarded it as taboo (like most/all other unfavorable statistics about migrants), and suppressed it — here is a Telegram post about it (in German) with a link to a DailyMail story (in English):
    [Allah’s Viren-Schleudern: 90 Prozent aller (tatsächlich) schwer an #Corona Erkrankten in Deutschland sind Migranten und Muslime!

    Um diese Leute zu schützen, macht man doch gerne jeden #Lockdown mit! 🙂 ]

    (Run the text thru an online translator if you want — he satirically says that to safeguard these people we’re all happy to go into lockdown.)

    HartesGeld used to be on Twitter, but he was purged not long ago and decided not to appeal as he had in the past (via a lawyer).

    BTW, the UN Migration Pact, signed by nearly all European countries, obligates a country/government to ensure that news coverage of migration and migrants is positive — that’s in the text of the pact.

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