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#Australia🇦🇺: Thousands of lockdown protesters break police line in Melbourne.
#Australia🇦🇺: Thousands of lockdown protesters break police line in Melbourne.

#Australia🇦🇺: Thousands of lockdown protesters break police line in Melbourne.

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Under 40 in #Australia & considering the #AstraZeneca vaccine but unsure whether you should wait for Pfizer? This thread is for you.

Goal: Provide resources so that you can make an informed decision based on YOUR risk tolerance
Let's go.
PS: More resources at the end
1st, why consider the AstraZeneca now
👉 The Delta strain is here. It is highly transmissible.
👉On Jul 9, in NSW we had 43 cases in hospital (10 people in intensive care, 4 requiring ventilation).
👉14 people below 55 in hospital (7 under 35).
👉 2 under 40 in ICU
👉 Over 14,000 contacts.

The delta strain is highly infectious. Young people are ending up in hospital. You just never know when, where, & how you'll come into contact with it.
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Mathematically the delta strain has an R0 of at least 5 meaning it's an exponential problem that should have been nipped in the bud two weeks ago.…
The Irish Gov now recommends Vitamin D supplementation as they found Vitamin D deficiency, less then 50nmol/L, results in higher instances of hospitalization
#Sydneylockdown #covidnsw…
This has been supported by a further study by Judy et al. Those with less than 50nmol/L of Vitamin D are more likely to be hospitalised #Sydneylockdown #covidnsw…
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This peer reviewed study recommends that people increase their vitamin D intake to decrease the likelihood of hospitalization due to Covid. Supplements may be required to cover for people's lack of sun exposure #wearamask #Sydneylockdown #nswlockdown
Consult your GP regarding any health advice/concerns - not some guy on the internet 👍
Conclusions from the study: "Vitamin D deficiency is associated with higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation. Widespread measurement of serum 25(OH)D and treating any unmasked insufficiency or deficiency through testing may reduce this risk."
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