Based on the cross-sectional study of Coutinho, Zuurbier, and Stam in 2012, the incidence of rare blood clots in the brain (cerebral venous thrombosis or CVT) is 1.32 per 100,000 people per year, and 2.72 per 100,000 people per year.
For the UK reports of CVT in those who received the AZ vaccine, there were 30 out of 18,000,000. That would be 0.002 per 100,000 per year or 2 out of 1,000,000,000 (as of April 2021). Compare this with the real world numbers of 1.32 and 2.72 per 100,000 without AZ vaccine. Why?
Cerebral venous thrombosis risk is higher in people with increased tendencies to produce blood clots. So for people with known blood disorders or on medications that increase clotting tendencies, these are the ones who are at risk for CVT.
A valid question asked to me: "Do you want our (UPCM) grads to be mediocre.
I am not confrontational whether real life or socmed, and regardless if the senior person is nice or mean, I accord the same respect so here was my answer:
Short version: No.
Longer kilometric version:
Far from it sir/ma'am. We can be and will continue to strive to be excellent as 5 star physicians as stated in our mission vision.
We should be evidence based, as our mentors have taught us, to scrutinize with a critical mind the sources of information we encounter, not just in the medical literature but also in real life, most especially on social media.