Health Report - Full program podcast

Health Report - Full program podcast

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Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.

Radio: ABC Classic FM

Categories: Health

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When COVID vaccines first became available in 2021, they were met with celebration. Finally we had some defence against this virus that had struck down so many and triggered such heavy lockdowns. But once they started rolling out en masse, a new concern emerged – reports of side effects that, while rare, could be severe.  Just how rare these conditions are has now been better described by a new paper drawing on data from 99 million people from across the world.  The answer – as we already suspected, there is a link between the vaccines here in Australia and conditions like heart inflammation, blood clots and a usually temporary paralysis called Guillian-Barre syndrome, among others. But the data also show the risk of those conditions is small in comparison to the risk of the same conditions in someone who actually catches COVID.  References: COVID-19 vaccines and adverse events of special interest: A multinational Global Vaccine Data Network (GVDN) cohort study of 99 million vaccinated individuals

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  • 1157 - CORONACAST BONUSCAST: New numbers around (super rare) vaccine side effects 
    Mon, 26 Feb 2024 - 0h
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    Sat, 24 Feb 2024 - 0h
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    Sat, 10 Feb 2024 - 0h
  • 1153 - Why fentanyl isn't so big in Australia? | Risks of under-vaccination | Breast cancer after an early scare | AI shaking up radiology 
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