‘You’re overstating the risk!’ Adil Ray slapped down over AstraZeneca blood clot figures

‘You’re overstating the risk!’ Adil Ray slapped down over AstraZeneca blood clot figures

Adil Ray stated that the risk of getting a blood clot from the AstraZeneca vaccine in people under 40 was around 1 in 100,000. However, Professor Hunter told the Good Morning Britain presenter that he was overstating the risk of blood clots linked to the Oxford jab.

Mr Ray said: “We know that the risk of getting these blood clots is something like 1 in 100,000 but the risk for the same group of young people, particularly in their 40s of dying of Covid is 1 in 1,000.”

GMB co-host Ranvir Singh added: “Under 40s.”

Mr Ray continued: “So that is a real difference there and it is something we walked about earlier that I think we need to understand.

“You work in the medical profession, this idea of risk-benefit analysis happens with all drugs and all medicines.

“This is what you do in the medical profession, so what we are seeing now is perfectly normal?”

Professor Hunter replied: “Well, absolutely and in fact, I think when you said risk per 100,000, I think you were actually overstating the risk there.

“It is probably 1 in 1,000,000 at the moment.”

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Published at Wed, 07 Apr 2021 06:55:00 +0000