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