2 die.... thats OK

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    but... but is safe.......... yep, sure
    TGA.......... ummm what can anyone say
    except... it must be safe so they say .... so they inform us
    but don't tell the families of the dead
    as they just might punch your head in

    Two more Australians have died of a rare blood clotting disorder in the past week after receiving a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) today confirmed in its COVID-19 vaccine weekly safety report that a 44-year-old man from Tasmania and a 48-year-old woman in Victoria had died.

    Both cases were confirmed to have had thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome – or TTS – which is triggered by the immune system's response to the AstraZeneca vaccine and is different from other clotting conditions.

    Sadly, this week we were notified that two confirmed cases of TTS after the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine were fatal," the TGA noted in its report.

    "One was in a 44-year-old man from Tasmania and the other was in a 48-year-old woman from Victoria (this case was reported as probable TTS in last week's report).
    "The TGA extends its sincerest condolences to their families and loved ones."

    Since the beginning of the vaccine rollout in Australia, a total of five deaths from TTS have been reported out of 6.1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
    All five deaths were related to the first dose of the vaccine.

    A sixth death has also been linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
    This was confirmed to be a case of immune thrombocytopenia or ITP.

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