Man who got AstraZeneca vaccine dies of Covid-19 in Seychelles

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A man who had received two doses of a version of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine died of the disease in Seychelles on Thursday.

The man, who was 54, is the first fully vaccinated person in the country to die of Covid-19, Jude Gedeon, the island nation's public health commissioner, said at a press conference. He didn't say how long ago the man had taken his vaccine or whether the case is being investigated by AstraZeneca.

While the country of 98 000 people has inoculated a greater proportion of its population than any other, it has seen a surge in infections, raising questions about the efficacy of vaccines as Covid-19 variants become more prevalent. So far, 68% of its people have received two doses of a vaccine.

Seychelles has used Sinopharm and Covishield, a version of the AstraZeneca shot made under license in India, for almost all of its vaccinations. While the government has said that Covishield had been allocated mainly to people over 60 years of age in Seychelles it has, on occasion, been given to younger people.
 

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I'm afraid this is probably going to be a common occurrence until we get updated vaccines for the relevant mutations.

However..

The government said last month that non-vaccinated citizens were six times more likely to develop Covid-19 than those who have taken the inoculations.

So that's good news.
 

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In other news: man wearing seatbelt dies in car accident.

Yep, it was pretty much known from the onset that vaccines would not work. It may slow down the process, but not stop Covid itself. The world will still live under Covid, State of Disasters and possible lockdown and curfew measures for at least the next 100 or so years. So, there is that too.
 

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Yep, it was pretty much known from the onset that vaccines would not work. It may slow down the process, but not stop Covid itself. The world will still live under Covid, State of Disasters and possible lockdown and curfew measures for at least the next 100 or so years. So, there is that too.
You misunderstand. One man wearing a seatbelt died in a car accident, but one hundred thousand million others didn't.
 

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Yep, it was pretty much known from the onset that vaccines would not work. It may slow down the process, but not stop Covid itself. The world will still live under Covid, State of Disasters and possible lockdown and curfew measures for at least the next 100 or so years. So, there is that too.
Nobody has ever said that Covid will disappear.

To say that vaccines don't work however is ridiculous.
 

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Yep, it was pretty much known from the onset that vaccines would not work. It may slow down the process, but not stop Covid itself. The world will still live under Covid, State of Disasters and possible lockdown and curfew measures for at least the next 100 or so years. So, there is that too.

Your deadpan answer (however accidental and misguided) really shows how little you understand of how vaccines work.
 

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Vaccine just gives your immune system a test drive for when the real virus comes along. Think of a vaccine as a captured enemy aircraft. You have your own pilot now vs your other aircraft and pilots engaging in simulated dog fights to gauge how their aircraft performs, pros and cons, what to do in a real combat scenario.

You might laugh but take what I have just said and give your GP a phone call, she will confirm it works like that.

But the arcticle itself is a bit strange because comorbidities are already a factor with any illness. That has been the accepted case for thousands of years now. Clickbait?
 

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Article should read "Man who had a positive PCR test at the time of death, dies". Who the hell knows if it was Covid19 that killed him or some other health issue related to some other virus or disease.
 

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Yep, it was pretty much known from the onset that vaccines would not work. It may slow down the process, but not stop Covid itself. The world will still live under Covid, State of Disasters and possible lockdown and curfew measures for at least the next 100 or so years. So, there is that too.
Pity anyone who said anything of this has been scrubbed off of social media for being an anti-vaxxer.

People need to be made aware of the risks for covid and the risks for a covid vaccine, then make that decision for themselves. That is all that needs to be said for the matter.
 

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And there is also a difference between dying of the coof, vs dying with the coof.
 

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If anyone ever wants to know what confirmation bias looks like.

This is what confirmation bias looks like.

1 guy dying of covid while vaccinated is hardly evidence of low vaccine effectiveness.
 

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If anyone ever wants to know what confirmation bias looks like.

This is what confirmation bias looks like.

1 guy dying of covid while vaccinated is hardly evidence of low vaccine effectiveness.

wait until they find out the deaths from anything that exists in the world, they're farked, lol
 
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