UK to Allow People Under 40 to Choose Pfizer or Moderna Coronavirus Vaccines Over AstraZeneca’s

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The only thing that matters is that everyone gets vaccinated, so the benevolent government of the United Kingdom will allow young people to choose whether to get the AstraZeneca mystery liquids or the Pfizer or Moderna ones.

See? We still have freedom.

The Guardian:

People under 40 will be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine where possible and while infection rates remain low, following a recommendation from government advisers.

It comes after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) reviewed the speed and uptake of Covid vaccines in the UK and the latest figures on very rare blood clots after first shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

UK and European regulators have recorded a small number of people who have developed unusual blood clots with low platelets after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine. Further cases have been reported in the US following the Johnson & Johnson jab, which is based on a similar technology.

Because coronavirus tends to cause far more severe disease and many more deaths in older people, the benefits of the vaccine easily outweigh the extremely low risk of blood clots. But the disease is usually far less serious in younger people, making the decision more finely balanced. Last month, the MHRA recommended under-30s be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine because their risk of falling ill from the virus is so low.

The JCVI advises that where possible alternatives should now be offered to under-40s without underlying health conditions, as long as it does not cause any substantial delays to the vaccination programme.

Urging people to get vaccinated, the group warned that any slowdown in the speed or uptake of the vaccine would risk a more severe third wave of infection later this year.

So masks do literally nothing and the only thing that matters is vaccines now?

Surely we can stop wearing masks then?