The virologist Sandra Ciesek is convinced of the vaccines against the coronavirus.
The risk of sinus vein thrombosis is overestimated.
Berlin - The renowned virologist Sandra Ciesek does not consider the risk of vaccine side effects to be excessive.
The population overestimates the likelihood of sinus vein thrombosis after vaccination with Astrazeneca, said the virologist in the
podcast "The Coronavirus Update".
This occurs very rarely even with young people.
"That is certainly a problem: Because of all these media reports and the attention to this topic, your own risk of developing thrombosis is actually overestimated," said the director of the Institute for Medical Virology at the Frankfurt University Hospital.
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Ciesek pointed to a “risk calculator” from Cambridge University in England.
For certain age groups, it compares the risk of severe Covid 19 disease and the risk of developing such a thrombosis after vaccination with Astrazeneca.
The calculation clearly shows "that the vaccine is far safer than the risk of Covid 19 infection," emphasized Ciesek.
If the incidence is high, this conclusion applies even to younger people who have a relatively low risk of severe disease.
For 20 to 30-year-olds, the risk of having to go to an intensive care unit with Covid-19 is twice as high as the risk of serious damage from the vaccine.
In the age group between 60 and 70, this risk is more than 600 times higher.
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According to the virologist, alcohol does not have a major impact on immune protection.
However, it is not advisable to drink a lot of alcohol around a vaccination appointment.
“After all, large amounts of alcohol are poison for the body.
And if the body is busy with the immune defense after a vaccination, it should not also be burdened with toxins. "(Fmü / dpa)