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'Important' that side effects from COVID-19 vaccines
are viewed in the 'right context': Expert committee
chairman

 

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It is important that เว็บสล็อต ที่ มี คน เล่น มาก ที่สุด proper context and information are
presented when it comes to coronavirus vaccines, so that members of the public
can make the right decisions, said the chairman of Singapore’s expert committee
on COVID-19 vaccination.

 

“I fear that that if people don't actually see the right context, and actually
don't think carefully about the decision they ought to make, then we will have
an outcome that we will find difficult to live with in the future,” said Associate
Professor Benjamin Ong in an interview with CNA on Monday (Jun 28).

 

Assoc Prof Ong’s comments came a day after the expert committee issued
a statement saying the benefits of receiving the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
continue to outweigh the risks of vaccination.

 

The expert committee was responding to an open letter on social media by
a group of doctors that called for a halt in the COVID-19 vaccinations of young
Singaporeans, over fears that mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines may be associated
with a small risk of heart inflammation in young men.

 

The open letter was the latest in a series of messages on social media discouraging
Singaporeans from getting vaccinated using mRNA-based vaccines. Singapore
uses Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for its national vaccination programme,
which are both mRNA-based vaccines.

 

Assoc Prof Ong said that Singapore will not be able to take advantage of its access
to effective COVID-19 vaccines if people react to “every alarmist sort of viewpoint
that comes up”.

 

“I want to put it in context for all of us to also bear in mind - right now we are
being impacted by the Delta variant of the coronavirus, of COVID-19,” he said.

 

“We know very clearly that this Delta variant is much more infectious, it's clearly
involving younger individuals and you can see that from our reports that have
come up. These young people that have been impacted involve both adolescents
as well as children.

 

“Also within this particular age group, we have very limited active treatment
options that we can apply.”

 

Assoc Prof Ong warned of further disruptions due to COVID-19 if young
Singaporeans did not get vaccinated.



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