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Australian researchers launch COVID-19 calculator to assess risk of dying from virus

Australian researchers launch COVID-19 calculator to assess risk of dying from virus

24/10/2021 11:21:00 PM

Australian researchers launch COVID-19 calculator to assess risk of dying from virus

A COVID-19 risk calculator that allows people to assess their chances of catching the pandemic virus and dying from it, or experiencing side effects from a vaccine, launches in Queensland.

Key points:The online CoRiCal is still in its pilot stage, researchers sayThe tool will be continuously updated in line with the latest health and scientific evidenceIt is hoped the tool will eventually also assess a person's chances of developing Long COVID

University of Queensland virologist Kirsty Short said theonline tool was designed to help people make informed decisions around COVID-19 vaccinationgiven their personal circumstances and to gauge their likelihood of infection based on different transmission scenarios.

"You can find out your chance of being infected with COVID-19 versus your chance of dying from the disease," Dr Short said."You can also find out your chance of developing an atypical blood clot from the AstraZeneca vaccine and see this data in the context of other relatable risks – like getting struck by lightning or winning OzLotto." headtopics.com

The CoRiCal project is a collaboration between the Immunisation Coalition, University of Queensland, Flinders University, La Trobe University and Queensland University of Technology.It included input from general practitioners, medical scientists, public health physicians, epidemiologists and statisticians.

Calculator in the pilot stageDr Short, one of the research leaders who developed CoRiCal, said it was still in its pilot stage, giving a risk-benefit assessment based only on the AstraZeneca vaccine.Dr Short said the researchers planned to update the calculator to account for a person's pre-existing medication conditions.

(Supplied: University of Queensland)Catch up on the main COVID-19 news from October 24 with a look back at our blog.The tool will be continuously updated in line with the latest health and scientific evidence, including risk calculations for the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines, which will be added in the coming weeks.

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I feel reassured, but have this overwhelming desire to make an omelette. Interesting but does not take into account any other health factors that play a major role in your personal outcome. Each person is a N1. Ie weight, immune system, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes. Smoker etc. It is flawed Hahahaha what a fizzer!

Unbelievable incompetence from the developers. Not one question to determine general health, pre-existing conditions, BMI etc. is this a joke? Why doesn’t it take Pfizer vaccine or mix and match vaccination into account? Seems overly limited to only select for AZ vaccination status. COVID Calculator? Does it take into consideration that you are 50% more likely to survive just moving to NSW? LOL

If you're vaccinated very low risk if your not vaccinated then high risk. Calculation done. So my risk is 89k/1 million of getting covid and provided I contract covid 320/1 million of dying from it. So legitimately less than a 0.00002848% chance. Now according to below my risk of developing TTS from astra is 0.0032%.

Queensland records zero new COVID-19 cases as state hits 60pc vaccine milestoneQueensland has recorded zero new COVID-19 cases as the state achieved its 60 per cent double dose vaccination milestone. 20% to go. Let’s get this done QLD. Praying for 90% so I don’t have to go through the trauma of PCR testing ever time I fly o/s, as I’m highly phobic of anything medical and it’s not a quick/straightforward thing for me. Ok tell me how dangerous is this Covid? How come when you get two vaccines, you can still get it & transmit it and you still need a booster shot maybe for ever! Why would anyone with a healthy immune system get a vaccine? You work for sociopaths, psychopaths and what do you think they will do when your job is done?

Best give it to Dr Swan. He needs help with his maths. They should also figure out the risk of dying from vaccine. What will they do when the result is 0.00001% for most healthy individuals.

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Britain reports most weekly COVID-19 cases since ‘freedom day’Soaring COVID-19 cases are causing worries in Britain, and have led to a tightening of restrictions across many nations in Europe. I guess we are starting to see the Freedom Day experiment results. How will Australia prevent a similar outcome eventually? Quicker booster shots? Better indoor mitigations, like masks, ventilation? Vaccination for younger kids? Fauci paid to create covid-19 Yes, it could easily happen here.

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