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You’re 7 times more likely to pick winning lotto numbers than suffer a blood clot after AstraZeneca Covid vaccine


FEARS over the safety of Covid vaccines have been sparked when a small number of people suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab.

But according to experts, there is a 0.0004 per cent chance of someone developing a blood clot after getting the vaccine. 

A woman receive her second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in the UK

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A woman receive her second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in the UKCredit: PA

And European Medicines Agency executive director Emer Cooke said there was “no evidence” that the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine should be restricted.

To put that one-in-a-million chance into perspective, here is how the risk of a deadly blood clot compares with other chances in life.

LOTTERY

You are seven times more likely to pick five winning numbers in the National Lottery

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You are seven times more likely to pick five winning numbers in the National LotteryCredit: Alamy

One in 144,415 – you are seven times more likely to pick five winning numbers in the National Lottery than to develop a blood clot after the jab.

FIND A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER

You are 100 times more likely to find a four-leaf clover

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You are 100 times more likely to find a four-leaf cloverCredit: Alamy

One in 10,000 – you are 100 times more likely to find a four-leaf clover.

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

You stand roughly a similar chance of being struck by lightning

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You stand roughly a similar chance of being struck by lightningCredit: Alamy

One in 1,113,333 – you stand roughly a similar chance of being struck by lightning

CAR CRASH

Your chances of dying in a car crash are 2,899 higher

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Your chances of dying in a car crash are 2,899 higherCredit: Alamy

One in 345 – your chances of dying in a car crash are 2,899 higher.

HAVE TWINS

Women are almost 15,000 times more likely to give birth to twins

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Women are almost 15,000 times more likely to give birth to twinsCredit: Alamy

One in 67 – women are almost 15,000 times more likely to give birth to twins or 223 times more likely to have triplets.

STUNG BY A BEE

The average person is almost 15 times more likely to die after being stung by a bee

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The average person is almost 15 times more likely to die after being stung by a beeCredit: Alamy

One in 67,190 – the average person is almost 15 times more likely to die after being stung by a bee.

GET A CORRECT PIN CODE BY CHANCE

Guessing a four-digit PIN code on the first attempt is 100 times more likely to happen

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Guessing a four-digit PIN code on the first attempt is 100 times more likely to happenCredit: Alamy

One in 10,000 – guessing a four-digit PIN code on the first attempt is 100 times more likely to happen.

SCORE A STRIKE

Someone playing ten-pin bowling is 87 times more likely to score a strike

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Someone playing ten-pin bowling is 87 times more likely to score a strikeCredit: Getty

One in 11,500 – someone playing ten-pin bowling is 87 times more likely to score a strike with every ball during a game.

 





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