Norwegian TV presenter Linn Wiik wrote in an opinion piece for Norway’s TV2 that she would be happy to die from the AstraZeneca vaccine if her sacrifice would reduce fears of the jab and help in humanity’s battle against the virus.
“Sorry to put it so straight forward: Someone must be sacrificed for the rest to be safe.
“That’s the way it is in every war.
Wiik’s controversial comments follow the recent news that over 22 countries have paused the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine after dozens of recipients developed “serious” blood clots post-injection.
The presenter referred to several cases in Norway, whereby one health worker died of a brain haemorrhage and 3 other workers were hospitalised with blood clots – all of which took place after they received the vaccine.
Whilst it has been reported that there is no link between the vaccines and these blood clots, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has stated that the investigation is “ongoing.”
Likewise, Denmark has halted the rollout of the AstraZeneca jab after one patient died of multiple thrombosis – formation of blood clots within blood vessels – only 10 days from receiving their first dose.
Other countries which have suspended the use of the vaccine include Italy, Iceland, Thailand, and Germany. However, France has recently resumed the use of the Astra Zeneca jab: Prime Minister Jean Castex was pictured allegedly receiving his first dose on live TV on Friday.
However, Wiik stated that even if it were proven that these severe side effects and fatalities were linked to the vaccine, she would take it anyway.
“Even if it turns out that it’s the AstraZeneca vaccine that has poured out blood clots or brain haemorrhages, I have no doubt: if I get the offer, I’ll take it anyway.”
The presenter compared the side effects of the vaccine to that of taking painkillers and said measured against its “useful-ing”, it’s worth the risk.
Wiik continued that she is more worried about the side effects of the pandemic than the side effects of the vaccines. She wrote about the restrictive measures that have been introduced in Norway, which have led to an increase in loneliness, unemployment, and domestic violence.
Whilst Linn took issue with the restrictions in place in Norway, she said that vaccines are simply a way out of the trenches.
“We’re still at war. Against the corona. And our only weapon is vaccines.”
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