COVID-19 risk described in new tool

By | October 25, 2021
Florida News Times

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A computer was launched by the Immunization Coalition in collaboration with Australian researchers to help people understand the risk factors for COVID-19 infection and vaccination.


The three co-lead researchers for this tool are Dr. Kirsty Short, a virologist at the University of Queensland, CoRiCal Instigator, Associate Professor Johnlitt at the University of Flinders and Dr. Andrew Baird in GP.

Dr. Kirsty Short Immunization Union COVID-19 Risk Calculator (CoRiCal) with members of the GP community discussing the benefits and risks of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“This tool is designed to help people make informed decisions about vaccination based on their current situation and to identify their risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 in a variety of infection scenarios.” Dr. Short said.

“Users can use the tool to enter age, gender, community infection and vaccination status to find an individual risk count.

“For example, you can compare your chances of getting COVID-19 with your chances of dying from the disease.

“AstraZeneca can also cause abnormal blood clotting. Check this data with respect to other associated risks of vaccination such as lightning and Oz Lotto winnings.”

The CoRiCal COVID Risk Calculator is in a pilot phase but will be continuously updated with the latest health and scientific advice, including risk assessments for existing Pfizer and Modana vaccines. Medical conditions obesity, diabetes, and chronic COVID.

The CoRiCal project involved a team of GPs, medical scientists, public health doctors, epidemiologists and statisticians.

Associate Professor John Litt, member of the United Immunization Association Scientific Advisory Board, helps CoRiCal save GP time and more accurately assess a person’s exposure to COVID-19 or one of the vaccines. Said he wanted.

“GPs spend a lot of time trying to explain the risks of COVID-19 and the various vaccines to patients,” Dr Litt said.

“Transparent, accurate evidence-based tools that do not work with a group of experts should support the work of GPs to facilitate COVID vaccination of patients.”

Dr Andrew Baird, a Melbourne-based GP, said CoRiCal could be adapted for booster immunity, new virus strains, new vaccines, younger age groups, the international market and even other infectious diseases.

“Since we use a simple bar graph to present the risks, we can easily compare the risks of COVID-19 and the different outcomes associated with vaccines,” Dr Baird said.

“CoRiCal could help take Australia to 90%, 95% or more of the fully vaccinated population over the age of 16.

“The higher the vaccination rate of a population, the better it is for individuals, communities, mental health, medical services and the country.”

Dr. Baird said CoRiCal was developed for GPs and other health care professionals, but it is important that people have easy access to this information online without consultation.

The CoRiCal risk calculation is based on a modeling framework developed by Professor Colleen Lau and Dr Helen Mayfield of the UQ School of Public Health and Professor Kelly Mengelson of QUT.

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