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“Topic”: Vaccination – the fear of side effects

Also on March 22nd at 9.10 p.m. on ORF 2: At home in many languages ​​- the value of multilingualism

Vienna (OTS) Christoph Feurstein will present the following articles in “Thema” on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 9.10 p.m. on ORF 2:

Vaccination – the fear of side effects

“I thought my heart was flying out of my chest,” says Konstanze Winkler about the side effects after the Covid 19 vaccination with the active ingredient from AstraZeneca. The 24-year-old, who was teaching the vaccination, had a fever of more than 40 degrees, a racing heart and massively high blood pressure. However, experts around the world are monitoring the AstraZeneca vaccine primarily because of the suspicion that it could cause thrombosis, sometimes even in the brain. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) continues to classify the active ingredient as safe, but would like to have the hazard warning of thrombosis noted. The general practitioner Martina Heschl cannot fully understand the excitement:
“We see vaccination reactions or side effects with all vaccinations, which is why good medical care before and after the vaccination is essential.” What side effects are to be expected with the various vaccines and how dangerous are they? Vanessa Böttcher and Markus Stachl did the research.

Social Egg Freezing – egg cells in stock, more time to have children

“The moment I made the decision, the biological clock stopped ticking,” says Julia Sobieszek. The 35-year-old artist manager had her egg cells frozen a year ago. She has a thyroid disorder which over time could affect her fertility. The freezing of egg cells for later fertilization is only permitted in Austria if there is a medical indication. Freezing them as a precaution in order to have a little more time for family planning is not provided for by the legislature. Especially during the pandemic, it is difficult for many women to find a partner “in good time”. Eva Kordesch reports on the advantages and disadvantages of “Social Egg Freezing”.

At home in many languages ​​- the value of multilingualism

“English is my emotional language. If I want to emphasize something, I say it in German. And Somali – that’s the language in which I scold. ”Sihaam Abdillahi is 17 years old and came to Vienna when she was three. Since she won the “Sag’s multi” speech competition in 2020 at the latest, she has been aware of the value of her multilingualism. Around 600 young people with 50 languages ​​are taking part in the challenge this year. Sonja Hochecker met three of them, tells their story, which is not always easy, and asks the linguist Brigitta Busch why multilingualism is not taken for granted as a competence.

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