Prof Murphy claims those over 60 and 70 have a more than one in 10 chance of dying

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Dear Department of Health,

On 17 June 2021 Professor Brendan Murphy was quoted as saying "For those over 60 and particularly those over 70, you have a more than one in 10 chance of dying if you get COVID".

This extract is drawn from a news.com.au article titled "AstraZeneca vaccine should now only be given to those aged 60 and above, ATAGI recommends".

Acting under the auspices of the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request a copy of the documents with which Professor Murphy bases that advice. Namely, persons older than 60 to 70 have greater than 10% chance of dying if they contract the virus responsible for COVID.

Yours faithfully,

Jaay-H

FOI, Department of Health

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Dear Jaay-H,

I am writing to notify you that on 17 June 2021 the Department of Health
(department) received your request for access to documents under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) as follows:

“On 17 June 2021 Professor Brendan Murphy was quoted as saying "For those
over 60 and particularly those over 70, you have a more than one in 10
chance of dying if you get COVID". 

 

This extract is drawn from a news.com.au article titled  "AstraZeneca
vaccine should now only be given to those aged 60 and above, ATAGI
recommends".

 

Acting under the auspices of the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act,
I hereby request a copy of the documents with which Professor Murphy bases
that advice.  Namely, persons older than 60 to 70 have greater than 10%
chance of dying if they contract the virus responsible for COVID.”

 

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FOI

 

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Dear FOI,
The extension is acceptable.
Yours sincerely,
Jaay-H

FOI, Department of Health

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Dear Jaay-H

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information request to the Department of Health.

 

Kind regards

 

Celeste

 

FOI Unit – FOI and Legislation Section

Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

Legal Advice & Legislation Branch

Australian Government Department of Health

T: 02 6289 1666  | E: [1][email address

GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

 

The Department of Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of
Australia and their continued connection to land, sea and community. We
pay our respects to all Elders past and present. 

 

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