The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
No bias here folks. I report what I see! Emotion-free reporting. Give me good news and I'll fire it off. Finally got some today!
Uncertainties is the theme, which is quite scary! Today one of the looming questions has been answered. Still remains to be seen how much effectiveness will be impacted on the variant and whether further mutations **** shit up even more but regardless today was as good as we needed.Oh...I'm not saying you have a bias or a method....it's the newsflow itself that alternates
That is awesome news. Thanks.
This is with a positivity rate of just under 10% across the country so the virus is circulating WIDELY. And about half of the cases there are the UK variant (and growing). More good news today! @Aberdeen
One notable thing is that the spike protein used for J&J is very similar to the ones used for Moderna and BioNTech/Pfizer. Basically, their spike protein has been modified to be more stable and should give your immune system a good look at what it needs to attack. The wild type of spike protein apparently collapses into a different shape easily, and vaccines (e.g., Oxford) that use something closer to the wild type may not be as effective. In some sense, the J&J vaccine will be closer to the mRNA ones, even though its platform is similar to Oxford's
so, jabbing the mrna vaccine into the arms of old frail people may not be the best idea.
two 90+ year olds in the extended family both dead within 2 weeks of receiving their first shot. in both cases there were no underlying conditions/no other signs they were that close to the end.
a third who got it (younger, but in a bad state physically) has gone completely off his rocker (though did have covid a few weeks before receiving the shot, which could be a contributing factor).
Nothing in that article refutes the fact that some people might be dying from the vaccine.
It doesn’t strain credulity that a vaccine that makes 1 in 5 people sick (fever, etc) is going to be harsh on very old people.
To be clear though — I’m not saying don’t vaccinate people.
That’s moving the goal posts. The issue flagged in Norway isn’t that people are still catching the disease and dying from it after being vaccinated. Obviously that’s a risk.
The issue seems to be that they’re dying of “natural causes “shortly after getting it.
Time will tell, though this is unlikely to be evident in excess deaths given the relative size of the 95+ Population.