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COVID Vaccine No Time Soon

My doctor told me today that the earliest would be Fall 2021.

by Anonymousreply 506/30/2020

I really couldn't care less since I will not be forced to get covid shot anyway.

by Anonymousreply 106/30/2020

Well, if your doctor said it, it must be true.

by Anonymousreply 206/30/2020

Nobody knows for sure.

What we do know is that several companies are already conducting trials and governments are cutting the red tape.

Some estimates say we could have a vaccine in Fall this year.

by Anonymousreply 306/30/2020

The general consensus is that a vaccine won't be available for mass distribution until Spring 2021. And I anticipate that being vaccinated will be a requirement if traveling internationally (like Yellow Fever is for some parts of the world).

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by Anonymousreply 406/30/2020

Personally, now that Remdesivir (along with better drug regimens to manage cytokine storm) are available, I'm in no hurry to jump on the first 'vaccine' bus to arrive in the station. I'm not opposed to vaccines per se, but I won't take even a "one in a million" risk of suffering personal harm for the abstract good of society

Like when I was forced to get vaccinated for measles... I spent $100 out of pocket to get the killed-virus version (which has close to zero personal risk, but protected only me instead of conferring herd immunity to others) instead of getting the free live-virus version (which public health authorities willing to gamble individuals for the greater common good) preferred.

Right now, there ars multiple vaccines under development in the US alone. Chances are, one of the first TWO or THREE will be significantly better than at least one of the others. Unless the virus becomes markedly worse in the next year or two, gambling on waiting a few months to compare 2 or more instead of blindly pouncing on the first might not be a bad idea.

From what I've read, the main reason we've never had coronavirus vaccines is the risk of cross-sensitization... the risk it'll basically induce an allergy to something harmless. If authorities are *desperate* to get out a vaccine, they might very well decide making 1% of Americans permanently allergic to something is acceptable. I reserve the right to make a fully-informed decision for myself.

by Anonymousreply 506/30/2020
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