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Minivanman
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Joining the queue.

So who is going to be joining the queue for the new Covid vaccine 

I guess we all are apart from those that don't believe in them, but it's going to take some time with a lot of pushing at the back. Front line workers first of course.... followed by politicians, royalty and those that can afford to pay a lot extra. Being cynical about that last three of course but within the realms of realism.

More hoops to be jumped through with testing and validation, but good news if that 90% figure turns out to be true and good news for those ancients like myself convinced they'd be shoving off this mortal coil earlier than expected should they catch it.

Not hanging out the flags yet, and let's not forget all those businesses that have gone bust and all those jobs that have been lost and that as sure as eggs, there is yet another nasty just waiting to emerge.

There you go, feeling better already. 😊

 


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@Minivanman wrote:

So who is going to be joining the queue for the new Covid vaccine 


Not me. I'm not a denier, but I believe this will be around for a long time to come. Not rushing into a quickly tested vaccine when they normally take years to get right.

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More than a year I think, a lot more but we can we really wait until it's fully tested? I most certainly can't and neither can those front line workers more especially those working in hospitals.  

It might work if we take it, it won't work if we don't is my way of thinking.


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I'm 50/50 to be honest.

I know the risks, and I have a fair bit of an idea of what a vaccine actually is. Some bodies can take it, and some can't.

Having had people ill near before before it all happened. I still wonder if it could have been that or maybe something else. For me, if it is an IT problem I will try and find a solution.

With human bodies I sit there stressed and freak knowing I haven't got a clue what is really the right answer. Life would be so simple if IT we're as simple as life is.

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50/50 of winning the lottery?

Count me in! 😎


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@Minivanman wrote:

@Marksfish 

More than a year I think, a lot more but we can we really wait until it's fully tested?


I was unlucky enough to work at a medical research establishment in the early 90s where they tested Thalidomide, so I have seen the results of the experiments that were hidden away in the archives. I know methods have moved on since then and that the drug is now safely used for other illnesses, just not the one they developed it for. Not saying it would happen again, but the big rush to market and the huge financial rewards, who knows?

I have been lucky enough to only know 3 people to have caught it. One was my next door neighbour who went into hospital with chronic heart failure. He came out 4 days later and had to be rushed back in as he caught covid in the hospital ward. He is fully recovered (from both) now. My brother is a delivery driver and has recently been diagnosed positive, he has passed it onto his Wife.

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If you order one on-line from Amazon it comes complete with its own cryogenic unit.

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Well yep, I suppose my 50/50 was not right but it takes a difficult person to do that.

Or either they're getting paid a score or a pony (£20 or £25) to have a test carried out on them which could cause them permanent damage if your body says "No".

Not a risk my brain (or what's left of it anyway) or body would want to do for that money. Or even any come to think of it.

 

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As I understand it two injections of the proposed vaccine are required, given three weeks apart.  I wonder how many will fail to turn up for the second one.

The vaccine is developed by Pfizer who, some years ago, tried to develop a drug for hypertension and angina, and ended up with Viagra.  Perhaps we should be on the lookout for unexpected tumescence after being vaccinated.  Scientists in Argentina have discovered that Viagra helps hamsters recover from jetlag.  I wonder if anyone has asked their GP (or vet) to prescribe Viagra with the excuse, "I'm taking my hamster with me on holiday to Thailand and he suffers terribly with jetlag." 😀

 

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Might be helpful to keep in mind that a trial vaccine developed by the Chinese has been halted in Brazil, no further details have been given by BBC news.

Of course there is no link to the vaccine being developed by Pfizer.

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Indeed, and they rushed it out even quicker Pfizer did - and why was it not tested in China, or was it?

Amazing that it has been done in a couple of years when typically it take years longer and although GP's are saying they'll be "geared up for distribution", how is that going to work given that this particular vaccine has to be kept at below minus 80 °C. 

I'm guessing if and when the general population get the jab, it will be by way of our local hospitals.

Sounds like fun. 

 


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....or tents on car parks.

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Even more fun. 😄


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I'm not keen on the idea of having it. While i do believe the 90%+ success rate, i can't help but think it's long term effects haven't been given long enough to surface. Just look at other things like thalidomide for example and the awful effects that were created there by over confident scientists who knew what they were doing.

I can't help but feel the world is rushing into this vaccine business far too quickly. Hopefully it will be fine but if it isn't and it does have problems then we could be sleep walking into a whole new nightmare.

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