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firecat69 wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 12:38 am
I apologize if you thought my post was aimed at you .
Sorry, no need for an apology.

One of the reasons why I'm optimistic regarding a vaccine is that there are multiple vaccine programmes in different countries. That's got to increase the odds of a result.
All the political leaders need to do is to ensure the laws permit & encourage acceleration of validation programmes, without unreasonable risks.
So if that means much larger trial sizes than normal, deliberately infecting volunteers who have had the vaccine (starting with the lower risk groups) and so on, then do it.
For the avoidance of doubt, if I had antibodies from a vaccine, I would have no problems personally volunteering for exposure to the virus.

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An overview of different vaccine types (general):
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/vaccine-types

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What many people do not understand is that the situation with this virus is dire. Obviously governments do not want to spread panic and I do not want to sound as doom and gloom but it is possible that neither vaccine nor antibody treatment will work. The development of specific antivirals will take a while. And, yes, the so-called herd immunity may be a dream in this case. With antibody treatment we will have first results within a month or two
(Regeneron, Eli Lilly). The best way to deal with this virus is to prevent spreading it. And the Trump government activities in this respect borderline criminal.
See, for example,
https://seekingalpha.com/article/435479 ... pportunity

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gera wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:46 am
What many people do not understand is that the situation with this virus is dire. Obviously governments do not want to spread panic and I do not want to sound as doom and gloom but it is possible that neither vaccine nor antibody treatment will work.
We know this.

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NY Times vaccine development tracker. Can be read for free, although registration may be needed.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... acker.html

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I'm not sure what to make of a Chinese vaccine approval for military use. Guinea pigs ?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKBN2400DZ

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The USA has bought up nearly all the world's supply of Remdezivir, one of the two drugs presently to help with the care of hospitalised Covid patients.
U.K. NHS predicts that it won't be able to get any more till October.

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Beximco have launched a generic Remdesivir. Whether it complies with western patents or not, if the Gilead version is not available, using the generic one seems fair in the circumstances.

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