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Ausmumof3 last won the day on October 11 2020

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  1. https://www.afr.com/policy/health-and-education/australia-s-home-grown-vaccine-making-a-comeback-20210407-p57h7v University of Queensland are going to restart work on the vaccine that causes false positives for HIV
  2. I think but it’s a while since I read it that there was a theory as to why the variant was more contagious - something to do with a modification to the spike protein. If I find it I’ll post it. It is convenient for the government in general to be able to blame a new variant instead of incompetence/inadequate control measures of course.
  3. Yes it would be interesting to know if the people became as ill or if the vaccine reduce severity. It seems like a pretty unformed paper - like they’re observing that there is a massive drop off of b1 but more of the South African variant and they are just putting it out there to draw attention to the fact that it needs monitoring. I guess it could mean one of three things - random anomaly that happened - vaccine protects fully against b1 but only against disease for the SA variant so the variant is transmitting to vaccinated people but not causing severe illness (not gre
  4. Speaking of variants - pre print only so possibly flawed but possible evidence from Israel that Pfizer is a little less effective against the South African variant. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.04.06.21254882v1 Here, we performed a case-control study that examined whether BNT162b2 vaccinees with documented SARS-CoV-2 infection were more likely to become infected with B.1.1.7 or B.1.351 compared with unvaccinated individuals. Vaccinees infected at least a week after the second dose were disproportionally infected with B.1.351 (odds ratio of 8:1). Those infected
  5. https://covariants.org/per-country This site is good if people are interested in what’s happening with variants. It doesn’t format perfectly in the phone and some of the data isn’t super accurate because it’s based on reports in the countries where it’s happening - some countries are doing very focused genomic testing where they suspect certain variants.
  6. Is this claim true? This guy is local to me and was working on a vaccine himself so presumably he knows what he’s talking about but I also don’t think he’s scared of saying controversial stuff, rightly or wrongly. Is J&J only 60 pc effective?
  7. Yes, it’s only been the last two weeks that it’s been clear something was possibly wrong and only the last week they’ve been saying it’s definitely linked. Which also makes me wonder something else? How sure are they about the 20 day window? Or is it just that so far it’s only been seen inside that window because the vaccine hasn’t been used for long.
  8. Apparently there’s a shortage of the sterilising wraps used in surgery https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-10/hospitals-possible-surgery-cancellation-sterilisation-wrap/100053076
  9. The side effect shows up between 4 and 20 days so I imagine Melissa will be feeling a little stressed during the waiting period.
  10. I remember 😂 I was the one like - oh well at least it seems like Astra Zeneca are being more transparent with their data
  11. Yes. Pretty frustrating to have done the right thing and got vaccinated and then have this happen. I guess the same issue applies to PNG but could at least vaccinate the over 40s there. I really wish the gov had not banked so hard on Astra Zeneca.
  12. Pfizer has filed for EUA for the vaccine for 12-15 year olds.
  13. I have wondering if this would become a more widespread issue 😞 with the adenovirus. I wonder if Sputnik has had similar issues that we don’t know about.
  14. I totally get not wanting to hand over the phone number for a family member if I thought my kids were going to do something dumb. Maybe redirecting them to the cyber crime help line or something if you have one would help. Hopefully things get better with the dds eventually. It seems like you’re all going through a rocky time right now.
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