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Discussion in 'COVID-19' started by danbandanna, Sep 16, 2021.

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    Informative, but a US article so nothing on the Sinovac tax
     
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    **Singapore on Sinovac**
    Similarly, there is evidence that antibody levels after 2 doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine are low, and decline rapidly in all age groups within 3 to 6 months, In Singapore, booster shots are now available. All persons are strongly recommended to get mRNA vaccines as their booster (unless unable for medical reasons such as allergy or myocarditis from a prior dose). For persons who are unable to take mRNA vaccines for medical reasons, they should consider non-mRNA vaccines such as Sinovac-CoronaVac or Sinopharm.returning to pre-vaccination levels by 6 months. A third dose of CoronaVac is necessary to increase in antibodies and strengthen the immune protection against COVID-19...

    In Singapore, booster shots are now available. All persons are strongly recommended to get mRNA vaccines as their booster (unless unable for medical reasons such as allergy or myocarditis from a prior dose). For persons who are unable to take mRNA vaccines for medical reasons, they should consider non-mRNA vaccines such as Sinovac-CoronaVac or Sinopharm...

    For those who took two doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac or Sinopharm, the third dose should be taken 90 days after the second dose...

    Persons who have received two doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac or Sinopharm but are able to receive the mRNA vaccines are recommended to receive a PSAR mRNA vaccine as the third dose of the primary vaccination series.(PSAR is their approval committee)

    MOH does not recommend the use of Sinovac-CoronaVac or Sinopharm as a booster vaccination. The exception is for persons who are unable to receive an mRNA vaccine due to medical reasons, such as an allergy to the mRNA vaccine.
    https://www.parkwayshenton.com/healthplus/article/covid-19-booster-shots
     
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    I notice they have not given a reason for citing an mRNA vaccine as the booster shot, but they did write "initial data from an early-stage trial from the companies behind the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.... " and those companies have a vested interest.

    I would be interested to know if other scientific articles back their claim for using their vaccine type as a booster (i.e. a profit booster).
     
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    I'm sorry, but that's a bit too cynical for me.
    Obviously, since in most cases it is governments that are paying for those vaccinations (and for the booster shots), and because those same governments would no doubt much prefer to buy cheaper vaccines from other suppliers, the scientific advisory bodies of all these governments must be totally daft if they're all advising these expensive mRNA boosters for no good reason at all, against the pretty strong financial interest of the governments that pay those advisory bodies.
     
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    Lobbyists can easily convince politicians to buy things that aren't in the country's best financial interests. Money is power. Might not be true in this case or they might be getting a bonus by taking bribes to recommend the best booster backed by science but let's not pretend that politicians have anything remotely resembling honesty or integrity. They are the scum of the earth. Being accidentally right doesn't make them any less so.
     
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    Pfizer says antiviral pill cuts risk of severe COVID-19 by 89%

    Nov 5 (Reuters) - A trial of Pfizer Inc's (PFE.N) experimental antiviral pill for COVID-19 was stopped early after the drug was shown to cut by 89% the chances of hospitalization or death for adults at risk of developing severe disease, the company said on Friday.

    The results appear to surpass those seen with Merck & Co Inc's (MRK.N) pill, molnupiravir, which was shown last month to halve the likelihood of dying or being hospitalized for COVID-19 patients also at high risk of serious illness. read more

    Full trial data is not yet available from either company.


    https://www.reuters.com/business/he...l-cuts-risk-severe-covid-19-by-89-2021-11-05/
     
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    Google is your friend. China is using Pfizer as a booster and a plant is being built for production, but no data released, but mums the word to the general population, looks like it's for party members. UK does it.
     
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    What vax did you get NotMRN?
     
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