No they didnt... sixfold less effective vs the south african variant:Moderna announces that they expect the vaccine to work quite well with all variants, including the scary South African one! Good news. However, they do expect a decent reduction in efficiency in the SA one and are thus planning to manufacture a BOOSTER shot to combat it.
Good news folks. Get your arms ready. We're going to be getting needles at all angles in the next 12-24 months. Seems like we'll need 3 shots at minimum but who knows what other variants are out there or will come. I'm assuming we'll need even more.
Sixfold reduction in neutralizing titers does not equal six times less effective. The levels remain above levels expected to be protective. This is phenomenal news as there were serious fears of far worse. They're working on a booster so we can maximize protection long-term.No they didnt... sixfold less effective vs the south african variant:
Moderna is studying whether booster doses could be necessary after finding its vaccine was less effective against one coronavirus variant.www.statnews.com
Also that mtl study on the oral tablet doesnt have a good saftey background.
Happy monday lol
It's the kind of data we wanted to see. Was the best case scenario. What a fucking miracle that the first two vaccines were fucking gangbangers. Seeing a lot of companies halt their trials because of poor data which is usually the case with most vaccines. Not many even make it to phase 2. But the first two happened to be near perfection. Science >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>"Should"
Better than nothing though.
We went through something similar. Now we've been on a spring cleaning tear in January.My wife and are pretty "steady as you go" types. Don't get too high or low in times of stress. But... we're definitely getting maxed out. Watching lots more junk, eating lots more junk, letting the house get messier. So...I'll take all the good news you got!
Hasn't been much good news lately, but this particular piece of news eases all short-term fears. No data yet on the Brazilian variant but I would imagine the end result won't be much different. Vaccines will work just fine. Less effective maybe, but doesn't appear to be a significant downtick from a very impressively high starting point. Long-term we may require boosters for this and other variants, but for now we know that the current vaccines offer solid enough protection. We can all breathe today!My wife and are pretty "steady as you go" types. Don't get too high or low in times of stress. But... we're definitely getting maxed out. Watching lots more junk, eating lots more junk, letting the house get messier. So...I'll take all the good news you got!
Ya my girlfriend's family in Australia have been living normal life for ages. Most of them are in Perth, which nipped it with extreme lockdown measures and state border closures basically as soon as they saw cases. They've been mask-less, restaurants open, sporting events etc. etc. since like April or May.
Granted, Perth is one of the most isolated major cities in the world. But Australia in general has done a good job. Forcing international arrivals into lockdown hotels with security guards etc. When we were talking to her family in Melbourne during their outbreak and they weren't allowed to go 5km from their house, I thought that seemed pretty draconian. But look at them now.