Zynerji wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:15 pm
Jolle wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:57 pm
Most likely yes I presume. Not only are many countries still in full or partial lockdown, the virus has mutated in a even faster spreader. It will probably take full 2021 to get everyone a vaccine, if, the Facebook anti science madness doesn't gain anymore traction with large groups of people turning into anivaxxers... then we're in this for another few years...
Even this guy says it's not a cure, just a symptom suppressor...
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ction.html
I know the rules, but as a medical professional I feel the need to dispute this in a factual way. While I don't know what vaccines he was talking about or how those particular ones work, I can speak a little about the 2 that are being rolled out already in the UK.
The Oxford and Pziser vaccines work in different ways and I don't understand the microbiology of those enough to try and explain the techniques, but both work by activation of T cells which are part of the body's immune response system. Importantly they are the cells often nicknamed "memory" cells when teaching basic immunology. They are the important ones in that they give lasting immunity. How lasting? That is still to be answered, but we're talking at least months if not years.
In fact, the Oxford vaccine (I'm currently untaking training to be able to administer it at work) can actually produce symptoms as a side effect, just like a flu vaccine can produce mild flu like symptoms.
I don't know exactly what Dr Fauci said before it got edited by journalists with a story to sell, but he would know this and would agree that it is actually taken as a sign that the vaccine is effective because those symptoms are a byproduct of the body's immune response. Which is exactly what we aim to trigger with vaccines.