Every COVID-19 vaccine and treatment in development and on trial, so far.

Gordon_R

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Messages
16,023
Producers are only expected to make two million doses of the vaccine by the end of the year.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, who announced the programme earlier in the week, said it was being offered to people in the city of 13 million who work in schools and the health service, and social workers.
 

Gordon_R

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Messages
16,023
More options:
The idea is to give people a shot of the Pfizer vaccine followed by a dose of the Oxford one a few weeks later or vice versa, rather than two doses of the same vaccine.

The hope is that it will make the immune system produce two responses strongly - antibodies and T-cells - to combat Covid.
 

Gordon_R

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Messages
16,023
Broad details of US rollout, and efficacy footnote:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found no safety concerns to stop approval of the vaccine and meets on Thursday to make a formal decision.

Although two doses are needed to offer full protection, the first jab prevented 89% of the most severe cases.
 

Gordon_R

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Messages
16,023
Interesting report:
3cfef93b53884d449a45c76909771feb.jpg
 

ISP cash cow

Executive Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2011
Messages
6,163
thanks for this Gordon, I was wondering what actually happened to the Russian vaccine which they claimed had been rolled out in August already.

Seems they are now only running actual large population trials on it at the moment.
 

Gordon_R

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Messages
16,023
Another type of vaccine, perhaps more suitable for worldwide use:
Sinovac will be able to produce 300 million doses a year in its newly built 20,000 sqm production plant, its chairman told state media outlet CGTN.

Like all the other vaccines, it requires two doses, which means it is currently only able to inoculate 150m people a year - just over a tenth of China's population.

However, it has already delivered doses to Indonesia, and Sinovac has secured other deals with Turkey, Brazil and Chile.
 
Last edited:

Gordon_R

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Messages
16,023
Preliminary data on Sinopharm from the UAE:
People from 125 nationalities took part in the trial, UAE state news agency Wam said. It began in July and the vaccine was given emergency authorisation for use by UAE front-line workers in September.

Senior officials, including UAE Vice-President and Dubai ruler Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, were given doses in November.
 

Gordon_R

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Messages
16,023
Vaccines can fail completely, due to unexpected effects:
The vaccine had been in stage one of trials, and proving to be effective in making antibodies.

But it also generated HIV antibodies in some recipients - which meant it showed false positives for HIV. Further testing proved the HIV wasn't there.

CSL and UQ said fixing the flaw would take about a year, prompting a decision to abandon the trial.
 

Gordon_R

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Messages
16,023
Get your head around this one:
There are reasons to think this might be beneficial for the Oxford and the Sputnik V jabs.

Both use harmless viruses to deliver the important part of the vaccine (a bit of the coronavirus' genetic code) into the body.

The risk is the body becomes immune to the "viral postman" making the second or booster jab less effective.
This is one explanation for why Oxford had better results from giving someone a half dose followed by a full one, rather than two normal doses.

Other vaccine combinations are also planned in the hope that approaching the challenge from different angles will lead to better results.
 

Grant

Honorary Master
Joined
Mar 27, 2007
Messages
51,729

Grant

Honorary Master
Joined
Mar 27, 2007
Messages
51,729

neoprema

Expert Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2016
Messages
4,405
Just been reading an article on long term covid effects people can have. It’s like a horror story! :oops:
and a vaccine won’t undo it either, just prevent a reinfection
 

Gordon_R

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Messages
16,023
Just been reading an article on long term covid effects people can have. It’s like a horror story! :oops:
and a vaccine won’t undo it either, just prevent a reinfection

True, but please post the link.
 
Top