South African Covid-19 News and Discussions 3

pinball wizard

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I have a freaking headache, but I do suppose it's forcing me to get a bit of a checkup.
 

flytek

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Maybe an extra strength homeopathic remedy could help :
1 part panado : 930million parts water
pretend you are an alien being looking down on earth...your civilization is several million years more advanced than we are ever likely to be...your brain is several factors smarter than ours and its connected to a massive network to aid it....those beings would look at us as little smarter than ants...
lets not try to get ahead of ourselves thinking we know everything...ok?
 
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We have placed huge orders with Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, which will be finalised in the next few days and announced when concluded, while discussions are ongoing with Moderna – we have not reached any finality.

Excellent.
 

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After reading all week about Chinese Russian and Cuban vaccine plans, decided on some vaccine tourism....Unless the government lets the medical aids to administer Pfizer.





Excellent.
The Health Minister said that the government was also looking at procuring Russia’s Sputnik vaccine and the Chinese vaccines, Sinopharm and Sinovac, with non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) already signed with most leading manufacturers.
 

daveza

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South Africa had placed large orders for vaccines with Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, which he expected to be finalised within the next few days.

Whoop whoop. I see no report on when they will arrive.

The vaccine roll-out has been handled with the usual ANC level of utter incompetence.
 
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After reading all week about Chinese Russian and Cuban vaccine plans, decided on some vaccine tourism....Unless the government lets the medical aids to administer Pfizer.

Yeah, but those will be far into the future...J&J and Pfizer likely to be the first few million in the country as contracts already signed. Also, Pfizer will likely only be in the big metro areas due to the cold storage requirements so if you live in CT, DBN, JHB, PTA etc. it's very likely Pfizer or J&J will be the one you will receive.
 

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Yeah, but those will be far into the future...J&J and Pfizer likely to be the first few million in the country as contracts already signed. Also, Pfizer will likely only be in the big metro areas due to the cold storage requirements so if you live in CT, DBN, JHB, PTA etc. it's very likely Pfizer or J&J will be the one you will receive.
Still , not going to Jhb gen on a 3 floors queue to get it, if that's my option.
 

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Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine has a 64% efficacy rate at preventing the more contagious South African variant, according to new report posted online by the Food and Drug Administration in the US on Wednesday.

The new report, prepared by the company, found its efficacy rate against the 501Y.V2 variant is seven percentage points higher than an earlier report released by the company. Johnson & Johnson previously said that the vaccine offers 57% protection against moderate to severe Covid-19 infections in South Africa.

Vaccine efficacy against severe Covid cases was 73%, 14 days after vaccination, increasing to 82% at least 28 days after vaccination.


There were no deaths due to Covid among South African trial participants who received the J&J vaccine. More than 5,000 South Africans took part in the J&J vaccine trial, of which around half received a placebo vaccine.
 

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pretend you are an alien being looking down on earth...your civilization is several million years more advanced than we are ever likely to be...your brain is several factors smarter than ours and its connected to a massive network to aid it....those beings would look at us as little smarter than ants...
lets not try to get ahead of ourselves thinking we know everything...ok?
Know what?
Be specific.
 
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