- Mar 6, 2004
The Free State health department appealed to communities to remain cautious, to avoid the spread of the virus.
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From those I know about, +/- 16, about 50% declined.30% or?
MyBb poll indicated about 70% wanted a vaccine. I wonder what it is now particularly amoung younger health professionals?
J&j reporting a bit off.
Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for SA has '95% success rate'The Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, 325,000 doses of which landed in Johannesburg this week, offers 95% protection against hospitalisation and death, according to a big new study from Israel published in the Lancet medical journal this week.
The latest results are further evidence that the two Covid-19 vaccines to be rolled out to South Africans from May 17 — the Pfizer/BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson vaccines — offer real protection.
The J&J vaccine is the only Covid-19 vaccine tested in a big study, of 44,000 participants, against the B1.351 variant of Covid-19 dominant in SA. The vaccine was found to offer 64% protection against severe disease and death. It also has the advantage of being a single-dose vaccine.
Out of interest, were you eligible to get the J&J vaccine and if so, what side effects did you get? I'm having mine today.From those I know about, +/- 16, about 50% declined.
Basically, everyone that goes near a clinic has taken it plus those involved in research seem quite keen.
It's mainly software developers that have declined (they are now eligible if working in Health, it's really opened up in the last week or so).
Age hasn't been a factor. Interestingly, a few with comorbidities have declined.
This is all from a very small sample size but I still found it interesting.
Positivity rate going down again, will see if this is a trend.
I would be in support of additional measures even if it's as simple as curfew and alcohol enforcement which seems to have a decent enough effect in ZA. Every country has experienced additional waves so thinking ZA would manage to avoid a wave is wishful thinking.But the "experts" are already calling for a higher lockdown level.... unfortunately can't read beyond the first few paragraphs but headline is sufficient in this case.
Yes last Monday.Out of interest, were you eligible to get the J&J vaccine and if so, what side effects did you get? I'm having mine today.
Apparently there are a few 100 000 of the Sisonke trial vaccines that have not yet been utilised, hence this push.
Haven't been following this thread in the event that you've already stated so.
The insanity of citizens begging for their constitutionally guaranteed rights to be usurped.I would be in support of additional measures even if it's as simple as curfew and alcohol enforcement which seems to have a decent enough effect in ZA. Every country has experienced additional waves so thinking ZA would manage to avoid a wave is wishful thinking.