South African Covid-19 News and Discussions

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reactor_sa

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Does the BCG vaccine work against Covid-19?

Maybe.

Google: world ranking of academic institutions "New York Institute of Technology"
country rank 529
world rank 1447
So yeah, highly credible source right there... /sarcasm
 

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Maybe.

Google: world ranking of academic institutions "New York Institute of Technology"


So yeah, highly credible source right there... /sarcasm
If the trials demonstrate the vaccine is effective we'll be smiling.
 

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If the trials demonstrate the vaccine is effective we'll be smiling.
True, but South Africa doesn't have to do any trials, because 80-90% of the population was vaccinated at birth...

Worth reading a little of the history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BCG_vaccine
BCG vaccine is also in Phase 3 trials (as of March 2020) of being studied to prevent COVID-19 in health care workers in Australia and Netherlands. Neither country practices routine BCG vaccination.
 

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Does the BCG vaccine work against Covid-19?

Yeah, I posted this in the Corona virus good news thread and some twat came and shot me down!!! Oh look, he's here too, doing the same... :laugh: Grumpy old man...Corona's coming for you grumpy old man.... :ROFL:
 

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I bet you didn't even read the whole article.
Yeah, why bother, it's a bad news article promulgated by unreliable sources such as the WHO and the NYIT... /sarcasm
 
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Yeah, why bother, it's a bad news article promulgated by unreliable sources such as the WHO and the NYIT... /sarcasm
It actually makes sense when you compare the countries which included BCG vaccine in the vaccination package to the Covid-19 mortalities on the world map.

 

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Someone pointed that it wears of in about 15 years
Read the article before spouting BS:
The duration of protection of BCG is not clearly known. In those studies showing a protective effect, the data are inconsistent. The MRC study showed protection waned to 59% after 15 years and to zero after 20 years; however, a study looking at Native Americans immunized in the 1930s found evidence of protection even 60 years after immunization, with only a slight waning in efficacy.
I bet you didn't even read the whole article.
I can't help it if you are a slow reader. /sarcasm

Yeah, I posted this in the Corona virus good news thread and some twat came and shot me down!!! Oh look, he's here too, doing the same... :laugh: Grumpy old man...Corona's coming for you grumpy old man.... :ROFL:
Ad-hominem attacks don't add much to scientific arguments.
 

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Read the article before spouting BS:

So you just confirmed what I said. BS really? I posted the first article in the subject in the other thread, and I DID read it days ago... 'excuse me' for not reading it again 3 days later.Get a life instead of posting stupid stuff confirming my post.
If the vaccine was protecting for 60 years SA wouldn't have any TB left
 

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If the vaccine was protecting for 60 years SA wouldn't have any TB left
And again, it is NOT about total prevention, that requires a vaccine. It is about what role BCG could possibly be playing in reducing the severity of Covid 19, or improving the body's chance of developing anti-bodies sooner and even could mean why more people in SA are asymptotic.
 

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UK death rate is very high, and they've had universal BCG vaccination since 1953.
 
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