Vaccine for Covid-19 Availability

The news of the day is the announcement of the results in the 3rd phase of human trials for the new vaccine for Covid-19 from Moderna Pharmaceuticals, which has produced the desired effects, that is signaling the body to produce "killer T" cells to combat the infection and rev up the immune system to battle this infection. While I applaud their efforts, it is unlikely that those, who received a Tx and on immunosuppressant meds will be benefiting from this discovery, at least not initially. 

This vaccine has shown efficacious in the testing at a remarkable 100% success rate with minimal side effects (muscle pain and headaches.) There are numerous vaccine projects being developed by pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Hope is that distributions will begin early in 2021.

Ethical questions abound with this press release, such as; who will receive this two-part vaccination first? Will it be distributed to those most ill/vulnerable, are those able to afford better care in the front of the line, what are the long-term effects and how long will immunity last? 

Please reply with your ideas and feelings on this subject?

Stay Safe and Stay Well,

KB(Norm)

 

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  • That is indeed great news. I hope that the supply chain gears up to ensure the distribution to every nook and corner of the world.

    • It is unclear if this vaccination can be used for Tx recipients. No news about this has been released as of today, about this aspect of immunization. There are presently 25 formulations in some phase of human trials from different pharmaceutical manufacturers. I am confident that once a safe effective vaccine is produced, world-wide distribution will begin. There is hope!

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