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?
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Stay Safe and Stay Well,