Coronavirus vaccine thread


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Dr Fauci says 70% effectiveness is good enough for him. Measles vaccine is among the highest at 97%. Common seasonal flu vaccines rarely reach 50%.

A recent study I read about suggests that those infected achieve vigorous immune effects for only three months or less. SARS 1 lasted a year! No good luck for SARS 2 (Covid19). No word if that low level indicator stanches transmissibility.

The one good piece of news is the claim that longer term effects ought to be achievable, given how some immune reactions maintain the characteristics that can be copied into a new vaccine.

Thus, we wait until Autumn, when the scientific picture might have reports of failure and some success.