The vacine is currently ok up to 95% Wish it were 100%, but! Will the shots give people a false sense of security or not?
- Christin KLv 72 months ago
Few vaccines are more than that percentage of effective anyway. And many vaccines don't actually PREVENT disease (i.e. flu shots) but they limit the severity of them. I think we're battling a false sense of security NOW. It's going to be months before enough people are vaccinated to see much difference in the number of cases.
- 2 months ago
You can argue that mask wearing cause a far more false sense of security than a vaccine. I see old, fat, vulnerable people wandering around with a mask carefully positioned UNDER their nose. Obviously this is so that they can inhale the infected droplets more effectively.
- Anonymous2 months ago
When most people get the vaccine (note the correct spelling)
most people will have confidence that they can do what they want without fear.
- A HunchLv 72 months ago
First off, anonymous is incorrect. People are NOT getting re-infected with covid who have had covid. If he googles "first person in US to get covid twice", he will see there is only one person who has had covid twice in the USA. However, we don't really know if that person got covid twice. We know he has two positive covid tests many months apart. But the testing in the March had about a 30% false positive rate, so he might have been a false positive at that time. China also claims to have one or two people who have gotten covid twice.
For sure we know that the IgG and IgM antibodies create short term immunity. These begin to decrease after about 8-12 weeks of having covid. Recently, it was presented that people are immune the full time they have these antibodies. However, EVERY individual with covid has a change to their T-cells. It may end up being that the T-cell change is responsible for long term immunity to covid. The interesting thing is that this change began appearing at least 5 years ago, so many people who have gotten a specific cold over the last 5 years might also have long term immunity to covid.
Now back to your question...
There is NO VACCINE, AS IN NONE-ZERO-ZILTCH that is 100% effective. They are usually around 97% effective. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are not far behind these IF the stats we are being told is true. Realize, all we know about these drugs is what the pharma companies have told us in press releases; not a very scientific form of communication.
If most people take the covid vaccine, then the 90%-95% effectiveness is fine and we can throw our masks away and keep our businesses open. The issue is most people are not planning on taking these vaccines. Who wants a vaccine that causes you to get sick twice, don't even know if immunity lasts 3 months, and no one has studied that issue of "spoiled" vials (when it has to be kept at -75C)
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- Anonymous2 months ago
"Will the shots give people a false sense of security"
Possibly in the sense that no one knows how long the immune response from the vaccine lasts. This is what happens when you rush stuff through with emergency approval.
Ghost of Christmas Past is a moron. We do not have enough information to state that you cannot be reinfected with COVID just like you can be reinfected with the flu. And he/she described natural selection, not evolution. This is fourth grade science.
- yLv 72 months ago
Over 60/65% is the norm for calling it a win. This over 90 stuff, I find hard to believe. But even if it is just close, it will do the job of getting this thing under control.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
Once sufficient numbers are immune, the virus can no longer spread. You gain immunity either from the vaccine or by catching covid-19. The virus will take longer to disappear in the USA because a hard core of idiots won't get vaccinated and you'll have to wait for them to catch the virus. 2% of them will die of it - evolution in action.
- 2 months ago
If enough people get the vaccine, we will reach herd immunity and the virus will fade away. Pfizer estimates that that will happen in about May.
- RobertLv 72 months ago
People are stupid and will live down to your lowest expectation of them. They'll be out partying when the first shot is administered.