American Consequences - September 2020

THE OCTOBER VACCINE SURPRISE In sum, this explains why we can get a vaccine for COVID-19 approved by the U.S. FDA

case fatality rate of 50%... It kills quickly, and it spreads broadly. Compared with that, severe side effects are acceptable... 18% of vaccine recipients reported joint pain and 9% reported new arthritis symptoms from the vaccine. None of the controls reported any extra arthritis symptoms. So while these are serious side effects, they’re also better than dying. For COVID-19, which is a lot less fatal in the aggregate – running at about a 2.5% case fatality rate – we can’t accept as high of a threshold for severe side effects. And yet we are seeing serious side effects in some early-stage COVID-19 vaccine trials...

for emergency use by October 20, 2020. But it leaves a major question unanswered: What are the side effects that someone would face when they get this vaccine? See, when doctors talk side effects for vaccines, they are weighing the side effects against the disease the vaccine is designed to prevent. For example, look at the newly approved Ebola vaccine... Made by pharma giant Merck, it won FDA approval in December 2019. Ebola can have a


The Two Daves Square Off… Dave Lashmet Talks With Dr. David Eifrig About the Vaccine (video and transcript) Dave shows us how the SARS-CoV-2 virus attacks a cell and how researchers will use that “spike” to develop a vaccine. But don’t get in line for your dose just yet... Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker This vaccine tracker by the New York Times updates the latest on the COVID-19 vaccines in real time, and also details the development cycle of a vaccine from lab to clinic. U.S. government slow to act as anti- vaxxers spread lies on social media about coronavirus vaccine “We see more vaccine hesitancy with the COVID vaccine than with other vaccines. We know that. This concerns us...”

COVID vaccine: ‘8,000 jumbo jets needed’ to deliver doses around world Shipping a coronavirus vaccine around the world will be the airline industry’s biggest challenge ever, requiring the equivalent of 8,000 jumbo jet planes to get a single dose to 7.8 billion people... China Injects Hundreds of Thousands With Experimental COVID-19 Vaccines Among the hundreds of thousands who have been injected with experimental vaccine doses from CNBG, the Sinopharm subsidiary, are mainland China-based employees of Hong Kong-based Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings. Coronavirus: Whowould get the vaccine first? Unprecedented steps are being taken to ensure roll-out of the vaccine is global. But there are concerns that the race to get one will be won by the richest countries, at the expense of the most vulnerable.


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