I'm sure that Pfizer have stated that it is as effective against the SA variation as it is against the original strains. AZ is less effective in terms of preventing infection but still very effective against severe illness.
Thanks mate.Tbf, I don't think the positivity from Kolchinsky increases any as the thread goes on.
Hope you're doing well btw.
Ha....made me chuckle.Oooh, look at you on first name terms with Jonny.
All very confusing.Not been peer reviewed yet, and they do acknowledge a slight drop off, but yes the Pfizer one does appear to be effective. They’re already working on the booster, too.
The article.All very confusing.
It was only a few days ago that Novovax said their vaccine was 60% effective against the SA variant (I think it was 49% if you did not adjust for AIDs patients). ANd then we get the reports of a very ineffective Astrazeneca vaccine.
I would find it surprising if there is a big difference between vaccines that target the spike protein but on face value that is what these reports suggest. This needs to be investigated.
Way better but still horrible cough & not gaining my full energy.
Suspect it will be a couple of eeeks before I run again but I wouldn’t be surprised if it takes longer.
Woke up this morning with a bloody sore throat but tad run down from the weekend.
Hope you are too mate?
Ha....made me chuckle.
Media reporting is really bad. That mutation is similar to the SA variant but it has occurred independently in the UK variant.
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