Covid vaccine approved in Australia

SethBullock

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Good. I really hope this is the beginning of better days.

I get my 2nd shot of the Moderna vaccine on Feb 6th.
 

DreamRyderX

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Wish we had that Moderna Vaccine here in Australia......I don't know why, but to date, unless I'm totally unaware, Australia does not have any vaccines in their final stages of successful 'home grown' Research & Development. Looks like most of Australia's eggs are in one basket.....AstraZeneca....AKA.....the Oxford University Vaccine......but it touts only a 70.4 per cent efficacy rate, far below all it's rivals.


Source: ABC
The Government says it will continue to listen to its advisory panel of medical experts about Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout amid calls for Australia to push for greater access to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Key points:

Pooled results from AstraZeneca vaccine trials show it had a 70.4 per cent efficacy rate
The Government has bought 54 million doses of the vaccine and 10 million of Pfizer's
Some doctors are calling for more doses of other vaccines with higher efficacy rates to be purchased

Some infectious diseases doctors and immunologists have raised concerns about whether the Oxford University vaccine will be effective enough to achieve herd immunity, with debate over its efficacy rate........
 
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SethBullock

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Wish we had that Moderna Vaccine here in Australia......I don't know why, but to date, unless I'm totally unaware, Australia does not have any vaccines in their final stages of successful 'home grown' Research & Development. Looks like most of Australia's eggs are in one basket.....AstraZeneca....AKA.....the Oxford University Vaccine......but it touts only a 70.4 per cent efficacy rate, far below all it's rivals.
But Monk said the Pfizer vaccine is approved for Australians.
 

DreamRyderX

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But Monk said the Pfizer vaccine is approved for Australians.
Great news on that!!!!!..........Hope it gets here very, very soon, before the rumored new GB strain works it's way over from Europe! I'd prefer Pfizer head & shoulders above AstraZeneca......

I hope The Government buys more than just 10 million doses (enough for only 5 million people) which is just shy of 1/4 of the Aussie Population......
 
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SethBullock

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Great news on that!!!!!..........Hope it gets here very, very soon, before the rumored new GB strain works it's way over from Europe! I'd prefer Pfizer head & shoulders above AstraZeneca......

I hope The Government buys more than just 10 million doses (enough for only 5 million people) which is just shy of 1/4 of the Aussie Population......
Supposedly and hopefully, this first vaccine will give some protection from the mutant strain, so I've heard.

I just got a text from my best friend. He's got Covid. He says it feels like a regular flue, but it's got me worried.
 

HBS Guy

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Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are both approved for use here—not clear in the tweet I copied here.

Doubt Mum will get the shot, bit dangerous in a 100yo.
 

DreamRyderX

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Supposedly and hopefully, this first vaccine will give some protection from the mutant strain, so I've heard.

I just got a text from my best friend. He's got Covid. He says it feels like a regular flue, but it's got me worried.
Not to worry my friend.......if it helps any, please know that I pray for all those I meet every day online in these forums....here & elsewhere.....discussion friends, & antagonists, equally alike.

I have just said a special prayer to Saint Padre Pio, to intercede in your behalf, with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Son of the One True God, to protect you, & give you courage, hope, & peace of mind.....to ease your concerns with His loving Grace.......

Worry no longer........
 

SethBullock

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You do have the first shot, Set, should give you some protection?
I really don't know, Monk. I'm not educated on that. Suppose I ought to look around on the internet. I assume you have to have a second shot for a good reason, though.

I read a while back - might have mentioned here - that Johnson and Johnson was in the final stage of testing a vaccine that only has to be given once.

So far, 5.6% of the U.S. population has had their first shot. We've got a long ways to go, but I'm happy to see this started.
 

pinkeye

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Nobody knows for sure. This is new territory.
No info available as yet, so we will be the guinea pigs, for future reference.

Time will tell the story.
 

HBS Guy

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Well, human tests have been carried out, not total guinea pigs. Gonna wait a bit tho. See what happens over the next 2-3 months at least.
 

pinkeye

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I am not anti-vacc.. I 've had plenty , especially as a young girl when Rubella or German Measles was a problem..
I had the required.

I haven't had a vacc against anything now for decades.. except tetanus ...

I haven't had a cold or flu for many decades... I only use anti-biotics when I have a rampant infection, and rely on my immune system, topical applications , like for open wounds, to take care of any other probs. I am disgustingly healthy really..but I DO have old physical injuries .

So I do take medication, long-term medication ..... so I am NOT anti... I just don't live the life that makes me likely to come into contact with Covid... and although over 60, I do not feel at risk, so someone else , who needs it , can have mine.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
So.. now it is all over the news that Australia isn't getting the expected amounts of vaccine jabs and this seems a problem for some. I mean ,lets face it Italy needs it more than we do. Why would we insist when better use can be made..? It seems crass for us to complain, and just adds another 'brick in the Wall'.
 

HBS Guy

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Your immune system is breaking down with age, Pinky, so be more open to antibiotics etc.
 
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