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Encouraging news this AM that based on early data Pfizer's COVID vaccine may be up to 90 percent effective: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/pfizer-says-early-data-signals-covid-19-vaccine-is-effective-1.5794899 A good amount of optimism, but at the same time caution that even if all other hurdles are cleared we wouldn't be looking at widespread implementation until next year... i.e. the same COVID fundamentals that applied yesterday continue to apply today and into the foreseeable future! PS... respectfully ask that this thread be free of other countries' politics please and thanks
Another vaccine in development (Moderna) is being reported as 94.5% effective based on data so far. As with Pfizer, important to keep in mind that if it eventually does meet markers for approval we are still talking months away before potential widespread deployment meaning this shouldn’t change a thing about how people respond in the present serious situation we are facing.... but between the two, it sure sounds like there’s real reason for hope. Please read reputable media reports in full on vaccine developments to be as informed as possible...
Pfizer now with data at 95% effective and no serious side effects... includes better than 94% in adults age 65+! Moving onto the next step: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/health/pfizer-coronavirus-vaccine-safety/index.html PM Trudeau commented yesterday on what could be next for Canada, cautioning not to let guard down in the months ahead: https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/coronavirus/2020/11/9/1_5180829.html Recent survey (taken before the safety announcement) had the number now up to 69% who would take if available in the Spring, 22% that wouldn’t: https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/11/17/canadians-covid19-vaccine-poll/amp/
Can't stress enough going forward to monitor true, official sources and real medical professionals for info on either vaccine, their effectiveness or safety and the potential deployment in the months ahead. You can expect misinfo and maybe even politicization to fire up on this topic just as it has with others but when it comes to the potential in the months ahead to ease what this virus has done to the community, province, country and planet this isn't the time for anything but real, trustworthy facts!
Roussin: Manitoba anticipating vaccine in January with some degree of optimism but quantities will be low at first."We'll be dealing with this virus for many more months, probably a year."— Bartley Kives (@bkives) November 18, 2020
Roussin: Manitoba anticipating vaccine in January with some degree of optimism but quantities will be low at first."We'll be dealing with this virus for many more months, probably a year."
Pfizer onto the next step... https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/pfizer-vaccine-emergency-regulators-1.5809397
A story CBC had posted last night on vaccine potential from a Manitoba perspective:
Three straight Mondays, three straight encouraging vaccine developments. This time AstraZeneca saying late stage trials show up to 90% effective: https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5812268
From the link below, in Canada a vaccine could potentially be approved early in 2021: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-canada-vaccines-idUSKBN2832UX
From the link below, the Prime Minister is saying that the majority of Canadians should be vaccinated by next September: https://globalnews.ca/news/7488324/vaccine-coronavirus-trudeau-nato-fortin/
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