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Pfizer, BioNTech say Covid vaccine is more than 90% effective—‘great day for science and humanity’

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Steve-French, Nov 9, 2020.

  1. Steve-French What A Rush!!!

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    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech announced Monday their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 among those without evidence of prior infection, hailing the development as “a great day for science and humanity.”

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/09/cov...ercent-effective-in-preventing-infection.html

    This is great news and all, but it seems a little fishy that this is all happening immediately after the election.
     
  2. toutadixballes Playing touch butt in a park

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    Beautiful timing
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  3. Peli Silver Belt

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    Checks and balances, it won't come out until 2021. Still needs to be approved by fda
     
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  4. thehighking Silver Belt

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    That's excellent news for the people who actually need the vaccine. It wouldn't make sense to recommend everyone to take it since over 80% of people don't even get symptoms and when they do it's almost always very minor flu like symptoms.
    And yes I've been saying this before the election, they had the vaccine ready but didn't want to complete it until after the election is over (I believe it's for political reasons).
     
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  5. Peli Silver Belt

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    It makes sense for asymptomatic people to take it to limit the spread.
     
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  6. hitcher Arguably the perfect human

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    Thanks Biden!
     
  7. thehighking Silver Belt

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    But if the vulnerable people take it then it doesn't really matter if it spreads. It's not like it's an extremely dangerous virus, it's death rate is very similar to the flu. People can go back to work and just focus on protecting those with weakened immune systems.
     
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  8. nac386 Steel Belt

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    This is the exact timeline we’ve been discussing. They've repeatedly said they were going to try to have something go through clinical trials and have evidence of efficacy by the end of the year, and to hopefully get people the vaccine sometime in 2021.

    The only reason why this would seem unusual to you, would be if you were listening to Donald Trump instead of scientists. Donald Trump kept saying people would get the vaccine this year, maybe even by election time (....and there's your only sketchy statement, a politician using election day as his timeline).

    This is good news though, and one more step in the right direction. Hopefully things continue to go well and 6 months from now people can start getting the vaccine.
     
  9. Peli Silver Belt

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    It's ten times worse than the flu but yeah, fuck math.

    We don't know who is exactly vulnerable. Young people die from it too. It's not likely but it can happen. Makes sense for people to get the vaccine. If you're trump, shouldn't you try to claim this as a victory? Technically he's still president. He should be on this.

    We really know it's the scientists that did it but might as well pull the curtain over you trumpists eyes again.
     
  10. Goonerview Gold Belt

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    Trumps gift to America.

    And you ungrateful bastards voted against him.
     
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  11. Ophydian Silver Belt

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    Everything is a fucking conspiracy for you guys.
     
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  12. Ophydian Silver Belt

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    Tell that to the 235,000 people of how much a gift Trump was to them
     
  13. thehighking Silver Belt

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    That's not correct, according to the WHO statistics it's 3 times more deadly than the flu. Although I'm skeptical about that 3% death rate since so many of those who die from other illnesses are going down as a death from covid. Young people die from the flu and other infections too, unfortunately.

    EDIT: Ya these stats are completely wrong lol my bad must have misread something. But the point remains the same, the lethality of covid is being completely exaggerated by the media.
     
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  14. Crom Cruach Brown Belt

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    Joe Biden getting it done already.
     
  15. Peli Silver Belt

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    ...flu is 0.1 percent iirc. If 1% of people die from it, it's literally ten times more deadly than the flu. Do math man.
     
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  16. Peli Silver Belt

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    Even though scientists have been saying this for months.
     
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    It is still highly transmissible and healthy people don't want to get even mildly sick. They might go to work but their spending habits will still be curbed big time. For the economy to return to normal people need to feel secure in public, secure on airplanes, etc and for that to happen herd immunity needs to be established. That means more than just old people need to take the vaccine.
     
  18. Armbars Innate Immunity Belt

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    Good news imo - How long it immunises people is the real important question
     
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  19. Peli Silver Belt

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    Doesn't really matter. If it's even as good as the flu vaccine (50%), it'll reduce the death rate to a small fraction of a percent. If it's really effective, it might be eradicated.
     
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  20. thehighking Silver Belt

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54463511
    ''The figures show that Covid-19 is a bigger risk to people than flu, partly because there is a vaccine that protects those at risk against the flu strain circulating every year.''
     

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