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Astra Zenica has a candidate.

It’s 70% effective with one shot, 90% with a booster shot a month later.

It will be sold at cost. $4.

It can be stored in a normal refrigerator instead of an industrial sub zero freezer and will last 6 months.
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My son-in-law is a test subject for this vaccine--he read the science first, then volunteered (he's a cancer researcher). He doesn't know if he got placebo or vaccine and hasn't received the second shot yet.
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It’s 70% effective with one shot, 90% with a booster shot a month later.

Not quite.

https://apnews.com/article/astrazeneca-vaccine-third-cheaper...

There were two dosage combinations tested. There was no single-shot testing.

1. Two full dosages (30 days apart?)--62% effectiveness.

2. First shot--50% dosage. Wait 30 days. Second shot--Full dosage. 90% effectiveness.

Combining the results of the two dosages tested yielded a total average 70% effectiveness.
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It’s 70% effective with one shot, 90% with a booster shot a month later.

I remember hearing that the flu vaccine is usually about 70% effective so that's great news.

But now comes the hard part. How careful should the regulators be about releasing this to the general public? Side effects could take months to become apparent.

Then there are the anti-vaxers. What do we do about them?

And who is going to coordinate distribution of these vaccines? Unfortunately we have an outgoing president who is such a dope that he won't work with Biden. So coordinating distribution of a vital treatment is going to be a political football.

I wish I could be more optimistic.
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Good luck to him and to all of us!

Ken
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