In the nearing quarters of the next year, many of us will be allowed to decide whether to take a COVID-19 Vaccine? To take it or NOT to take it. And more importantly, which one will you take? If you do? This is one Decision that each person will wrestle with. And sure, there is a huge amount of bad information out there.
Short Term and Long Term Effects are not ever going to be fully known. The Vaccine Recipients, these 1st Pioneers who took these Vaccines 1st, will be WATCHED for Two Years. These will be our 1st to have any Bad Issues.
But I’m thinking it will be the Mass Population that gets these Vaccines who will be the Real Test of the Effects. adverse or severe. Permanent Bad Effects?
One Giant Vaccine Developer just announced that their Vaccine is 90% Effective against COVID-19! This is good News. But I, like YOU, may not understand How they came up with that Number?
I’ve written them to find out exactly how they came up with 90%. But here’s some stuff you might like to read from the following site-
- For many people, disease will be mild. Some people will not experience any detectable symptoms. But, this is not true for everyone, and, as with other infections, science has not evolved to a point that we can predict who will become severely ill, experience complications, or die. This means, everyone should take the virus seriously — if not for themselves, then for those around them.
- In some cases, groups of people are known to be at greater risk of suffering severely from COVID-19. These include older adults and people of color as well as sub-groups of the population, like those with heart and lung disease, obesity, type-2 diabetes, and possibly pregnant women.
- And, for some people symptoms last extremely long, and lingering, long-term effects may also result, although this is another area that healthcare providers and scientists are still working to understand.
- Finally, while healthcare providers are learning more every day about how to treat COVID-19, many medications and treatments are still being studied.
And what are the Various Vaccines being Developed?
- Inactivated vaccine — The whole virus is killed with a chemical and used to make the vaccine. This is the same approach that is used to make the inactivated polio (shot), hepatitis A and rabies vaccines.
- Subunit vaccine — A piece of the virus that is important for immunity, like the spike protein of COVID-19, is used to make the vaccine. This is the same approach that is used to make the hepatitis and human papillomavirus vaccines.
- Weakened, live viral vaccine — The virus is grown in the lab in cells different from those it infects in people. As the virus gets better at growing in the lab, it becomes less capable of reproducing in people. The weakened virus is then used to make the vaccine. When the weakened virus is given to people, it can reproduce enough to generate an immune response, but not enough to make the person sick. This is the same approach that is used to make the measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox and one of the rotavirus vaccines.
- Replicating viral vector vaccine — In this case, scientists take a virus that doesn’t cause disease in people (called a vector virus) and add a gene that codes for, in this case, the coronavirus spike protein. Genes are blueprints that tell cells how to make proteins. The spike protein of COVID-19 is important because it attaches the virus to cells. When the vaccine is given, the vector virus reproduces in cells and the immune system makes antibodies against its proteins, which now includes the COVID-19 spike protein. As a result, the antibodies directed against the spike protein will prevent COVID-19 from binding to cells, and, therefore, prevent infection. This is the same approach that was used to make the Ebola virus vaccine. (To see how viruses reproduce in cells, watch this short animation.)
- Non-replicating viral vector vaccine — Similar to replicating viral vector vaccines, a gene is inserted into a vector virus, but the vector virus does not reproduce in the vaccine recipient. Although the virus can’t make all of the proteins it needs to reproduce itself, it can make some proteins, including the COVID-19 spike protein. No currently licensed vaccines use this approach.
- DNA vaccine — The gene that codes for the COVID-19 spike protein is inserted into a small, circular piece of DNA, called a plasmid. The plasmids are then injected as the vaccine. No currently licensed vaccines use this approach.
- mRNA vaccine — In this approach, the vaccine contains messenger RNA, called mRNA. mRNA is processed in cells to make proteins. Once the proteins are produced, the immune system will make a response against them to create immunity. In this case, the protein produced is the COVID-19 spike protein. No currently licensed vaccines use this approach.
But now, the Question still remains-Which Vaccine to Get and if you will get one at all? And His long does a Vaccine work? 6 months? 8 months?