Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine wins full FDA approval, potentially persuading the hesitant to get a shot
…from the Washington Post
[ Editor’s Note: Hopefully this will bring a badly a needed bump in vaccinations, but it is not expected to do so for individuals concerned about long term effects. The current bump in red state vaccinations is the high infection, hospitalization and death rate states. Local media mortality news seems to be doing the trick.
The main vax boost will come from businesses that did not want to risk getting sued for terminating employees for refusing to get a vaccine still in the experimental approval stage. Expect to see more companies requiring them, which will generate unhappiness with some people.
This could be a lingering problem with people’s lives being disrupted looking for new jobs that can require relocation, kids changing schools…but all preferable to dying of Covid.
For the unlucky ones who get it, to be hospitalized for 10 days and go home is about a $120,000 bill, which for uninsured people is a bankruptcy which would include their home. For those that go into the ICU, then a ventilator, and then die, figure about $400,000.
So for a male Covid fatality, that would be leaving a wife and kids broke, moving in with grandparents or whatever. I am surprised we have not seen any media stories about the families’ finance destruction and the bleak future they have.
Someone will get around to it eventually. We take each day as it comes, which includes one like today with the Alabama anti-vax loons on cross country joyrides threatening death sentences for anyone giving a vaccine… Jim W. Dean ]
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First published … August 23, 2021
“As the first FDA-approved covid-19 vaccine, the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product,” FDA acting commissioner Janet Woodcock said in a statement.
…“It’s been remarkably fast,” said Holly Fernandez Lynch, a bioethics expert and lawyer at the University of Pennsylvania who said careful handling of the approval was crucial to potentially persuading the “vaccine hesitant” to receive the licensed product. “You can’t have it both ways. You can’t have people saying they won’t get vaccinated until there’s full approval and then say the FDA has to hurry up” and grant that approval.
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Okay, I know that VT has a lot of writers that are Veterans and are supportive of Vaccines in general. The current Vax is not a Vaccine by any dictionary definition. The manufactures acknowledge that it does not stop you getting IT or passing it on.
The Vax has Emergency approval only. Clinical tests not due until 2023.
The ONLY reason for a FDA approval at this stage is that it will enable it to be mandated which you cannot do for an emergency only Vax.
If you want to call me a cynic feel free!
It is late where i live but will post on the Vax related deaths and reactions; if this one gets through.
I’m a simple guy with a simple philosophy. If the colonel orders you to take the hill, while he waits at the bottom, scratch your head. If he says follow me, then your chances are good.
The Generals took the shot first. Give me that. I want what he or she got.
Over complicating a simple decision can lower your chances in a highly adaptive situation.
The bug is long term, current symptoms or not. Its objectives are unknown. The vaccines objectives are known. 150 grand says , the food you eat by weeks end is worse for you.
If you don’t want the vaccine, fine. Isolate. If you don’t isolate , it is an attack. The infected person is a weapon.
DARPA awarded a 25 million dollar grant to Moderna in 2010 to study mrna vaccines. It is highly likely these vaccines have been tested to a much more stringent level than anything the FDA does. If the Generals took the vaccine, it is safe. They like safe bunkers.
Thank a veteran, who are quite casually unwitting testing subjects of many things.
The bad guy is not the vaccine,….it is the virus. It is a very easy call. Not difficult. A no brainer. Easy pop quiz. Quick investigation. Self evident. In your face. Demonstrably simple.
Pfizer – 20$ per dose (requires 2) mrna vaccine
Moderna – 15$ per dose (requires 2) mrna vaccine
Jansenn (J&J) – 10$ per dose (requires 1) viral vector vaccine
The approval process for various chemistry items in the US is many times related to finance or lack of alternative. I will be waiting a year from now to see how the efficacy percentages and approval order plays out. I would be more concerned about baby food and chemicals in the water supply. There are chemicals in the water and heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium and lead in baby food. Glysophate is also still heavily used in the US food supply. yUK
Forget Delta. And now has just arrived, Covid-22. $Ka-Ching$, more profits for your heros at Big Pharma!
It will look funny if for every mutation you will do new vaccinations every 4-6 months.
Let’s see what’s left of you in three years.
“”””Hopefully this will bring a badly a needed bump in vaccinations, but it is not expected to do so for individuals concerned about long term effects”””””
That may be true Jim, but I believe millions of people have already taken the vaccination in spite of their concerns over long term (side) effects, as well as short term ones.
I took the vaccine, even though I was initially very resistant, due to the nature of the new technology.
But, finally I figured better to have “some” immunity than none if faced with infection.
Whether through coercion, or common sense, I think eventually most folks will come around.
In our business, we tend to view the most immediate downside events as those needing the most attention. The longer term you have more time to deal with. There is no one size fits all.
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