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Covid Vaccine

Post by peterc » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:10 am

There is light on the horizon in so much as the boffins feel that they have found a workable vaccine to combat the Covid 19 virus.
So its some good news that Pfizer, who just announced the vaccine for COVID-19 is the same company that discovered Viagra. So I believe we can rely on them, because if they are able to raise the dead, I’m sure they can cure the living.

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Post by amulheirn » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:55 pm

Haha!

I'm concerned that the stuff has to be transported at -80 degrees though. Making a distribution chain work at that low temperature to an entire planet's worth of people could be quite the logistical challenge. And of course we have the potential for Brexit to introduce delays too.

Probably there are solutions, but I'm trying to curb my enthusiasm and not expect anything too soon.

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Re: Covid Vaccine

Post by KevinW » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:18 pm

Lots of vaccines require low temperature transportation although this one is cooler than most, solutions exist. e.g.
https://towercoldchain.com/how-to-store ... requiring/
I think a lot of the pandemic problems will be eased just after Easter anyway once the sun comes back.

Biggest issue is the Brexit Ports shower, deal or no deal.

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Re: Covid Vaccine

Post by clive » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:40 pm

The Moderna vaccine only needs minus 20 degrees for storage as opposed to Pfizer's minus 75 degrees.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54902908
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Re: Covid Vaccine

Post by KevinW » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:44 am

I don't do Twitter, but got passed this. Might be of interest....
https://twitter.com/Peston/status/1328767138958610433

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Re: Covid Vaccine

Post by clive » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:39 am

After it's revealed Dolly Parton helped fund the new Moderna vaccine, scientists confirm it has a 9 to 5 % success rate!
Cheers, Clive.

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Re: Covid Vaccine

Post by peterc » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:49 pm

As an at risk oldie I am well aware that the pandemic is serious stuff but I was trying to lighten the proceedings with my first post. I'm glad we have now returned to a more upbeat posting.
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Post by amulheirn » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:29 am

My apologies for bringing the mood down!

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Re: Covid Vaccine

Post by amulheirn » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:23 am

Perhaps this is better!
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