I wrote a plea that we focus on the most relevant outcomes from the vaccine trials: their amazing ability to stave off terrible outcomes. So far, in "all trials, there has not been a single death or hospitalization among people vaccinated. Not one. Zero."https://zeynep.substack.com/p/why-you-should-take-any-vaccine …
yeah I just was another one of these putting a pessimistic spin on good vaccine news.https://twitter.com/ariehkovler/status/1357411450864680961 …
We seek more than to avoid death, we seek to return to life. In a sense a vaccine that does not prevent transmission is not better than social isolation. We are looking to improve on that. We want to get back to a "hug grandma" kind of normal.
Well you can hug grandma if all you’ll give her is the equivalent of a bad cold.
What about the vaccine trials that didn't succeed? GSK and Sanofi, off the top of my head.
meaningless chart, what you need to show is chart comparing vaccinated vs control group during same period I don't say the vaccine is not useful for this age group, but these linked charts don't justify it, because there are many factors at play
These trials were not powered to look at those outcomes. Others are talking misleadingly of 100% efficacy against severe disease, but in truth there's still a lot of uncertainty.
To state these were "thoroughly tested" is very misleading. 70+, children and pregnant women were all very small test groups (if any pregnant women at all). There are many adverse affects. They didn't test it on the most vulnerable (80+). Many questions yet to be answered.
they definitely tested it on 80+ but they were very small group of participants, while 80+ group has by far biggest share on COVID deaths I honestly don't understand what's the point of testing vaccine in young heathy people who are not at risk from COVID instead ppl at risk
My mom was given a choice between Pfizer and Moderna when she went in for her first shot today (Philadelphia). She rolled up her sleeve and said “I don’t care.”
well yeah, I'd like to hear her if she would be offered AZ or Sinovac