It is sad we cannot produce a sterile vaccine against Covid19. Because of that, we will have to accept we will all get the virus multiple times.
But we are not ready. It is my opinion the next wave will again overwhelm hospitals. To slow the spread we need more vaccinations and the younger child's vaccine. The 5-11 was just signed of (final step CDC director signature):https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medica ... NewsSearch
But that isn't enough.
1. We need enough vaccine to let the world have the opportunity to be vaccinated.
2. We need a younger child vaccine. By this six month +.
3. We need enough booster doses to slow the spread.
My friends and relatives working the hospitals are exhausted. One relative's hospital the doctors finally laid down the law. After nearly two years a more fixed schedule. Stop adapting to a preventable crisis. They will ration how many coronaviruses patients get:
1. Into the ICU
2. Into the coronavirus ward
3. Into a leased hotel that has oxygen and nurses bringing around medicine, but get out your apps and order your own food and clean your own room.
4. How many coronaviruses patients in the ER
All others take an ambulance, tramahawk, or Air National guard flight to regions with hospital capacity.
Or be sent home with oxygen and medicines. I personally know six people this happened to, it sucks as you really must get family or friends to help you.
The system cannot keep asking so much from the medical community. Thankfully, vaccines work really well.
This will mean boosters regularly. This will mean masks and social distancing during surges. I personally know two people who cannot vaccinate due to medical auto-immune disorders. I know two people who had a parasite infection that causes such extreme pain (when vaccinated) they have been advised to skip this round of boosters; advised by the same doctor who advised me to get a booster early to protect them.
I already posted links in this thread that the next wave has started. Judging from what I hear from medical friends, it looks like the #1 complaint in the next wave will be receiving coronavirus care out of state as the system is preparing to moderate local workloads on the hospitals.
I have no pity as for the next few days I must deal with a child sent home from school with a sore throat. The pediatrician has already determined it is some other minor virus, but now to get multiple negative coronavirus tests to get this *fully vaccinated* child back into school and scramble to get my younger one vaccinated so the "scare" associated with having two children sent home doesn't happen. Ugh. I swear, most people do not understand the real hassle is trying to adapt in a world where kids cannot yet be fully vaccinated. (I shall try tomorrow.)
Somewhere in there perform my job... /rant
Good to see booster campaigns going.
Novavax receives emergency authorization in Indonesia:https://markets.businessinsider.com/new ... 1030920783Novavax recently also completed rolling submissions for authorization of the Novavax vaccine with regulatory agencies in the United Kingdom, European Union, Canada and Australia.
They are also in the WHO process (so is Sputnik V and Covaxin by Bharat Biotech)
But this doesn't say when production will be enough to matter. We are at a stage of this pandemic where quantity is needed. I hope Novavax can deliver.
Earlier this year I keep reading Korean news on how they signed production contract with Novavax but haven't really heard much about them since
I read about the talks to:https://news.yahoo.com/south-korea-says ... 05579.html
I have no idea on current status. I assume talks went stale and Korea will focus on other vaccine production (Moderna).