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That'll get way better if it becomes "every n months" - specific companies will take it over and run it as a business, so efficient throughput will drive bookings to keep costs down (and profits up, natch).
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I had my second jab today, but the government have already suggested that we will be getting booster shots in September. As with everything Covid related, there are more unknown unknowns than known ones.
No - the North American/European flu vaccine is usually tailored (ask Griff!) to target the most common variants seen in Asia and Australia in the southern winter months. It is not guesswork, but sometimes another variant gains a foothold in the northern hemisphere that is not in the vaccine.
If you can't laugh at yourself - ask me and I will do it for you.
However, if it doesn't provide protection for several years at least, then it ain't a vaccine.
This is dangerous pseudo-science that you are promulgating and it could cause innocent minds to reject their vaccine. i guess you'll be thrown off the forum soon.
In future, please check with your local Journalists to determine if you are allowed to say a thing or not.
For now, you'll be placed in prison for your safety.
Actually, these all have only EUA . . . Emergency Use Authorization. They passed stage 3 testing but still hadn't done the one item that is needed for normal authorization: a study of the long-term effects, if any - because that would take that five years they'd been talking about when it was all still under development. That data is developing as we speak with a huge data set - hundreds of millions - because it's worth the risk.
As for your remarks about, effectively, the need for boosters. Many vaccines require boosters over varying periods of time. I had to have polio shot boosters as a kid - the DPT shot has to be repeated, periodically, as the immunity wears down.
COVID is, like the flu, mutating at a comparatively rapid rate. It would be less rapid were it not for two items:
1) people in poorer countries that are mainly unvaccinated allowing many victims and chances for mutation. Like it or not, this needs to be fixed (enlightened self interest, at the least).
2) hoards of morons, selfish and otherwise, in richer countries who refuse to acknowledge the seriousness of the situation or (at least pretend) to think it's all a hoax. Politically, they're willing to die for their party. So they gather, travel, and otherwise super-spread COVID and help it mutate as fast as possible. Caution is for sissies!
Group (2) has a death wish and wants us all to share in it.