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  1. The traditional are hit and miss. The Chinese have tried already. Flu vaccine will be upgraded to the new technology and will be significantly more effective than the current vaccine, so hopefully more of us will actually get vaccinated for flu.
  2. At the beginning of 2020 I too had symptons 2.5 days after visiting the dentist for extraction and 5 days after a dinner for 14 arriving from US, EU, and closer. Unusually cold chills and hard to sleep. At the time I thought that it could be an infection, but was fine the next day. Could you have had a mild dengue?
  3. Thanks for your research on Alexander. WSJ should have done the research which you did, before publication. Maybe he should have been titled emeritus prof. The article on which he commented is worth a read, but they are not virologists, either. https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-coronavirus-lab-leak-virology-origins-pandemic-11633462827
  4. This article appeared in NYT which offers 5 free reads per month: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/14/science/bat-coronaviruses-lab-leak.html
  5. Civets were found to be the intermediate species between bats and humans in the case of SARS-CoV-1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome#Origin_and_animal_vectors Ebola is believed to have come from bats. A friend of mine developed the first Ebola vaccine which was licensed by Merck. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola#Reservoir There have been studies to discover what animals can contract SARS-CoV-2. While many species can be infected, none seem likely as vectors. Mink were found to harbor numerous mutations, none of which were cons
  6. As to your thought about the possibility of eradicating Covid, the bat origin of this particular virus is no longer an issue if the claims in a letter to WSJ on 13 October entitled "Follow the Science: Lab Leak Is Most Likely" are reasonable. The author, a clinical prof at USC Keck Medical School, claims that SARS2 "has quite a low affinity for horseshoe bat cells". Similarity of 94-96% is actually not that close. Some earlier studies estimated that it could have taken 30 years to mutate to SARS2, but no such intermediary versions have been discovered, supposedly. So whether SARS2 is eliminate
  7. If you are talking about polio now, it has been eradicated almost everywhere, so the answer is Covid killing more children. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7034a1.htm
  8. We'd be done with polio but for the anti-vaxers who shoot the vaccination teams in Pakistan!
  9. So, my friend's sister and her family all got Covid. All were jabbed with Sinovac except her husband. He was the one who died.
  10. I would like to point out that infection with Covid is enough of a problem without any symptoms showing because it can spread easily to others whose immune systems are even less capable. We have to think of others. The question is the level of neutralizing antibodies generated by vaccination which will be much more effective than reliance on natural immunity.
  11. The Delta variant has changed the game. Antibody immunity from infection is not as persistent as from vaccination. If someone got Covid (and survived), after even a single jab their immunity is increased to levels far surpassing two jabs. So a recovered person has a definite interest in getting a jab anyway.
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