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Thailand’s vaccine director apologises for ‘slow, inadequate’ vaccine rollout, promises to join COVAX


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23 minutes ago, jerrymahoney said:

Yes -- I am an American. :These two are from an American university: Dr. Akiko Iwasaki and Dr. Ruslan Medzhitov are professors of immunobiology at Yale.

 

"Among the viruses that have become endemic in humans, some have also figured out ways to dodge the adaptive immune system: H.I.V.-1 mutates rapidly; herpes viruses deploy proteins that can trap and incapacitate antibodies."

 

"Thankfully, SARS-CoV-2 does not seem to have evolved any such tricks yet — suggesting that we still have an opportunity to stem its spread and the pandemic by pursuing a relatively straightforward vaccine approach."

 

So the statement in the OP "The mutations (of the virus) were something that could not be predicted, which have caused a more rapid spread than last year" was one that was shared at least by some in the academic community.

 

 

"So the statement in the OP "The mutations (of the virus) were something that could not be predicted, which have caused a more rapid spread than last year" was one that was shared at least by some in the academic community."

 

That's correct in July 2020 until Sept came........................

 

Science rapidly moved on from that study in July 2020 when Alpha was discovered in Sept 2020 just 2 months later. 

 

Soon after it was officially named a variant of concern by the UK evidenced by its rapid spread and subsequent rapid spread throughout multiple countries, not long after the South African variant was also declared a VOC.

 

So to say the mutations could not have been predicted is just untrue, they had evidence in front of their eyes but still did not prepare accordingly.

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I have this weird hope that COVAX tells them to register at their website and they keep finding it closed for the day.

It's a pity Prayuth didn't apologise to his citizens yesterday, instead of trying to pass the Covid blame onto some of them !  It just show what kind of person he really is.

apart from the chinese vaccines you did buy - 1st generation vaccines are effective against delta you just didn't buy them AZ being the exception but 3m a month you may as well not have bothered - now

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