Vaccine not a “magic solution” to COVID-19

 
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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Wednesday that Covid-19 will continue to spread even with a vaccine and urged countries to prepare to immunize the population without lowering their guard with the measures taken so far to curb infections.

Carissa Etienne, director of PAHO, regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that beyond scientists discovering an "effective" and "durable solution" vaccine against Covid-19, countries must "Be realistic" about its immediate scope.

"This virus will continue to spread and people will continue to get sick, even when a vaccine is distributed," she said at a press conference.

“Therefore, we cannot put all our hope in vaccines alone. As it happens very often in public health, there are no magic solutions ”, she stressed.

Etienne called for continued reliance on the guidelines imposed to minimize the spread of the virus: diagnostic tests, contact tracing and quarantines, as well as physical distancing, frequent hand washing and the use of masks in public.

"I urge countries around the world to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine, but also to be realistic, knowing that these preparations do not replace everything else we must do to save lives today," she stressed.

 



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casual observer

Alberto...the definition of a heavy kool aid drinker. You really think herr trump is the answer??

1 month ago
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casual observer

Human beings are the most deadly virus on this planet. Avarice, greed and intolerance of others lead the way. We're crapping in our own nest and killing everyone that disagrees with us. We'll probably be our own demise way before the sun goes supernova and obliterates us all.

1 month ago
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Alberto

Casual Observer- the definition of an uninformed idiot who would be better server by keeping his mouth shut.

1 month ago
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Alberto

Casual Observer- the definition of an uninformed idiot who would be better server by keeping his mouth shut.

1 month ago
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eugenie

Yes it is true that most human immune systems are depleted and much in need of improvement, and yes it is true that we can expect no help from any politician who expresses differing opinions on an issue, based on the audience at the time. However, what I'm not hearing, is that the cause of these novel diseases, is the close proximity of animal species who have always been able to distance themselves from each other. It's painfully obvious that humans should not share the same environment as bats, for instance, and the more diversity lost in the natural environment, the more common new diseases become. When we have politicians who only represent corporate financial interests, and continually ignore the interests of all other living beings required to be balanced for sustainability, there will continually be new disease. You're wasting your breath and anxiety trying to decide whether a vaccine is safe or not. By the time you need a vaccine, it is already too late. If we want effective immunity, and if we want to prevent novel disease, we have to stop destroying habitat and dumping our waste on what's left of it. There is no other animal who wallows in it's own garbage the way humans do and the results have always been predictable. While you rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic, we humans are destroying ourselves

1 month ago
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Homer

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was assumed that no immunity against the new coronavirus existed in the population. This was one of the main reasons behind the initial strategy of “flattening the curve” by introducing stay-at-home orders. From March and April onwards, however, the first studies showed that a considerable part of the population already had a certain background immunity to the new virus, acquired through contact with earlier coronaviruses (common cold viruses). Nevertheless, it remains unclear to what extent this “background immunity” may indeed protect against the new coronavirus. A new study from Germany came to the conclusion that up to 81% of people who have not yet had contact with the new coronavirus already have cross-reactive T-cells and thus a certain background immunity. This confirms earlier studies on T-cell immunity. In addition, a British study found that up to 60% of children and adolescents and about 6% of adults already have cross-reactive antibodies against the new coronavirus, which were created by contact with previous coronaviruses. This is probably another important aspect in explaining the very low rate of disease in children and adolescents. In the case of Singapore, a study published in the scientific journal Nature concluded that people who contracted SARS-1 in 2002/2003 still had T-cells that were reactive against the new SARS-2 coronavirus 17 years later. In addition, the researchers found cross-reactive T-cells, which were produced by contact with other, partly unknown coronaviruses, in about half of the people who had neither contracted SARS-1 nor SARS-2. The researchers suspect that the different distribution of such coronaviruses and T-cells may help explain why some countries are less affected than others by the new corona virus, regardless of the political and medical measures taken. Analysts have previously pointed out that many Pacific countries, and especially China’s neighbouring countries, have so far had very low Covid death rates, regardless of their population structure (young or old) and the measures taken (with or without lockdown, mass tests, masks, etc.). A possible explanation for this could be the spread of earlier coronaviruses. Harvard immunologist Michael Mina explained that the “drop in antibody concentration” after Covid disease, dramatized by some media, was “perfectly normal” and “textbook”. The body ensures long-term immunity through T-cells and memory cells in the bone marrow, which can quickly produce new antibodies when needed.

1 month ago
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realizenow

This is the latest propaganda now doctors WHO are paid now saying even with a vaccine you must wear your slave mask for 2 years and you must socially distant. All fraud learn the truth of what is really going on. Look at Sweden scroll down to daily deaths chart they had no imprisonment of their population and people lived virtually normally and have the lowest recession of all Europe and are not being locked down yet again like other parts of Europe in this endless fraud that keeps happening using FAKE SCIENCE! Where are the hundreds of millions dead the Kill Bates computer paid for models predicted? Where is the huge dead predicted by those pushing the fake science Sweden was supposed to experience? NONE, why is that because this is an orchestrated genocide against humanity. Look at Sweden deaths and compare to Panama's https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sweden/ Panama is experiencing the identical pattern and it was never necessary to imprison the entire population under house arrest and destroy people financially and emotionally. See https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/panama/ you can see death chart in Panama, lock downs achieved ZERO except putting people out of work, increased suicides and bankrupting people and businesses. A wrecking ball was used against an ant hill. &&&&& There is no need or any justification for a vaccine because 99.6 to 99.9% of the world lives after being exposed to coronavirus because over 80% have natural immunity T Cells from prior coronavirus cold exposure over the last 65 years. The truth you can search is now evidence of those with a higher risk across the entire world were those who had received flu vaccines. Those that did not take prior flu vaccines had virtually no risk of death. Is there a connection? Scientist now believe so. On top of that Most of what you have read and heard from talking heads is all fraud, disinformation and propaganda against humanity. https://c19study.com this data shows the truth that has been purposely hidden as people were left to die. To sabotage HCQ use they planted more fake science in the Lancet medical journal, it was later removed BUT how many more people died during the time WHO said not to use it based on this fake science, that could have been treated and living today? Starting to see the criminal actions? THE FACTS are even without treatment 99.6% to 99.9% or MOST PEOPLE will live, so ask why people were denied over 1/2 dozen working treatments being used by medical professionals across the world successfully not just HCQ! Why are people tolerating more fake science wearing deadly masks that restrict 20% to 30% of oxygen making you more susceptible to illness and infection? if you believe a cloth stops a micron virus than you must also believe a chain link fence keeps out rats too! Neither works in reality, understand now? Think and ponder and the more questions you ask the faster the crimes will come into your understanding. Curious why they are pushing a rushed untested unproven vaccine when almost all live without any treatment and those with proper treatment almost all survived? Most vaccines take MINIMUM 7 years to make safely (even then many have deadly and serious injury to them) and up to 20 years to insure safety, yet they expect humans to believe in months they can deliver a safe and tested vaccine, if you believe that you must believe in Santa Clause too and you are probably the kind of person who should rush to the front of the line to get the needle into your vein. Enough with the lies, fraud, deception and disinformation as people suffer from hunger and suicide caused by brutal tyrannical home imprisonment sentences that destroyed the economy, their jobs, their businesses and families ***** So its time the world go after the criminals responsible https://plandemicseries.com spread the truth and stop the propaganda. People need to pay for their crimes! Start spreading the truth! Lies and propaganda that supported fake science, destructive lockdowns, destructive civil rights violations and economic Armageddon against all was uncalled for, failed to do anything and is criminal! Those behind the crimes against humanity need to be punished for their actions. It is time humanity seek justice for the crimes against all of us! Get educated and spread the truth as people need to be punished and these crimes should NEVER EVER BE PERPETRATED AGAINST HUMANITY AGAIN AND WE SHOULD NEVER ALLOW THEM TO FINISH THIS CRIME BY FORCIBLY INJECTING RUSHED DANGEROUS VACCINES WITH 100% IMMUNITY FOR YOUR INJURY GRANTED TO DRUG COMPANIES! Need proof of vaccine injury https://vaccine-injury.info/masonry.cfm This is ALL outrageous when you learn the truth of the crimes happening. Get educated as you have a responsibility to humanity to do that! These crimes must not go unpunished. Humanity must demand those responsible pay for their wicked brutal crimes.

1 month ago
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casual observer

Each year, hundreds of people are nominated, and that any lawmaker serving in a national legislature can nominate someone for the Nobel Peace Prize. Who nominated trump? far-right Norwegian lawmaker Christian Tybring-Gjedde.

1 month ago
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Harry

Didn't Trump just make history with two major peace deals? Isn't he nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize? He is the first person to actually earn one in a very long time.

1 month ago
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casual observer

trump hasn't been brainwashed on anything. He's an amoral politico who will say and do anything to get reelected. He could give 2 shits about you or anyone else. He's has been and will always be all about himself. His fear is the SDNY attorney general and wearing an orange jump suit if he is not reelected.

1 month ago
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MHogan

Yes, catch, it is a contradiction and that upsets me. I think Trump has been brainwashed on vaccines and that’s unfortunate. But who does he gave to present the other side—the bad side of vaccines? There are many scientific organizations he can listen to and consider the other side. He would be wise to watch a few good docuseries (like Plandemic, the debate between Robert Kennedy Jr and Alan Dershowitz, catching up on Vaccine Impact, The Truth About Vaccine). In fact there is almost no limit to information negative to vaccines. But I think if he counters his advisers and it goes south, he will be held responsible. He is also promoting a Fall influenza vaccine. Does he not understand studies that such a vaccination can trigger a later Covid-19 infection? He must not have been advised of those studies, just as Panamá made the same decision. It would be interesting if someone actually researched this aspect country by country and presented true trial results (countries which didn’t dual vaccinate v countries which did). But then BigPharma would lose a big market for doubling up. I wish fervently that President Trump abandon his support for many vaccines and in particular, the one for Covid. I understand Covid is already mutating. There’s no end until the public just says “No”. That may be coming sooner rather than later.

1 month ago
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catch3467

"Common sense, if I could can it to sell, I would be a millionaire tomorrow". It boggles my mind to read some of the Americans comments. On one hand, Hail to the best President and on the other hand, down with the vaccine. You know what, he is the One wanting the vaccine before the election. Isn't that a bit contradictory? Prove me wrong fellas !!!

1 month ago
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JBbrown

Vaccine, herd immunity, virus dies off from normal mutations? It does not matter they will keep this Plandemic going to the bitter end. Stoking fear over a virus with a 1-2% death rate, locking down the entire world, destroying entire world economies doesn't seem quite right. Now they tell us that since Trump has used operation warp speed to get the vaccine here 2 years ahead of schedule that the vaccine is not enough we must still stick with the new normal. Folks there's a major global reset coming and I have been saying that since back in May and June. This is all planned and it appears only Trump stands in the way of the new normal... new world order. God bless President Trump!

1 month ago
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MHogan

The “magic solution” is to focus on health—prevention and cures. If all the money lost in the economy and future money to be spent on inadequate (and dangerous) vaccines had gone toward educating citizens in preventive care, providing medicine/nutrition for all its people to support a good immune system, modern facilities and equipment to treat disease, doctors and alternative care specialists with a broader range experience and education, we all could expect less disease and the benefits that go with a healthier lifestyle. Vaccines, at their very best, do not provide immunity—a healthy immune system does not require a “rehearsal for the real thing”—which is the foundational hypothesis underlying vaccination. Nature isn’t sufficient? We must fight off every conceivable germ with a shot in the arm? And with extended lockdowns, facemasks, social distancing, and extensive handwashing, our body’s natural immune system has been shut down for 6 months. Thanks a lot and be prepared for a more vulnerable population, including our healthiest—our children. We are no longer in a national state of a health emergency—use the time and resources wisely to improve health and treat disease so we don’t need a repeat of the last 6 months of mental, physical and economic suffering. Cancel the vaccine order and out the money to better use .

1 month ago
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Oh ya

Well no chit Sherlock. Vaccines are usually about 50 % effective snd then there is the fact that only stupid people would allow some for profit company to stick a foreign body into you blood stream

1 month ago
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