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Old 11-16-2020, 11:55 AM   #1
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Question NBC News - Moderna vaccine insists its vaccine is 94.5% effective...


I am really sorry to be negative but, no, I cannot be convinced that a vaccine which was developed within roughly 10 months, has efficacy of 94.5%

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/healt...-says-n1247888

I would have believed if Moderna / Pfizer have stated their products are 50~70% effective, after 5 years of development

But efficacy rate of over 90%, after 10ish months of development, does not sound realistic or believable.

The flu vaccine, which was developed 70 years ago, has efficacy rate of 40~70%

As of today we have no vaccine for SARS, MERS and AIDS
 
Old 11-16-2020, 04:47 PM   #2
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The SARS outbreak started November 2002 and Chinese researchers had a vaccine candidate ready for human trials by January 2004 - but the epidemic was contained by then and funding dried up, so they put it on ice.

If researchers can create a SARS-CoV-1 vaccine from scratch in 15 months, why don't you believe that the focused attention of every researcher in the world can come up with a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a similar but slightly reduced period?


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According to research papers published in 2005 and 2006, the identification and development of novel vaccines and medicines to treat SARS was a priority for governments and public health agencies around the world.[27][28][29] In early 2004, an early clinical trial on volunteers was planned. A major researcher's 2016 request, however, demonstrated that no field-ready SARS vaccine had been completed because likely market-driven priorities had ended funding.
https://web.archive.org/web/20200217080053/https://www.the-scientist.com/news-analysis/china-in-sars-vaccine-trial-50553
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/scientists-were-close-coronavirus-vaccine-years-ago-then-money-dried-n1150091


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Old 11-16-2020, 06:47 PM   #3
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But efficacy rate of over 90%, after 10ish months of development, does not sound realistic or believable.

The flu vaccine, which was developed 70 years ago, has efficacy rate of 40~70%
Influenza mutates so much that we need to develop a new vaccine every year. So it's not like this year's flu vaccine "was developed 70 years ago". To repeat myself from the other vaccine thread, current research shows covid mutates more slowly than influenza, e.g., https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02544-6
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But sequencing data suggest that coronaviruses change more slowly than most other RNA viruses, probably because of a ‘proofreading’ enzyme that corrects potentially fatal copying mistakes. A typical SARS-CoV-2 virus accumulates only two single-letter mutations per month in its genome — a rate of change about half that of influenza and one-quarter that of HIV, says Emma Hodcroft, a molecular epidemiologist at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
 
  


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