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OT: what do y'think of Novavax? Protein vaccine, same as Hep B of ill reputation (for MS). Was it the technology that caused the problem or something else in it?
by Tom2 on Sat Mar 12th, 2022 at 02:28:14 PM EST
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My understanding to date is, Novavax completed Phase 0-IV clinical trials, unlike some other candidates, before applying for EAU/licensing and despite substantial barriers to distribution created by MIC authorities. Novavax Inc COVID-19 vaccine availability and nominal coverage is  comparatively limited by design. It obtained license for Nuvaxvid in EU on or about 21 Dec 2021 after licensing production of Covashield and Covovax brand names in India, mid 3Q2021. By then, Israel R(0) data had damaged "market leader" Pfizer mRNA reputation. Still have no clue what Novavax coverage is in S America.

eurotrib archive Novavax

Hep B, Hep A, Hep C, Hib, HPV, etc.
I'm not aware of any Hep B:MS incidence correlations. AFAIK, I've never taken that vaccine or tested pos, as child or adult. As indicated previously, I'm more disturbed by general incoherence in basic research and clinical treatment of MS symptoms.

I for one don't have objections to  conventional, conjugate "tech" and am not "anti-vax". Granted, I've had no reason based on adverse vaccine experiences to be suspicious. But I have discriminated (as adult and for my child) between FDA warnings, purported beneficial use, and statutory schedules. So I read both Pfizer, Moderna, J&J FDA applications before EUAs and was distinctly unimpressed by Pfizer's trial design [cockroach alert]. As The state limited J&J availability--even at "mass vaccination" sites--I deliberately ignored HHS eligibility "guidance," waited 5 mo until 2nd choice (Moderna) was offered by appointment at my primary care office. Extended family members (age 16-53) represent combinations of mRNA + J&J dosages, Feb 2021-Jan2022. 9 mo later--specifically because of "passport" hysteria gripping westworld--I decided to take a Moderna "booster", simply to update compliance bona fides. But I've no intention to do so again, as probability of multi-dose vaccine injury is not well understood and I truly do not want to complicate MS prognosis.  

by Cat on Sat Mar 12th, 2022 at 05:31:14 PM EST
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Thanks. From what I read it has been tested only for the earliest strains. Anyway here it is not allowed to mix and match it. Reserved to the unvaxed.
Figures climbing again in UK, DE, NL (last month were the winter holidays, lots of full low cost planes went to areas were the omicron waves was just starting)
by Tom2 on Sat Mar 12th, 2022 at 08:50:44 PM EST
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anglophone press reported otherwise.
archived Wed Jan 19th, 2022

And that's why I insisted on verifying terms and conditions for the bottle label of my last dose.

by Cat on Sat Mar 12th, 2022 at 10:14:31 PM EST
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Americans are 'mixing and matching' Covid vaccines over concerns about the delta variant, 26 July
• Some Americans say they are finding ways to get additional doses of the Covid vaccines, with some even going as far as receiving the extra shots from different companies.
• German Chancellor Angela Merkel received Moderna's shot in June after getting AstraZeneca's in April.
• Italy is also allowing those under the age of 60 who received a first dose of AstraZeneca's vaccine to get a different shot when they get their second dose.
• South Korea said last month it would allow some 760,000 people to get different jabs because of shipment delays there.
by Cat on Sun Mar 13th, 2022 at 06:32:35 PM EST
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