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This vaccine might be coming before we thought it was coming.
We don’t know what they’re going to put in it, but it probably won’t have anything to do with the virus at all, because there’s no way they could have designed it so quickly.
When reading these numbers, keep in mind that we have no idea if they are real. We have no idea if anything printed at this point is real. There are zero checks on anything, we’re not even allowed outside, and they have already started printing crazy hoaxes bigger than any hoax they’ve ever done before.
There is no way to estimate if a poll like this is real or not, but how many people do you know who are excited about a vaccine? Everyone I know – including a lot of normies – is flipping out, thinking they’re going to have it forced on them by the government. And the single reason that any Republican is okay with it is that Trump is supporting it. If that weren’t the case, every Republican would be appalled.
The United States has secured almost a third of the first 1 billion doses planned for AstraZeneca’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine by pledging up to $1.2 billion, as world powers scramble for medicines to get their economies back to work.
While not yet proven to be effective against the coronavirus, vaccines are seen by world leaders as the only real way to restart their stalled economies, and even to get an edge over global competitors.
After President Donald Trump demanded a vaccine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agreed to provide up to $1.2 billion to accelerate British drugmaker AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) vaccine development and secure 300 million doses for the United States.
“This contract with AstraZeneca is a major milestone in Operation Warp Speed’s work toward a safe, effective, widely available vaccine by 2021,” U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said. The first doses could be available in the United States as early as October, according to a statement from HHS.
The vaccine, previously known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 and now as AZD1222, was developed by the University of Oxford and licensed to AstraZeneca. Immunity to the new coronavirus is uncertain and so the use of vaccines is unclear.
The U.S. deal allows a late-stage, or Phase III, clinical trial of the vaccine with 30,000 people in the United States.
Cambridge, England-based AstraZeneca said it had concluded agreements for at least 400 million doses of the vaccine and secured manufacturing capacity for 1 billion doses, with first deliveries due to begin in September.
Now the most valuable company on Britain’s blue-chip FTSE 100 Index, AstraZeneca has already agreed to deliver 100 million doses to people in Britain, with 30 million as soon as September. Ministers have promised Britain will get first access to the vaccine.
With leaders across the world surveying some of the worst economic destruction since at least World War Two and the deaths of more than 327,000 people, many are scrambling for a vaccine.
The U.S. government has struck deals to support vaccine development with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) (JNJ.N), Moderna (MRNA.O) and Sanofi (SASY.PA), sparking fears the richest countries will be able to protect their citizens first.
Sanofi’s chief angered the French government earlier this month when he said vaccine doses produced in the United States could go to U.S. patients first, given the country had supported the research financially.
“We have a lot of things happening on the vaccine front or the therapeutic front,” Trump told reporters at the White House when asked about the AstraZenca announcement. “You’re going to have a lot of big announcements over the next week or two” on therapeutics.
Trump, during a Thursday visit to a Ford Motor Co (F.N) plant in Michigan, said the U.S. military is “in gear so we can give out 150 to 250 million shots quickly.”
Yes, as we’ve reported, Donald Trump is continually talking about using the military to vaccinate people. I don’t have any idea what he means by this, but obviously when you hear “military” you think of “force.”
I’m not taking the vaccine; they’ll have to go ahead and shoot me.
Though they might not feel as strongly as I do about avoiding whatever is going to be in this concoction, a lot of Americans have no interest in trusting the same people who collapsed our economy over a benign virus to inject them with a genetically-engineered substance in order to protect them from a benign virus.
A quarter of Americans have little or no interest in taking a coronavirus vaccine, a Reuters/Ipsos poll published on Thursday found, with some voicing concern that the record pace at which vaccine candidates are being developed could compromise safety.
While health experts say a vaccine to prevent infection is needed to return life to normal, the survey points to a potential trust issue for the Trump administration already under fire for its often contradictory safety guidance during the pandemic.
Some 36% of respondents said they would be less willing to take a vaccine if U.S. President Donald Trump said it was safe, compared with only 14% who would be more interested.
Most respondents in the survey of 4,428 U.S. adults taken between May 13 and May 19 said they would be heavily influenced by guidance from the Food and Drug Administration or results of large-scale scientific studies showing that the vaccine was safe.
Less than two-thirds of respondents said they were “very” or “somewhat” interested in a vaccine, a figure some health experts expected would be higher given the heightened awareness of COVID-19 and the more than 92,000 coronavirus-related deaths in the United States alone.
“It’s a little lower than I thought it would be with all the attention to COVID-19,” said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease and vaccine expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. “I would have expected somewhere around 75 percent.”
Fourteen percent of respondents said they were not at all interested in taking a vaccine, and 10% said they were not very interested. Another 11% were unsure.
Studies are underway, but experts estimate that at least 70% of Americans would need to be immune through a vaccine or prior infection to achieve what is known as “herd immunity,” when enough people are resistant to an infectious disease to prevent its spread.
Trump has vowed to have a vaccine ready by year’s end, although they typically take 10 years or longer to develop and test for safety and effectiveness. Many experts believe a fully tested, government-approved vaccine will not be widely available until mid-2021 at the earliest.
There are more than 100 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in development globally, including some already in human clinical trials. Earlier this week, U.S. biotech Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) announced potentially promising preliminary results from just eight individuals who took part in a safety study.
Among those respondents who expressed little or no interest in a coronavirus vaccine, nearly half said they were worried about the speed with which they are being developed. More than 40% said they believe the vaccine is riskier than the disease itself.
Bill Gates has already plainly stated that because the vaccine is being rushed, there will be more negative reactions than usual. No one knows what it is going to do, and it might do anything.
Whatever it does, there is literally zero chance that it is not more dangerous than the virus for a healthy person, because we have yet to see a single case where a healthy person died from the virus, and everyone recovers from the virus, meaning that for a healthy person, walking across the street to get a jug of milk for grandma is more dangerous than coronavirus.
But we’re being told that skeptics are “dangerous.”
“It’s not surprising a significant percentage of Americans are not going to take the vaccine because of the terrible messaging we’ve had, the absence of a communication plan around the vaccine and this very aggressive anti-vaccine movement,” said Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is developing a vaccine.
The poll underscores how the country’s deepening polarization has affected people’s view of the pandemic.
Nearly one in five Republicans say they have no interest in a vaccine, more than twice the proportion of Democrats who said the same.
Yes, because Republicans, for all of their faults, are more skeptical of people who claim to be smarter than them trying to bully them into doing things.
But not even the blacks care, because they’re not a bunch of whiny babies who are afraid of getting sick. And on the other end of the spectrum of “groups of people I am not especially fond of,” college-educated white women were also not especially interested in having a mystery potion injected into them (even though in other contexts they find that particular proposition very enticing).
The poll responses varied among certain demographic groups. Only half of black Americans, who represent a disproportionate percentage of coronavirus deaths, said they were somewhat or very interested in a vaccine, perhaps reflecting memories of an infamous U.S. government study that left black men deliberately untreated for syphilis.
College-educated white women – a politically important demographic that has moved sharply away from the Republican Party during the Trump era – were particularly concerned about how quickly the vaccine is being developed. More than 40% said Trump’s reassurance would make them less willing to take it.
To be clear, I would be surprised if they roll out forced vaccination in the next year. I am baffled by Trump’s statements on the military, and I am further baffled by the fact that he keeps saying it after so many of his supporters flipped out when he said it the first time. But I don’t think he’s talking about what it sounds like he’s talking about.
This weird stuff is going to be implemented gradually. Clearly, the timetable has drastically increased through the use of this strategic hoax, but we do have some time before all hell comes down, by my analysis.
It is possible however that people who refuse the shot will be disallowed from working at many or most jobs. However, most of us are not going to have a job anyway, so that doesn’t really matter.
I would advise all of you to make a pledge to never be injected with this mystery juice, just like I advise you to make a pledge to never start doing drugs during this economic collapse. Again, there is zero risk in not taking it, and there is so very much risk in taking it, and based on how they’ve set this all up, it seems very likely that they want everyone in the world to get this one shot, and I do not believe that can possibly mean anything good.