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    Default COVID-19 vaccines

    This is not a new topic in the public domain but with all the information out there on the different vaccines, even the differences between the vaccines I thought it'd be interesting to discuss perspectives on the technology behind them.
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    Vox has a pretty good explainer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvA9gs5gxNY), but I haven't found any explainer on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rans View Post
    Vox has a pretty good explainer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvA9gs5gxNY), but I haven't found any explainer on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and how it works.
    Thanks for sharing that link, it was very informative. I may have to watch it again to full absorb some of the explanations around the mRNA and the DNA types but I now better understand the general differences. They briefly explained the J&J vaccines towards the end of the video.
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    Yeah that video link was very informative.
    I think they left out one of the reasons why the development was short was because SARs viruses have been with us for some time so the have been developing vaccines for the previous SARS and it was easy to leap to SARS 2 ie COVID.
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    I never buy the first version of anything. Its basically "Park at your own risk". If this trial run goes well, many trial runs will follow. Its a money making bonanza.
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    first of anything is like apps, i'll wait till the bugs are through, but kudos to beta testers and guinea pigs, making it better for the others
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    I'm remaining ignorant to ALL vaccines, and will take my changes with Social Distancing, wearing my mask, and frequent handwashing with real soap.

    When Owen and Nevintech take the vaccine, I'll get their feedback on any experienced side-effects 5 years later. At that point, I might consider taking it.
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    I'm normally not averse to traditional vaccines, however, I have my questions about these COVID-19 vaccines. The technological approach used to develop these vaccines in 1/5th of the time it normally takes to develop a vaccine for human use, I dunno. Playing around with DNA is questionable and I'm yet to hear any believable facts addressing my concerns. I think it may take up to a year for the real side effects from them to be known, and then the effects may be irreversible.
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    I've watch a tonne of content on the vaccines and from my informed position my opinion is that it works but 0.001% will certainly die and they have no clue who, when or how. That pretty much the best explanation I can give.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owen View Post
    my opinion is that it works
    For something to "work" those genuinely vaccinated individuals should be able to confidently abandon their masks in public after a few days of completing all doses.
    The fact that they can still transmit something to others (in an asymptomatic state) puts a hole in your opinion. Such a vaccine does not prevent any new strains and results in a false sense of security (in my opinion).
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