Will a Vaccine Prevent Covid-19 Virus?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by RaySendero, May 29, 2020.

  1. RaySendero

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    With many hopes on developing a vaccine for Covid-19 virus.
    Will a vaccine completely prevent you from getting the Covid-19 virus if your exposed to it?
     
  2. F4U

    F4U Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Maybe, maybe not. We have a "flu shot" but it is not a true vaccine. Some people who get the shot still get the flu.
     
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  3. Ghost1958

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    Covid 19 is no worse than the common flu so when big pharma markets a vaccine peobably in a month , everything SHOULD go back to normal .

    Of course you have the governor/dictators in certain states whose new found control will have to be wrested from their sweaty little hands.
     
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  4. G66enigma

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    It's the intent of vaccines, of course, to help with exactly that. But 100% of the population? Who can say, at this point.

    I hope they can find a way, with this one. Doesn't cull many of the population, but it sure does spread easily and far.

    I'm all for a vaccine, if one can be crafted.

    I'm more for the erasure of fear over this thing. FDR was correct: the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
     
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  5. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hopefully. The flu vaccine is not %100 effective, but good enough to keep it under control. If not, i am sure like HIV better treatments will will arrive.
     
  6. RaySendero

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    My reason for posting was a nurse told me that;
    a virus vaccine won't prevent one from catching the virus.
    Vaccines just help your immune system fight it.
    Such that even after getting vaccinated
    you could come in contact with the virus and test positive.
     
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  7. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How long does a community stay on lock down waiting?
     
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  8. manta

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    Good question, others will decide that.
     
  9. RaySendero

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    Along this line of thinking:
    Why vaccinate kids before they return to school?
    They aren't high risk - Death rate is close to nil.
    And it won't stop the spreading.
     
  10. 7.62 Man

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    If your body can develop antibodies to the virus then yes it will work.
    Back in the late 50s early 60s parents would let their children get a small exposure to the chicken pox virus so they could get a short lived sickness & be immune to it afterwards. The only problem while the child is at home getting over their sickness they expose the rest of the family to the virus. There wasn't a vaccine for it yet.
     
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  11. RaySendero

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    So back to:
    Will a vaccine PREVENT infection and you won't test positive if exposed?
    or
    Will a vaccine just help fight it if exposed but could test positive?
     
  12. Maineiak

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    I think if the vaccine works, it will prevent infection. Polio was wiped out with a vaccine - The two vaccines have eliminated polio from most of the world,[3][4] and reduced the number of cases reported each year from an estimated 350,000 in 1988 to 33 in 2018.[5][6]
     
  13. Mongo

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    NO, the vaccine will NOT prevent Covid just as a Flu shot does not prevent the Flu. No, l am not a doctor or medical professional but there is no profit in a healthy population. IMHO this is why every "medicine" has 47 unwanted side effects.
     
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  14. RaySendero

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    Well...That's what I thought, too.
    But wasn't quite the way that nurse seemed to explain it.

    And second,
    Are vaccines cultured/produced the same way
    they were 50 and 60 years ago?
     
  15. Maineiak

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    I think the nurse was incorrect to some extent.
    It sounds like there are a couple different methods being used now, to come up with a vaccine. The good news is that they can use the research that went into other vaccines and build on that.
    There is no guaranty we will ever have a vaccine though, and if they do, it might take years.
     
  16. RaySendero

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    Maybe and maybe I just didn't ask right questions.

    What different methods have you heard?
     
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  17. manta

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    The flu vaccine is around % 60 effective and does not stop the flu, but protects enough people so we do not see the same infections and deaths as with CV19.

     
  18. RaySendero

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    manta, Good post.
    But no politics on my thread please.
     
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  19. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    o_O If i mention politics then call me out please.
     
  20. Mongo

    Mongo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You said "call you out" --- Hey Leprechaun ---"Beaver" as in Oregon the Beaver State is spelled with a capitol B over here in the Colonies. You're welcome.