Just in case anyone is concerned about how fast the COVID-19 vaccines were produced: it is because they are variants of the SARS vaccine, which we've had for more than a decade.

COVID-19 can be treated with a variant of the SARS vaccine because COVID-19 is a variant of SARS. The virus that causes SARS is SARS-CoV, and the 2019 novel coronavirus is SARS-CoV-2.

Because of this, researchers had a vaccine ready for testing as early as January 2020. The COVID-19 vaccine had, in fact, nearly a full year of testing and refinement. It is not by any means "experimental" or "untested".

@noelle and to answer the other question people have: they can run the different stages of the drug trials almost simultaneously, that makes the process a lot faster. especially if you have a LOT of subjects and a LOT of opportunities to be infected.


@gzt @noelle I'm also taking stuff to help with crohn's disease. These have been shown to reduce the vaccine effeciacy by 50 to ~70% on a population level.

There's a good review of this here advisory.com/daily-briefing/20

This space is really scary for anyone who's in this situation because of how so much of this stuff was left untested.

I stay really well isolated because the last thing I want to do is become a host for it and become a mutation reservoir. sciencemag.org/news/2020/12/uk

Its miserable.

· · Web · 1 · 0 · 1
Sign in to participate in the conversation

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!