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.

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@gzt @noelle I've been using a mask since before anyone was known to be infected in the states.

Spending every free moment exploring how the gut microbiome might improve chances of safely turning on my immune system.

I'm litterally contemplating eating medically validated dog shit because of some findings that mTOR might give me the ability to be confident in the vaccine working. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/

Might make my own vaccine if this thing has a rebound during winter as vitamin D wanes.

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