Coronavirus Vaccine in Taiwan - 2022

If people have bought into the mass vaccination solution, then it will be forever. Like everyone getting flu jabs every year, or even six months.

More realistically the virus wil continue to weaken into the common cold. Which it would have done regardless.

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Australia is doing it too (minimum of 4 months after #3), but only for those aged 65+ and the immunocompromised. As I qualify on age and my 4 months is up next Wednesday, I will be getting it then.

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Maybe make first all the oldies to finish taking the booster or even the 2nd one before moving to the 4th.

It could, but there’s no guarantee. HIV hasn’t mutated into anything less deadly. We just have better drug cocktails to treat it. And that’s probably what we’ll need to turn this into a cold; safer, more efficient, longer lasting vaccines. Perhaps intranasal tech needs to be developed, since that’s where the virus congregates. The current vaccines are… fine. But this should just be the first step towards something a LOT more effective.

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That’s because HIV is the pinnacle of viral evolution. It’s beautiful. Transmissible long before symptoms emerge and a slow burn to death where countless others can be infected before the host is killed.

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Or the first!

Guy

That’s one way to put it.

I can think of others. :slightly_frowning_face:

Guy

Or simply give them freedom of choice…

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Successful places like New Zealand did far more than that. As @the_bear would know, they did pretty extensive outreach and travelled to care homes to bring the vaccines to the elderly.

Their death rate has been the best among the COVID zero group facing omicron. Their preparation will likely be studied as a possible “best practice” model in the future.

Guy

Get an island. Make sure there are more sheep than people spread over this island. Make sure it is developed so you can pay for people to stay home. Most importantly, no one is allowed in or out.

Easy

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So presumably teachers are soon going to have to have four shots to be considered fully vaccinated. I wonder how that will go down?

There’s been zero discussion of this point. If you have a link, let us know.

Guy

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How do you know?

It’s what’s always happened in the past without vaccines.

See my answer above.

Not necessarily true.

One arguing the other side, that it does seem likely:

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I’m still going to be proved right. Just wait.

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But what about long, long, long covid. In fifty years, some will be saying we should wait and see.

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I think everyone hopes you are proved right (if they don’t, they’re crazy). I just don’t think it’s a sure thing.

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They gotta keep the fear up somehow.

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