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Re: That's probably the code for he is dead

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Meanwhile, the vaccine for the common cold is still elusive.....

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Different sort of virus.

Bicycles and oil tankers are both forms of transport but quite different.

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Perhaps someone with more knowledge can correct me but isn't CV like flu (constantly mutating) so could be with us for years and we will therefore probably need regular vaccinations?

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tim17 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:22 am
Perhaps someone with more knowledge can correct me but isn't CV like flu (constantly mutating) so could be with us for years and we will therefore probably need regular vaccinations?
It seems to be more stable than flu and cold viruses even though they all belong to the broad group of coronaviruses.

The common cold viruses mutate rapidly so a vaccine is unlikely. Influenza viruses mutate less rapidly but there are 4 main groups and many subsets so the flu vaccine is a best guess at which particular strain(s) will evolve for that flu season.

For CV19, if it remains reasonably stable then a vaccine should be possible.

Some viruses are very stable, Smallpox for example, and can potentially be eradicated by mass vaccination.

Probably the most important barrier to successful eradication of CV 19 is not so much developing a vaccine, it's more that it is deployed universally. In these days of anti-vax stupidity that is by no means an easy task.

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By stable I guess you mean doesn't mutate greatly, however I thought it already had mutated and there are different strains throughout the world and even within different areas of the same country.

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tim17 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:02 am
By stable I guess you mean doesn't mutate greatly, however I thought it already had mutated and there are different strains throughout the world and even within different areas of the same country.
There are. What matters is the antibody response and that it recognises CV19 in the same way that we can tell a human from a chimpanzee even though every human is different.

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Thankfully:

AstraZeneca’s CEO, Pascal Soriot, said the woman who suffered the suspected adverse effect is recovering and is expected to leave hospital today.

from https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-heal ... -hit-rare/

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