Liberal-leaning media network CNBC just pushed the panic button on vaccines. The ones everyone are fighting over will be soon rendered completely useless. Here comes Covid 2.0, virologists warn.
Vaccines worthless on mutants
Experts around the world are convinced that the shots finally making their way out to the public will soon be totally worthless.
The People’s Vaccine Alliance took a survey and found out that “mutations of the coronavirus could render current vaccines ineffective within a year.” A majority of epidemiologists, virologists and infectious disease specialists agree.
The alliance asked “77 experts from some of the world’s leading academic institutions across 28 countries.” That’s good reach within the narrow field of study.
What they found out is that almost a third expect mutations to “render the current vaccines ineffective” in a “time frame of nine months or less.” Two thirds believe that we have “a year or less” before the virus mutates enough for “the majority” of first-generation serums to be “rendered ineffective.” We need new ones by then.
The survey hit the news stands on Tuesday. The alliance had considerable help getting the study done from “a coalition of over 50 organizations including African Alliance, Oxfam and UNAIDS.”
Those organizations lobby hard for “equal global access to Covid vaccines” Another factor to be considered is that a full 88% of the experts are convinced that because the shots didn’t make their way to many countries, that will “make it more likely for resistant mutations to appear.”
Time is of the essence
Another thing that the experts seem to agree on is that because we’re under the gun to get something out quick, we socialistically need to suspend things like intellectual property rights. “Time is of the essence when it comes to life-saving immunization,” they declare. Some of the mutations popping up in the late half of 2020 are more deadly than the original.
That makes the “race to vaccinate as many people as possible a highly charged event.” Developers of vaccines are already working on “developing booster shots to deal with Covid variants that have become more dominant.” They are especially focused on “those first discovered in the U.K., South Africa and Brazil.”
Sometimes, in the world of vaccines, faster isn’t always safe. For instance, AstraZeneca’s blend “was hailed as a ‘game changer’ for global immunization as it is cheaper to produce and easier to store and transport than the Moderna and Pfizer shots.”
There is a small problem though. It hit some stumbling blocks which “have damaged public confidence.”
According to AstraZeneca they will help speed distribution of their product, even if a few more folks than usual keel over from it.
They’re devoted to providing access to their vaccines “at no profit for the duration of the pandemic.” They also promise “to provide the vaccine on a nonprofit basis in perpetuity to low- and middle-income countries.”