New Strains Of COVID Could Render Vaccines Completely Useless, And 2 Dangerous New Strains Are Already Spreading

This is scary news, guys, please read for yourselves.

What if all of the assumptions that people are making about this COVID pandemic are completely wrong?

When Pfizer announced that they had developed a successful vaccine for COVID, the world cheered. And then when Moderna announced that they had developed a successful vaccine for COVID, the world cheered even more.

But COVID has been mutating, and scientists assure us that it will keep mutating. So what happens if the vaccines that are being developed end up being completely useless against new mutant strains of the virus? Would that put us all the way back to square one (or even worse)?

To put this problem into perspective, let’s talk about the flu for a moment. Every year, health authorities come up with a flu vaccine that they think will be effective against the variation or variations of the flu that they believe will be dominant in that particular year. Most people simply assume that a “flu shot” will provide them with complete protection against “the flu”, but that is actually not true at all. In some years the match between the flu vaccine and the variations of the flu that are running around is pretty good, and some years that is definitely not the case.

The following comes from the official CDC website

[INDENT]During years when the flu vaccine is not well matched to circulating influenza viruses, it is possible that little or no benefit from flu vaccination may be observed. During years when there is a good match between the flu vaccine and circulating viruses, it is possible to measure substantial benefits from flu vaccination in terms of preventing flu illness and complications. However, even during years when the flu vaccine match is good, the benefits of flu vaccination will vary, depending on various factors like the characteristics of the person being vaccinated, what influenza viruses are circulating that season and even, potentially, which type of flu vaccine was used.[/INDENT]
At this point, Pfizer and Moderna both seem convinced that their vaccines will be effective against the dominant strain of COVID that is currently sweeping across the globe.

But what if a new strain becomes dominant?

In Denmark, a new strain of COVID that is being passed to humans from minks was considered to be so dangerous that the government actually announced that they would kill all 17 million minks in the entire nation

[INDENT]The government of Denmark shocked the world a few days ago when it announced it would slaughter as many as 17 million minks in the country, effectively destroying the entire mink fur industry in the country. The officials opted for this radical option because of the novel coronavirus, as the pathogen developed a potentially dangerous mutation inside the captive mink population. Reports from the country said that the mutated coronavirus has already infected at least 12 people. Researchers are worried that the new strain might be so dangerous that it could effectively render the current COVID-19 vaccine candidates useless. A new report now delivers more troublesome news, as some researchers think that the mutated coronavirus strain has pandemic potential. Others, meanwhile, are calling for calm.[/INDENT]
Thankfully, after a tremendous uproar the Danish government decided not to kill all the minks.

But this strain is still spreading, and as the quote above noted, this new strain “could effectively render the current COVID-19 vaccine candidates useless”.

In other words, if this Denmark strain becomes dominant it may force the vaccine companies to go back to the drawing board.

Meanwhile, we just learned that “a fast-spreading new strain of COVID-19” has popped up in Australia

[INDENT]South Australia is battling a fast-spreading new strain of COVID-19 as it prepares for a six-day lockdown to attempt to contain the virus.[/INDENT]
[INDENT]A COVID-19 cluster in Adelaide’s north grew to 22 on Wednesday as thousands of people continued to flock to testing stations.[/INDENT]
The reason why authorities decided to lock down all of South Australia for six days is because this new strain appears to be far more contagious than previous strains

[INDENT]A strain of Covid-19 behind an outbreak in South Australia may be spreading up to five times quicker than normal, officials fear.[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Concerned health bosses say the incubation period — how long it takes for someone to show symptoms after getting infected — was ‘very very short’.[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Professor Nicola Spurrier, chief health officer for South Australia, claimed people are becoming contagious within 24 hours of catching the virus. She said the particular strain behind the outbreak had ‘certain characteristics’.[/INDENT]
If it is true that this new strain spreads five times more rapidly than older strains, it could easily become dominant.

And if that happens, the vaccines that have been developed may not be of any use at all.

We just don’t know at this point.

But what we do know is that COVID will continue to mutate in the months and years ahead, and that could potentially create massive headaches for vaccine developers.

As for the vaccines that have already been created, some experts are pointing out that there is so much that is unknown about them.

Most people assume that these new vaccines are similar to other vaccines that they have previously taken, but that is definitely not true.

These new vaccines are in an entirely new class all by themselves. They are known as “messenger RNA” (mRNA) vaccines, and they work by hijacking the protein-making machinery in your cells

[INDENT]When Moderna was just finishing its Phase I trial, The Independent wrote about the vaccine and described it this way: “It uses a sequence of genetic RNA material produced in a lab that, when injected into your body, must invade your cells and hijack your cells’ protein-making machinery called ribosomes to produce the viral components that subsequently train your immune system to fight the virus.”[/INDENT]
[INDENT]“In this case, Moderna’s mRNA-1273 is programmed to make your cells produce the coronavirus’ infamous coronavirus spike protein that gives the virus its crown-like appearance (corona is crown in Latin) for which it is named,” wrote The Independent.[/INDENT]
I certainly do not want my cells “hijacked”, and nobody has any idea what the long-term effects will look like.

And even if you take one of these new vaccines, it could end up doing no good for you at all if a different strain emerges and becomes dominant.

Unfortunately, I believe that we have entered an era of global pandemics, and I am convinced that all of this enthusiasm about the vaccines that have been developed is completely misguided.

We know that COVID will continue to mutate, but we have no idea at all if the current vaccines will be effective against those future strains or not.

If fighting diseases was easy, we would have eradicated the common cold and the flu long ago.

But we haven’t, and we won’t be eradicating COVID either.

Even now, dangerous new strains of COVID are emerging, and I have a feeling that it is going to be COVID that is going to have the last laugh.


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The vaccine

China already told us that we should waste our time with vaccines. Na hao ndio wanajua hii mnyama proper!

Trump told us it will pass…
god bless him

Trump virus spreads like a bitch on heat.

Mouth wash kills the virus in 30 second according to a research.

[COLOR=rgb(41, 105, 176)]So pessimistic. Your solution? Quit researching vaccines and jump off the nearest bridge? Try posting something positive once in a while or increase your dose of antidepressants.

Upuss. Basic biology should tell you that a virus mutates from time to time. Focus should mainly be on prevention. Ulisomea kwa dirisha?

What are you on about?

Excuse you?? You need to keep your lane. Coming here telling me what to post, the nerve.

Pfizer na moderna are pulling a heist.

Some pple are like clouds, when they go away the sun shines. When you are making steps of progress, they will tell you how the scientists have discovered a huge hole in your path and how you are bound to be swallowed by the hole

Let’s ingia the nearest bunkers boyz n ghels it’s the beginning of the end. Maybe nature be trying to stem population explosion exceeding earth carrying capacity. The virus may only get more lethal with time and through some darwinism keep weeding off some susceptible sekshens of the population. Maybe this is evolution lyf lyf Homo sapiens wamefika mwisho and it’s the dawn of Homo sth else

Always cite your work. Fala hii

The Homos were other advanced races civilizations. Now we are going to have the Homo Stupident, a very energetic and stupid being that will be controlled by AI.

Rink? Their companies are already in stage 3 trial so nataka kuona hiyo muchene yako

Touched a nerve did I?

Its all conspiracy theories with this one. Very low on evidence. If you ask me, a desservice to the membership here that can unfortunately lead to real world harm.

You’re right.
From NPR…

Denmark’s agriculture minister has resigned amid backlash to the government’s order to cull all of the country’s mink population.

Mogens Jensen stepped down on Wednesday. He released a statement in which he said his ministry had made a mistake in ordering the destruction of all minks in Denmark. Jensen repeated his earlier apologies, offering particular regret to the country’s mink farmers.

Last week it emerged that Denmark’s government did not have the legislation in place for such a directive, though a deal was later reached to create a retroactive legal basis for the cull.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen also apologized earlier this week and said the government had not been aware there was no legal basis for its decision. “I do not mean to disregard the law,” she said, according to The Associated Press.

Still, the cull of Denmark’s 17 million farmed mink — which are raised for their fur — continues, and must be completed by midnight Thursday.

The cull was ordered after a mutated version of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was found to have spread among the country’s mink herd — one of the world’s largest — and then to humans. The AP reported at least 11 people were sickened by a mutated version of the virus.

Multiple mutations of the virus have been found in minks, but a variant known as C5 was the most concerning to scientists, due to its structure. Research from a Danish public health body, the Statens Serum Institut, had suggested that C5 might hinder the effectiveness of a vaccine against COVID-19.

The Danish health ministry said in a press releaseThursday that no further cases of the C5 variant have been detected since Sept. 15, and that this variant is now thought to be extinct.
Francois Balloux, director of the University College London Genetics Institute, told The Guardian that “concerns over Cluster 5 may have been overestimated at the time,” but that doesn’t mean Denmark’s cull was wrongly conceived.

“No, the cull was not unjustified,” he said. “Mainly because of the number of mink infected with COVID-19. The mutation was not really the justification for me. It was the large mink reservoir of COVID-19. I would also mention that minks escape regularly, so you don’t want that risk of infecting the wild animal population, either.”
Meanwhile, minks in other countries have also tested positive for the coronavirus, including outbreaks on mink farms in the United States.

On Thursday, authorities in Ireland said all minks would be culled on three farms there due to coronavirus concerns, the BBC reported. Greece announced last week it had culled minks on farms where the animals had tested positive.

Sweden’s health agency said Thursday that a number of people working in the mink industry there had tested positive for the coronavirus, and it was working to analyze any connection between infected minks and infected people.

According to the AP’s Copenhagen bureau: “There are 1,139 mink farms in Denmark, employing about 6,000 people. Breeders have said the culling will put an end to the industry.”

Nobody was arguing about the minks. Its common knowledge easily googled. It’s the negativity towards the vaccines that is disappointing. The researchers would be the first to admit that it is early days. What I don’t get is this blanket pessimism especially coming from a medical professional.