Anti Omicron Booster Coming From Moderna
Biotechnology company Moderna continues to work on developing Covid-19 boosters that specifically target certain variants, including Delta and Omicron, Dr. Stephen Hoge, president of the company, said Monday.CNN Report
Ah, the great thing about mRNA technology is it adapts quickly to differing challenges. We can only hope this goes well. Trials begin early next year. All goes well maybe six months from now it rolls out. While anti-vaxxers complain about “endless shots” as a vaccine flaw, from my reading of the science, I see the vaccine is fine but we have a very dynamic enemy in the virus. Of course, the annual flu shots are a perfect example. Our best doctors will remind us of the adult vaccine schedule for boosters. Several come due as we age. Skeptics can talk glass half empty all they want. What will get us past the worst of this the quickest is to keep our guard up and get our shots as needed. But we knew this, right?
Yesterday Fox ran a report that was hindered by a clickbait headline. “Heart Inflammation Cases Emerge Among 5- to 11-year-old Kids After COVID-19 shot: CDC”\
It was all about eight reports of heart tissue swelling, most of which were minor. Sounds scary right? Especially among claims of VAERS under-reporting. Well, I personally do not think under-reporting of vaccine side effects is a factor since COVID. I do think that many of us are rightfully cautious about new medicines. But the key point here is that it was eight cases reported in seven million doses. 0.0001% and most of those are mild. For comparison, Los Angeles has a COVID fatality rate of 0.274%. Almost three in a thousand. The critics say kids this age are not suffering from this disease so the risk is still too high. But they forget how easily delta and omicron spread. And how mandates are so enforced so unevenly as to lower our protection in public.