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Where will more and more vaccines lead to?

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WishIwasyounger Thu 01-Jul-21 10:07:40

I've had both jabs, and expecting a booster jab in the autumn. Some people may have that alongside their flu jab.
Learned people are predicting an increasing number of these coronavirus pandemics, so that will presumably lead to another vaccine. Where will all this end?
Do you think there is any danger of all these vaccines having a negative affect on our bodies?

Kim19 Thu 01-Jul-21 10:18:12

Interestingly, I was wondering if I would be prepared to have the flu and Covid on the same day. Was inclined to give my body one hit at a time. I don't think medics would wittingly endanger us but this combination perhaps won't have had much research? I totally understand the convenience and time saving factor but confess this thought has entered my head.

Sago Thu 01-Jul-21 10:19:54

At the beginning of the pandemic I was scared, I did as I was told because I didn’t want to lose anyone that I loved.

As time has gone on and our politicians and leaders have behaved so disgracefully I have become more and more sceptical.

In many ways I am now more frightened than I was at the beginning of the pandemic, how is it that an experiment involving 45,000 football spectators (not known for their sedate behaviour) can take place yet having had both vaccines I cannot sing in Church or go in a shop without a mask?

I am beginning to read more and more and question more and more about this pandemic.

I am not a conspiracy theorist but some of the theories are beginning to send less ridiculous.

vampirequeen Thu 01-Jul-21 10:28:18

I think (only my opinion and not based on fact) that the virus will continue to mutate in the same way as the flu virus does. Each year we have a slightly different flu vaccine and I expect the same will be true with the Covid vaccine.

Tizliz Thu 01-Jul-21 10:29:20

an experiment involving 45,000 football spectators (not known for their sedate behaviour) can take place

A COVID specialist was saying on the radio this morning that the millions watching the football at home with friends was more worrying

maddyone Thu 01-Jul-21 10:35:41

Many Scottish football supporters have tested positive after the match last week. The good thing is that despite so many more positive tests, hospital admissions are not rising hugely.

ExD Thu 01-Jul-21 10:48:28

I'm beginning to wonder how many lies we've been told.
I totally see the point in "hands, face, space" but when so many people are being allowed to ignore it - well it makes me wonder where the truth lies.
G7 was an eye opener, and sports fans' behaviour has me baffled, yet the Queen stays isolated along with the rest of us.

mokryna Thu 01-Jul-21 10:51:07

She has more sense like some of us.

Alegrias1 Thu 01-Jul-21 10:55:08

The Queen is hardly "isolated". Good for her.

The picture with the jockey is the Queen at Ascot, a few days ago.

GrannyGravy13 Thu 01-Jul-21 11:00:26

The U.K. had the same amount of cases yesterday as in January.

January deaths over 1,000
Yesterday approximately 20

The link between cases, hospitalisation and deaths seems to be disconnected all thanks to the vaccines.

geekesse Thu 01-Jul-21 12:16:34

As someone who used to travel a lot when young, I had a lot of inoculations. Apart from all the usual childhood and teenage ones and smallpox, For 15 years I had cholera twice a year, typhoid, paratyphoid and tetanus annually, yellow fever periodically and malaria pills. I have had a flu vaccination every year for several years and now both Covid ones. My immune system is fine, and the only things wrong with my body are normal ageing processes. I’d rather have a thousand injections than a single life threatening disease.

WishIwasyounger Thu 01-Jul-21 12:36:18

That's re-assuring geekesse. I have this awful worry that the more we have, the more likley we will be to harm our bodies.

M0nica Thu 01-Jul-21 13:27:46

Children have been receiving more and more vaccines for decades doesn't seem to have done them any harm.

As an army brat I had all the the vaccinations and innoculations Geekesse mentioned, probably for much the same reasons. Like her I have had no side effects.

SueDonim Thu 01-Jul-21 14:05:31

We’ve lived abroad for years and had vaccinations without number. I don’t think we’ve suffered any undue effects from them and let’s remember, until this last year, life expectancy in the the UK has grown immensely since our grandparents’ time.

Chestnut Fri 02-Jul-21 10:15:12

At first they told us the Oxford scientists have been working on tweaking the original vaccine, and the Autumn booster jab would be an improved vaccine which could protect from the new variants. Now they're saying we may be getting the same original vaccine again in the Autumn. But if there is an improved version then why not use that?

Alegrias1 Fri 02-Jul-21 10:25:59

I don't know the answer to your question Chestnut, but it could be just that we don't need a new one, the original one works fine? Or that it hasn't been approved yet? Or that maybe we might get the "other " one? e.g. I had AZ but wouldn't be averse to having Pfizer in a booster.

I think we're going to have to wait until nearer the Autumn to see what the best way forward is, even whether we need a booster at all.

Baggs Fri 02-Jul-21 10:29:40

So far "more and more vaccines" has meant that people don't get ill so often, don't die young so often, and generally live longer. Looks good to me.

Peasblossom Fri 02-Jul-21 10:32:32

Likegeekesse when I started travelling the world I had all the vaccinations available. All the ones she’s had plus rabies, hepatitis and probably a few others I can’t remember. And any preventative pills like the malaria ones.

My immune system is just fine and so is my health. Pretty chipper in fact😬

Peasblossom Fri 02-Jul-21 10:34:46

And plus all the ones I had as a child.

It’s probably why I’m so healthy. I’m pickled in vaccine. Nothing can get a grip😬

yggdrasil Fri 02-Jul-21 11:21:20

geekesse

As someone who used to travel a lot when young, I had a lot of inoculations. Apart from all the usual childhood and teenage ones and smallpox, For 15 years I had cholera twice a year, typhoid, paratyphoid and tetanus annually, yellow fever periodically and malaria pills. I have had a flu vaccination every year for several years and now both Covid ones. My immune system is fine, and the only things wrong with my body are normal ageing processes. I’d rather have a thousand injections than a single life threatening disease.

Agree absolutely.

Yammy Fri 02-Jul-21 12:39:47

When we were children we all had the polio vacine,T.B. which we all dreaded and now they are almost eradicated.
Our children had the MMR., though there has been an upsurge of measles with people not taking the chance and letting their children have it.
Scientists are working full out to see what new vaccines against Covid 19 they can produce and in what combination to inject them.
If I have to have a booster in Autumn then I will have it and the Flu vaccine which we all managed to get before lockdown.
My wider family and friends has Dr's, radiologists. physiotherapists and other front line carers,I want the vaccine for myself but to keep them safe as well. What if we need their help and what about what they might be taking home to their families. We have to protect everyone and get the vac.

M0nica Fri 02-Jul-21 16:45:41

DH was part of the original Astra Zenica trials and has just become part of a new set of AstraZeneca trials. He had his third COVID vaccination yesterday and he is feeling a bit spaced out today, but will recover and is due a 4th jab in a couple of weeks.

We are not worried and as he had an 8 week stay in hospital during the second wave (heart attack and hospital acquired infection), I am very glad he got the vaccine and not the placebo, in last year's blind trials.

And, no his heart attack was unrelated to the vaccine, it was 4 months after the jab and he had been a walking victim waiting for the heart attack to strike for years.

MawBe Fri 02-Jul-21 16:56:19

The short answer is surely -
Fewer and fewer deaths from avoidable illnesses both in the Third World and for us.
Second part to the answer is -
Ultimately the elimination of killer diseases - smallpox, polio, diphtheria, tetanus - it’s not all about Covid.

MerylStreep Fri 02-Jul-21 16:56:33

Why do people look for things to worry about?
It’s beyond me 🥱

MayBee70 Fri 02-Jul-21 17:05:14

I still think they will find more therapeutics that will work. And at least, given that there had been a threat of a pandemic for a long time that was ignored, the world will hopefully be prepared for another one. We’ve been very lucky in that, awful as this has been, it has not been as dangerous as eg Ebola. I often wonder where we would be now though if all those years and years of research on coronavirus vaccines hadn’t’ve taken place. Or if the funding had been pulled.