The question on whether Covid-19 vaccines can impact fertility comes up often. Here’s an explanation on why that simply isn’t true.
Now that we are at the cusp of getting other non-mRNA based Covid-19 vaccines, I wanted to take some time to explain how the Adenovirus vector vaccines work. Here’s is a simple infographic:
Here is an infographic showing the current variants of concern and the subsequent data on the vaccines. We currently have lab based data available, but expecting to see human trial data shortly. We do not expect to see as drastic a decrease (eg 6 fold) in efficacy given that neutralizing antibodies are only one component
Never in history have we gone from identifying a pathogen to creating and disseminating a safe and effective vaccine in under a year, however, we have not done a good job of explaining how we have been able to utilize scientific innovation without compromising on safety. Terms such as ‘Operation Warp Speed’ have not helped
I’ve been wanting to give an update on vaccines, so this will be a large post giving an update on the recent happenings. 𝗠𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮: Reminder that this is an mRNA vaccine, requiring cold storage at -20C. Today they released (by press) their primary efficacy data that showed of 196 COVID-19 cases, of which 185
James Scott, lead at the Occupational and Environmental Health team at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in Toronto has an incredible lab where they test N95 masks for Health Canada. This lab, in collaboration with CBC Marketplace, has subsequently done an excellent and in-depth analysis on a few different kinds of face covering