I'd love to read more data and speculation re: the pros and cons of Novavax vs. the Pfizer/Moderna vaccines, as well as the current thinking about vaccination intervals. Are we any closer to understanding the seasonal pattern and OAS? (Also, Eric, I am truly grateful for your work, your vision, and persistence.)
As usual Eric, another excellent overview of the situation, with almost moment to moment insights of real value that you have collated and laid out for us all ... Many thank once again!
Dr. Topol, I join the chorus of deep appreciation for your work and ongoing public-facing communications, which we know can be very challenging in this environment. This missive I found particularly useful, putting together a wealth of current studies and information together with your always intelligent and forthright observations. I really do hope, as you do, that the Novovax option will not be delayed. Thank you so much for all.
New subscriber and appreciate the most recent post. Given that 3 vaccines are recommended: RSV, Flu and Covid, what is the interval between RSV and the final two? Cannot find answer to this question anywhere.
Thoughts/comments on this thread? Would it make sense (be preferable) for those of us who have previously gotten mRNA boosters to get the Novavax booster this time? Thank you.
I think the pharmaceutical companies will get away with this outrageous pricing because for many people COVID is “over” and no longer believed to be a public health threat. Also there is ongoing misinformation, even giving previous routine immunizations is harder. had to convince two patients this past week to receive their flu vaccine. Under the false impression that this years flu vaccine was combined with COVID.
I’d love to hear your thoughts re the booster for someone over 65 who just had covid 4 weeks ago. Thanks!
Hello, thank you for your info. I've been reading about the spike proteins not being able to break down in the body as originally intended, and thus causing inflammation issues. I had a friend who went to the Mayo clinic and was diagnosed with a vaccine injury that created some debilitating muscle disease. He said the immunologists there were aware of this happening elsewhere. Legit story.
And then I saw this video supposedly from some German studies and wonder about the legitimacy on it. Would the novavax vaccine work differently with the spike proteins in the body than the Mrna vaccines? I appreciate your help. The reason this is important to me is that I have had substantial fatigue the past year and I do wonder if it could be a reaction to the Pfizer Mrna boosters. I have had 4 in the past. I have not had covid yet.
Here's the video on the German studies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEE5OfiVS7o