At the moment he's in Guam on maneuvers. He's got a high tolerance for pain and he's concerned about seeing an army doctor because he expects to get a reassignment and he doesn't want to have anything in his health file that might give some superior a reason to pass over him. I do think he is some better, but I'm having difficulty getting in touch with him.This is awful. Is your son doing better now?
Do you have any hesitation related to the fact that this is a new kind of vaccine technology? This has never been used before, and of course by the time any kind of long-term track record can be established that information will not be of any use to people who took this kind of vaccine now. I am not generally concerned about vaccine technology I've been involved in a number of syndicates that underwrote such vaccines. But the Novavax vaccine will be based on standard vaccine technology that we've used many times.If I were walking in your shoes I would not receive any of the vaccines either. A small percentage of people have adverse effects, and I am sad that your son was one of them.
So, what's the difference between a protocol and a cure? Doctors have been trying things since the beginning of 2020 largely because this virus has not been around long enough for any protocol be standardized.Many of the people listed on the top twelve are engaged in the promotion and use of pseudoscientific therapies, including alternative medicines without formal training in medicine, and one of them even claims that the shots magnetize people for example. One of them claimed on Facebook that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine killed more people than the virus itself. Number one on the list was warned by the FDA for selling unproved COVID-19 cures.
The fact remains that this vaccine technology is novel and we've seen plenty of drugs which are approved and subsequently withdrawn. As John Maynard Keynes said "when the data changes I change my opinion, what do you do?" For that reason I intend to wait on the Novavax vaccine which is based on a more standard vaccine approach.As you already know, the manufacturers ( Pfizer and Moderna ) have officially submitted applications for full approval after at least seven months of emergency use with ~ 183 million people.