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My area of NM - 50 days with no new Covid cases

I live outside of a small town in the middle of NM and our zip code has not had a case in 50 days. Our whole county -Torrance -is doing really good. Our governor and our town mayor are to thank for our success. So, now our restaurants can open up at 30%. Not too happy about that as Route 60 goes thru our town - travelers could change our success.
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Mar 16, 2021, 12:13 AM (5 replies)

If you have had Covid, you might only need one shot - NYT

My friend just called the CDC and they agreed with article.

People Who Have Had Covid Should Get Single Vaccine Dose, Studies Suggest

New studies show that one shot of a vaccine can greatly amplify antibody levels in those who have recovered from the coronavirus.

In another new study, researchers at New York University found that a second dose of the vaccine did not add much benefit at all for people who have had Covid-19 — a phenomenon that has also been observed with vaccines for other viruses.

In that study, most people had been infected with the coronavirus eight or nine months earlier, but saw their antibodies increase by a hundredfold to a thousandfold when given the first dose of a vaccine. After the second dose, however, the antibody levels did not increase any further.

Dr. Krammer led another of the new studies, which showed that people who have had Covid-19 and received one dose of a vaccine experienced more severe side effects from the inoculation and had more antibodies compared with those who had not been infected before.

“If you put all four papers together, that’s providing pretty good information about people who already had an infection only needing one vaccination,” Dr. Krammer said.

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Mar 10, 2021, 10:26 AM (1 replies)

Johnson & Johnson has planned trials of its Covid vaccine that will include infants (and newborns)

What parent would hand over a newborn for a vaccine trial? Where will they get volunteers - third world countries? Flu vaccines are not even recommended by CDC for babies.

Johnson & Johnson plans to test its coronavirus vaccine in infants and even in newborns, as well as in pregnant women and in people who have compromised immune systems.

The bold plan for expanded clinical trials met with the approval of Dr. Ofer Levy, director of the Precision Vaccines Program at Harvard’s Boston Children’s Hospital and a member of the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that reviewed the company’s vaccine data.

When Dr. Levy saw the outlines of the planned trials, “they turned my head,” he said. They were reported as part of the company’s application to the F.D.A. for emergency use approval and discussed at the F.D.A. meeting.

“They did not get into a lot of detail about it but did make it clear they will be pursuing pediatric and maternal coronavirus immunization studies,” Dr. Levy said. They referred committee members to their briefing materials where, on page 34, the company mentioned the planned studies.

Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Mar 2, 2021, 08:16 PM (3 replies)
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