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Vaccination against covid19 questions

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YeOldeTrout Mon 13-Apr-20 08:20:19

1. Once a vaccination is developed, Do you think the vaccination will become compulsory? I mean, Lockdown is compulsory. Why wouldn't the jab be made a legal requirement?

2. I believe that most people do get long-term immunity after getting ill once. But what if the fretters are right -- what if you can get the virus and not become immune, or not stay immune for long. In that case, would a vaccination even work? I don't know about immunology. But I assume vaccinations won't work if you can't get immunity from wild disease. Is there an example of a disease that people don't get immune from being sick with it naturally but there is an effective vaccine for it?

3. If vaccination can't work, what control measure would work?

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lubeybooby Mon 13-Apr-20 08:24:28

1) it won't be compulsory, imho it should be as should all of them... but it won't be

2) No one knows yet, all too new and untested, not enough data, etc

3) continuous suppression measures (waves of lockdowns, then freedom etc) would be one way until HOPEFULLY some decent level of herd immunity but as with number 2, we just don't know enough yet

HuloBeraal Mon 13-Apr-20 08:24:59

For 2 there is already data. Of all the people getting COVID, 5% of those getting mild COVID are not producing antibodies. Now whether that means they can be reinfected or not is a second order question.
The vaccine should work. There are a couple in Phase 3 trials that should work. The science of this vaccine is not so hugely difficult in the grand scheme. It’s the logistics and timeline.

Harriett123 Mon 13-Apr-20 08:30:07

1. I doubt they will make it compulsory for all but they may put restrictions in place for example you cant enroll/ reenroll your child in school or you cant work in a hospital without it.
2. If you dont produce antibodies in response to the disease a vaccine will do nothing. A vaccine gives your body enough of the disease ( often an inactivated version of it) to get your body to make antibodies specific to the disease. It is these antibodies which cause a greater immune response to that specific target on reexposure meaning your body can defeat the disease before it takes hold.
(Im a biomedical scientist but not an immunology so I may be not have details here completely correct)
3. Social distancing untill the disease runs its course. The Spanish flu isa good example of how these disease could run there course but it would mean alot of fatalities

Harriett123 Mon 13-Apr-20 08:32:02

Sorry ment to add on number 2 that agree with pp the preliminary data is indicating that vaccines will work.

YeOldeTrout Mon 13-Apr-20 08:48:03

Do you have link to those data, @HuloBeraal ? I'd like to (try to) read that.

Lockdown semi=forever would destroy our standard of living, wouldn't it?

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