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Trump news conference, 4.30pm. I think he's found a vaccine...

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Helenj1977 · 18/03/2020 11:40

Did you hear that on BBC? How amazing would that be.

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HoldMyLobster · 18/03/2020 12:09

This thread is pleasing in so many ways.

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Verite1 · 18/03/2020 12:10

I think there are a few vaccines where testing is expected to start this month or next. The problem is that it is the testing which takes the time and cannot be shortened. I have read that one concern is that there is always a potential that a vaccine could worsen rather than improve, which is why such rigorous testing is required.

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CoffeeHere · 18/03/2020 12:11

GrinGrin

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DGRossetti · 18/03/2020 12:13

There are some early trials going on in China and in two locations in the US. Very early. They involve previously unexposed victims/volunteers being injected with the trial vaccine. There is then a wait. Then they are exposed to the virus. Then they are monitored. Then all this has to be peer-reviewed and replicated.

Which is how any vaccine gets made anyway ...

The problem is side-effects, contra-indications, and unforeseen interactions with the panoply of genetic variations that exist in humans. Which can't but help take years to be bottomed out. And even then some could be missed with devastating if not fatal results.

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titchy · 18/03/2020 12:15

GrinGrinGrin

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Helenj1977 · 18/03/2020 12:27

He's still calling it the Chinese virus πŸ˜‚

Maybe he's found the source.

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buttonmoonb4tea · 18/03/2020 12:29

@DGRossetti πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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SubordinateThatClause · 18/03/2020 12:31

Making vaccines great again

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AvocadoOwl · 18/03/2020 12:33

Several vaccines have been found already. They still have to go through extensive and lengthy testing though.

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JesusInTheCabbageVan · 18/03/2020 12:34

It's a beautiful vaccine.

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AvocadoOwl · 18/03/2020 12:35

The idea of Trump doggedly pushing through an inadequately tested vaccine is quite scary actually and I'd think not beyond the realms of possibility.

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Forgone90 · 18/03/2020 12:37

Possible vaccine ready for the summer ready for mass production come autumn

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thepeopleversuswork · 18/03/2020 12:38

Making vaccines great again...

Not holding my breath.

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Musicforsmorks · 18/03/2020 12:43

Will it be an orange pill?

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Helenj1977 · 18/03/2020 12:46

Side effects could include orange skin, wispy hair and taking to yourself when you really shouldn't.

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TheLinerunner · 18/03/2020 12:54

It will lead to small hands

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TheLinerunner · 18/03/2020 12:55

And strange little mouths with foam and incoherence spewing out

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JesusInTheCabbageVan · 18/03/2020 12:56

All wonderful, beautiful side effects. The best.

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Butterymuffin · 18/03/2020 13:00

I read on Twitter than some company has tried using anti malarial drugs as treatment and results looked good. That might be more promising if there are drugs that don't have go through approval. I could even put up with the orange one taking the credit somehow.

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boatyardblues · 18/03/2020 13:00

I was going to namecheck DGR but you are all making me laugh. Thank you!

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ChardonnaysPetDragon · 18/03/2020 13:01

I read on Twitter than some company has tried using anti malarial drugs as treatment and results looked good

Sanofi in France have been using it successfully.

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RuffleCrow · 18/03/2020 13:04

Your faith in The Donald is touching. Grin

Even if he says 'he's' found a vaccine - wtf is going to believe him. If i stood up and said my cat had found a vaccine people would be more convinced.

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Helenj1977 · 18/03/2020 13:06

Maybe he's found the cure...

He just likes talking. It's the funniest thing to watch, it will make me laugh so I'm looking forward to that!

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Lunde · 18/03/2020 13:10

I read in the Swedish press today that scientists at Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands believe that they have identified an antibody against coronavirus that is possibly could be developed into a vaccine

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DGRossetti · 18/03/2020 13:11

I read on Twitter than some company has tried using anti malarial drugs as treatment and results looked good

was "The Lancet" full ?

hydroxychloroquine

Quite aside from a deep deep scepticism about "just so" cures (or "cures") the nastiness in quinine should make it a least-preferred option. Although you might be able to distract the terminally dim by saying: Look ! Tonic water ! as a distraction whilst you hit the Andrex aisle.

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