Archive for February 9th, 2021

VAX: “F.D.A.’s guidelines for second doses is misguided.”

February 9, 2021

That’s the conclusion drawn by a couple of docs who specialize in infectious diseases and vaccinology.
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I somewhat subconsciously wrote in last week’s J&J post:

Keeping things in perspective, 70% effectiveness is greater than zero greater than most vaccines that have ever been deployed for other infections… and, roughly the same as the first-dose-only effectiveness of the Moderna vaccine.

On the last point re: Moderna, a loyal reader asked: “Really?”

So, I went back and rechecked my sources.

Turns out, my memory inadvertently lowballed the Moderna 1-dose effectiveness:

According to a document that Moderna submitted to the FDA, the company’s vaccine can provide 80.2% protection after one dose, compared to 95.6% after the second (in people aged 18 to 65) and 86.4% (in those over 65). Source

That doesn’t change my conclusion re: the J&J vaccine … but it did get me thinking.

Then, boom … I spotted a NY Times article headlined:

America’s overly prudent vaccination strategy is killing people.

That certainly caught my eye …

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Feb. 9: COVID VAX Stats

February 9, 2021

Vaccine Supply & Vaccinations

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Vaccine Stockpile    Doses NOT Administered

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Vaccinations per Day

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Link to State by State Data

Feb. 9: COVID Tracking Data

February 9, 2021

Cases & Deaths

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Case Fatality Rate

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Hospitalizations

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Source: RonaViz.com