An article written by Lee Sonogan
“The goal and the expectation is that Australians who sought vaccination will be vaccinated within 2021,” – Greg Hunt
Inspired by the question above, I have taken it upon myself to learn about viruses and their differences. Plus relevant due to the controversial Covid-19 vaccine with 90% protection rate. The world’s largest pharmaceuticals, Pfizer phase three study in 150 clinical trials and over 40,000 have apparently been a world approval for its goal of 2021. Still, no underlining data has been released to the public yet for peer review…
Coronaviruses and influenza viruses are both enveloped, and both are encapsidated by nucleoprotein. Although genomes differ in polarity and segmentation as Influenza is of 8 single-stranded negative-sense, viral RNA segments. In comparison to SARS-CoV-2 that has single-stranded, non-segmented, positive-sense, viral RNA. Positive-sense viral ribonucleic acid can be immediately translated by the host cell, negative-sense viral RNA must be converted to positive-sense RNA by an RNA polymerase before translation.
If you did not understand that technical lingo, it means COVID-19 cells are easier to identify and understand in comparison the flu. The speed of transmission of Influenza has a shorter median incubation period from the time from infection to appearance of symptoms. And a shorter serial interval of the time between successive cases than COVID-19 virus. This knowledge suggests the development of this particular vaccine can be more effective than the flu one (40%-60%) by the sheer amount of atoms really at play.
Then I am still sceptical because many others have suggested side-effects up to 10-15 percent. Most health technology takes up to 4 years so it is fair to question as the title suggests although, with a glass half full, this is important news. I am surely no expert on this matter, on the other hand, I have proved my case as a starting point for others further research. Whatever you may think, our technology is rising at a fast pace and anything is possible when all things are said and done.