I mean, I’d probably talk to a medical professional rather than asking the opinion of us pill munching gurners, but that’s just me....!Proper grappling with whether to ask for a 2nd dose of AZ next week at start of week 7 instead of end of week 11 and would appreciate some help from someone who can understand the reporting better than I can.
Tried to read for myself what the actual studies say because there seems to be differing criteria in respect of which the term "vaccine efficacy" is applied, depending on whether you're talking about single dose or timing of second dose studies. For example efficacy in the context of first dose seems only to relate to symptomatic covid rather than total covid infections.
It's not clear to me what efficacy relates to in the context of a 2nd dose given <6 weeks versus at 12 weeks. Perhaps there's a bigger report underneath this somewhere that explains it better but this is all I have found by googling (newspapers no real help at all understanding the detail lol !) >>
In a nutshell, does this suggest that ALL infections (symptomatic and asymptomatic) reduced by 55% after 2nd dose <6 weeks after first versus 85% of ALL infections prevented after 2nd dose given 12 weeks after first ? Or does it just say that the stronger antibody immune response was found in lab tests of blood samples from these people exposed to virus in a lab setting to see which neutralized more virus .... or something else
I mean, I’d probably talk to a medical professional rather than asking the opinion of us pill munching gurners, but that’s just me....!
Again, I would suggest that this might not be the place to find a savvy statistician!Not sure they could/would tell me anything other than Government policy ... and what is already in that study. If even that ! More interested in views of a savvy statistician who understands the study better.
Even if you come to the conclusion as you mention above, I would've thought you'd find it rather tricky to get someone to give you your second outside of the recommended timelines, no? When I booked my 2nd, I was only given the option of dates 11 weeks after my first.
Pick me up a vial and hypodermic whilst you’re thereI'm taking my mum for her 2nd to a mass vax centre on Thursday and suffice to say they're usually very flexible provided you're in the manufacturer recommended dosing window (4-12 weeks) and you ask. I've got an appointment in May at the same place for myself so they'd just be doing us together a bit earlier.
Pick me up a vial and hypodermic whilst you’re there
Just ring and ask, I don't think it would be too much of a problem.I'm taking my mum for her 2nd to a mass vax centre on Thursday and suffice to say they're usually very flexible provided you're in the manufacturer recommended dosing window (4-12 weeks) and you ask. I've got an appointment in May at the same place for myself so they'd just be doing us together a bit earlier.
Just ring and ask, I don't think it would be too much of a problem.
I have done that a few times for example someone has travelled with a family member but their vaccine isn't due fit another week or 2.
Not sure how much I believe this, but is going to be hard to keep UK not fully open for another 2 months.
Real-time modelling carried out by University College London indicates the UK should pass the critical threshold where the proportion of people who have protection against the virus either through vaccination, previous infection or natural immunity will hit 73.4% on Monday, 12 April.
COVID-19: UK set to reach herd immunity 'milestone' within days, say scientists | UK News | Sky News
Nice one mate, we there like (with a bit of luck also) Airod will blow the support beams off Victoria Warehouse aswell.. hopefully cross paths, will message you on here closer to the 10thSpoke to my missus on the Sat phone last night, she let slip she’s got us tickets to see Amelia Lens in July, over in Manchester (I hope it comes off)
What I don’t understand is the price of PCR tests in the UK. The price here is about 150dirhams (30 quid) and you get the result in about 8 hours. This isn‘t funded by Government either - this is from private hospitals actually making a profit (also Etihad will pay this for you).
When i was on holiday in the Maldives at Christmas it was about 60 quid arranged in resort (so had to be transported etc).
Is the cost in the UK simply supply and demand and lack of testing facilities or is it a case of organizations profiteering?