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Third shot may be needed to combat new coronavirus variants, Bill Gates says - CBS News
Feb 22, 2021 19:34:36   #
SinnieK
 
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-variants-third-shot-bill-gates/

By Caitlin Yilek CBS News February 17, 2021, 7:06 AM
A third dose of coronavirus vaccine may be needed to prevent serious cases of new variants of the disease, Bill Gates said Tuesday. The billionaire philanthropist's comments come amid to the growing concern that current vaccines are less effective against the South African and Brazilian variants.

"The discussion now is do we just need to get a super high coverage of the current vaccine, or do we need a third dose that's just the same, or do we need a modified vaccine?" Gates told "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell.

"All five of the companies that have U.S. vaccines are looking at making that modification and adding that in so that people who've already had two shots might need to get a third shot," he said. "I think it's reasonably likely that we will have a tuned vaccine just to make absolutely sure that as these variants hit the U.S. that they're not escaping from vaccine protection."

Gates is funding studies in South Africa to determine whether the AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax vaccines were as effective against the more contagious variant.

"AstraZeneca in particular has a challenge with the variant. And the other two, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax, are slightly less effective, but still effective enough that we absolutely should get them out as fast as we can while we study this idea of tuning the vaccine," Gates said.

If the coronavirus is not eradicated, he said, additional shots may be necessary in the future. "Probably not yearly, but as long as it's out there, we want as many Americans as possible not to be spreading it to each other," he said.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration, told CBS News' "Face the Nation" on February 7 that he believed the vaccines currently being distributed in the U.S. would offer "reasonable protection" against the new variants, even if they are less effective against the new strains. Still, he said, it may also be necessary to administer booster shots in the fall.

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Feb 22, 2021 19:41:54   #
woodguru
 
SinnieK wrote:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-variants-third-shot-bill-gates/

By Caitlin Yilek CBS News February 17, 2021, 7:06 AM
A third dose of coronavirus vaccine may be needed to prevent serious cases of new variants of the disease, Bill Gates said Tuesday. The billionaire philanthropist's comments come amid to the growing concern that current vaccines are less effective against the South African and Brazilian variants.

"The discussion now is do we just need to get a super high coverage of the current vaccine, or do we need a third dose that's just the same, or do we need a modified vaccine?" Gates told "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell.

"All five of the companies that have U.S. vaccines are looking at making that modification and adding that in so that people who've already had two shots might need to get a third shot," he said. "I think it's reasonably likely that we will have a tuned vaccine just to make absolutely sure that as these variants hit the U.S. that they're not escaping from vaccine protection."

Gates is funding studies in South Africa to determine whether the AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax vaccines were as effective against the more contagious variant.

"AstraZeneca in particular has a challenge with the variant. And the other two, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax, are slightly less effective, but still effective enough that we absolutely should get them out as fast as we can while we study this idea of tuning the vaccine," Gates said.

If the coronavirus is not eradicated, he said, additional shots may be necessary in the future. "Probably not yearly, but as long as it's out there, we want as many Americans as possible not to be spreading it to each other," he said.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration, told CBS News' "Face the Nation" on February 7 that he believed the vaccines currently being distributed in the U.S. would offer "reasonable protection" against the new variants, even if they are less effective against the new strains. Still, he said, it may also be necessary to administer booster shots in the fall.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-variant... (show quote)


Sounds right

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Feb 22, 2021 19:45:29   #
Carol Kelly
 
woodguru wrote:
Sounds right


A third shot! I don’t think so. I’m not that dumb.

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Feb 22, 2021 19:46:45   #
Carol Kelly
 
woodguru wrote:
Sounds right


How many have you gotten? Seriously, how many?

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Feb 22, 2021 19:52:27   #
Weasel Loc: In the Great State Of Indiana!!
 
Carol Kelly wrote:
A third shot! I don’t think so. I’m not that dumb.


AGREED 100%
And then there's the 4th, 5th, and 6th.
I didn't ride in on that turnip wagon.

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Feb 22, 2021 19:56:20   #
Carol Kelly
 
Weasel wrote:
AGREED 100%
And then there's the 4th, 5th, and 6th.
I didn't ride in on that turnip wagon.


Neither did I. “Ride in on that turnip wagon”! Like that.

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Feb 22, 2021 19:58:03   #
Liberty Tree
 
Carol Kelly wrote:
How many have you gotten? Seriously, how many?


None

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Feb 22, 2021 20:12:25   #
Hug
 
COVID, What a cash cow! They are milking it.

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Feb 22, 2021 20:16:09   #
nwtk2007
 
SinnieK wrote:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-variants-third-shot-bill-gates/

By Caitlin Yilek CBS News February 17, 2021, 7:06 AM
A third dose of coronavirus vaccine may be needed to prevent serious cases of new variants of the disease, Bill Gates said Tuesday. The billionaire philanthropist's comments come amid to the growing concern that current vaccines are less effective against the South African and Brazilian variants.

"The discussion now is do we just need to get a super high coverage of the current vaccine, or do we need a third dose that's just the same, or do we need a modified vaccine?" Gates told "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell.

"All five of the companies that have U.S. vaccines are looking at making that modification and adding that in so that people who've already had two shots might need to get a third shot," he said. "I think it's reasonably likely that we will have a tuned vaccine just to make absolutely sure that as these variants hit the U.S. that they're not escaping from vaccine protection."

Gates is funding studies in South Africa to determine whether the AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax vaccines were as effective against the more contagious variant.

"AstraZeneca in particular has a challenge with the variant. And the other two, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax, are slightly less effective, but still effective enough that we absolutely should get them out as fast as we can while we study this idea of tuning the vaccine," Gates said.

If the coronavirus is not eradicated, he said, additional shots may be necessary in the future. "Probably not yearly, but as long as it's out there, we want as many Americans as possible not to be spreading it to each other," he said.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration, told CBS News' "Face the Nation" on February 7 that he believed the vaccines currently being distributed in the U.S. would offer "reasonable protection" against the new variants, even if they are less effective against the new strains. Still, he said, it may also be necessary to administer booster shots in the fall.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-variant... (show quote)


They might as well be making a vaccine for the common cold, many of which are corona viruses. They change too often. It is not advantageous for a virus to kill its host. Trump was closer to being right than he knew!!

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Feb 22, 2021 20:16:35   #
Weasel Loc: In the Great State Of Indiana!!
 
Carol Kelly wrote:
Neither did I. “Ride in on that turnip wagon”! Like that.





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Feb 22, 2021 20:44:49   #
Wonttakeitanymore
 
SinnieK wrote:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-variants-third-shot-bill-gates/

By Caitlin Yilek CBS News February 17, 2021, 7:06 AM
A third dose of coronavirus vaccine may be needed to prevent serious cases of new variants of the disease, Bill Gates said Tuesday. The billionaire philanthropist's comments come amid to the growing concern that current vaccines are less effective against the South African and Brazilian variants.

"The discussion now is do we just need to get a super high coverage of the current vaccine, or do we need a third dose that's just the same, or do we need a modified vaccine?" Gates told "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell.

"All five of the companies that have U.S. vaccines are looking at making that modification and adding that in so that people who've already had two shots might need to get a third shot," he said. "I think it's reasonably likely that we will have a tuned vaccine just to make absolutely sure that as these variants hit the U.S. that they're not escaping from vaccine protection."

Gates is funding studies in South Africa to determine whether the AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax vaccines were as effective against the more contagious variant.

"AstraZeneca in particular has a challenge with the variant. And the other two, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax, are slightly less effective, but still effective enough that we absolutely should get them out as fast as we can while we study this idea of tuning the vaccine," Gates said.

If the coronavirus is not eradicated, he said, additional shots may be necessary in the future. "Probably not yearly, but as long as it's out there, we want as many Americans as possible not to be spreading it to each other," he said.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration, told CBS News' "Face the Nation" on February 7 that he believed the vaccines currently being distributed in the U.S. would offer "reasonable protection" against the new variants, even if they are less effective against the new strains. Still, he said, it may also be necessary to administer booster shots in the fall.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-variant... (show quote)


He and his have never had inoculations!

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Feb 23, 2021 00:35:19   #
SinnieK
 
Carol Kelly wrote:
How many have you gotten? Seriously, how many?


The crazy part is that there is no real pandemic it is a scam-demic or plan-demic to scare people to take vaccine to depopulate the world but many small countries are fighting back to not take vaccine. Actually, they are much smarter and braver than us because they still have some brain left unlike America, kids are not being educated but indoctrinated or brainwashed. If you follow the history of all vaccines none of them is good because millions lives have been destroyed and ruined by vaccines. It is all about money and power and nothing about helping people.

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Feb 23, 2021 20:21:45   #
Weasel Loc: In the Great State Of Indiana!!
 
SinnieK wrote:
The crazy part is that there is no real pandemic it is a scam-demic or plan-demic to scare people to take vaccine to depopulate the world but many small countries are fighting back to not take vaccine. Actually, they are much smarter and braver than us because they still have some brain left unlike America, kids are not being educated but indoctrinated or brainwashed. If you follow the history of all vaccines none of them is good because millions lives have been destroyed and ruined by vaccines. It is all about money and power and nothing about helping people.
The crazy part is that there is no real pandemic i... (show quote)



OK Sinniek let's look at the facts.
Biden ask for, and gets the resignation of Surgeon General Adams.
During Ebola virus the Surgeon General was on the news every night until they got it under control.
Now Biden has no Surgeon General to speak to us, and will not let the acting General talk. (Very Strange)
Under Biden, we have no Surgeon General being put in place by Senate Conformation.
It falls to Biden to make this happen.
Oddly getting the vacine does not change anything, as far as wearing a mask, distancing, or gatherings and resturants.
I believe what you are saying, and I want to hear from a Surgeon General on this.
That apparently will not happen under Biden!
This whole thing is looking more and more like the scam that you are talking about.
This President is a fool if he thinks we are void of common sence. Questions must be answered, but Biden keeps dancing around them as he reads pre-written speeches from his teleprompter.
WOW! WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS?
BIDEN IS AN INCOMPETENT IDIOT AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED



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