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Everything posted by madmanxpilot

  1. Whilst still significant protection, it doesn't seem to be in the same league as the mRNA products of Pfizer or Moderna. The AZ/Oxford jab uses the same adenovirus technology and as this J&J vaccine. In an article I've just read, Dr. Paul Offit, a vaccine expert at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, said : '"In a better world, we would have abundant quantities of this messenger RNA vaccine, Pfizer and Moderna, and that would be damning for a vaccine that's clearly less effective. But that said, w
  2. It could easily converted into a pod hotel when it's served it's primary purpose, or even a local produce craft market....lots of potential other than firewood 😎
  3. Airport was circa £140K according to my source close to the project.
  4. Lets hope they can keep the SA and Brazilian variants suppressed until these boosters become available. In any event, from the recent reports I've read, and indeed within that Novavax statement, the current vaccines offer significant protection against these variants to an extent that they do seem to prevent serious illness developing, which is the whole point of the exercise really.
  5. Regarding the 24 hr limit, you can generate one on request and show it to the person you are dealing with when requested. The same system that patient access use to access your data is likely to be used by app developers to populate vaccination passports and the like, so I'm keen to see the data on the system at least.
  6. I totally agree - however - for those of us that do have patient access there is a facility which allows you to share whatever element of your medical record you so choose with a third party. This is almost certainly going to be required by certain travel providers and will be a lot less faff than sending the copy of a letter.
  7. Portable screens are used in hospitals for a multitude of procedures requiring more privacy than an injection. Its not as though you are having a shit or a bed bath.
  8. Does anyone know if a record of having received the jab is shown in the immunisations section on Patient Access?. Hopefully it is so we can offer proof of vaccination to those who require it.
  9. Indeed. 89% efficacy against the 'original' Covid and 'Kent' variant, 60% against the South African. Like Pfizer they are already formulating a booster to address the SA variant. https://ir.novavax.com/news-releases/news-release-details/novavax-covid-19-vaccine-demonstrates-893-efficacy-uk-phase-3
  10. Good for them, good for the cafe too! Win Win.
  11. Unless you are a red arrows pilot, there is no way you are going to be able to get anywhere bang on time. The cafe upstairs should be used as a holding area with people called down into the vaccination hall when it's their time. Cant be too difficult to sort out FFS!
  12. If you look at the 'phase one cohorts' subsection of the vaccine dashboard that was made available recently https://covid19.gov.im/vacstats, only the over 80s, those resident or working within care homes or those working in healthcare have been vaccinated so far. These people represent the first two groups of the priority list. From that, I would deduce that there are far more workers in those two groups than over 80s.
  13. It was quite revealing when at one of the briefings last week he spent quite a while explaining how the IOM's clinicians had debated whether to extend the period between doses, and it was a consensus of opinion that led to the adherence of the 3 or 4 week gap. This despite him, on several occasions, saying that they had a legal obligation to comply with the dosing regime specified in the approval. He has uttered many other specious comments that don't stand up to scrutiny. He was adamant that the vaccination appointments for the over 80s were not being done in alphabetical order - yet whe
  14. Indeed. Oxford/AZ have said that there is a 'sweet spot' for administering the second dose between eight and twelve weeks. This may explain why the half dose/full dose regimen showed greater efficacy as this sub group had their doses administered at a greater interval. As this is the case, I'm unsure why they haven't changed the recommended dosing schedule with the regulators. Prof Wei Shen Lim, the chair of the Covid-19 immunisation group of the JCVI, told MPs further analysis by AstraZeneca showed the improved protection came from spacing out the doses. “People w
  15. This makes interesting reading. Lots of hot topics covered by the Astra Zeneca CEO. https://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2021/01/26/news/interview_pascal_soriot_ceo_astrazeneca_coronavirus_covid_vaccines-284349628/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
  16. They do seem to be missing the point as to why so many of us are asking for this proof of vaccination document. It's not so that people can come here, that's for IOM Government to set protocols for, it's to allow us residents to travel freely when travel providers, and indeed countries, require proof of vaccination. It may well be that we'll have to get a letter from our GPs. This will increase their workload and undoubtedly incur a fee. There are some functions available within the current online health apps such as Patient Access to allow for sharing of vaccination records and there are
  17. As has been mentioned previously, the 33% figure coming out of Israel represents the whole 21 days post first injection. It is accepted that there is little immunity afforded in the first ten days so its unsurprising that the overall efficacy figures appear lower than expected. As Israel is, as far as I know, giving all second doses at day 21, we'll probably not be able to use their experience to judge the effectiveness of the UK's approach.
  18. The Oxford manufacturers seem to be suggesting the 'sweet spot' for the application of their second jab is between 8 and 12 weeks. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/13/second-shots-of-covid-vaccine-could-be-delayed-further-in-england Maybe we'll end up with a different strategy for each vaccine type..
  19. No, it shows where Covid caused the death, not that they had simply tested positive for it.
  20. I think that is the first time I've ever seen any official statistics showing a distinction between death from covid or death with covid.
  21. Morelike someone asked a difficult question!
  22. Well, there was a plan...but as someone said, the plan is the first casualty of any battle. https://covid19.gov.im/outbreak-management-plan/outbreak-plan/
  23. https://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_659637.html
  24. The answer to yesterday's cases: King William’s College can confirm that the cluster of positive Covid cases found on the island yesterday (Sunday) involves some of its international boarding students. A total of 26 students returned to the island on January 4th and have been quarantining in a bubble on the College site ever since. Seven of them tested positive following their test on day 13. The children are 16 and 17-year-olds who attend the College in order to study the International Baccalaureate in the Sixth Form and many of them have been at the school for many years.
  25. Age groups and something to do with 'health service number' order within each group. He said not alphabetical. My mother is a late alphabet surname and she's not had anything yet. Perhaps the 'health service number' is alphabetical......
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