June 27, 2022

ACN News

Area Control Network News | Breaking News

One vaccine dose and two viral variants

Safety and Efficacy of the BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2034577

NEJM, (December 31st)

A two-dose regimen of BNT162b2 conferred 94.8% protection against Covid-19 in persons 16 years of age or older

After 1 dose, efficacy = 52.4%

NEJM, (17th February)

But if you take data after 2 weeks ….

https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMc2036242?articleTools=true

One Pfizer dose, vaccine efficacy of 92.6% (based on FDA data)

One Moderna dose, vaccine efficacy of 92.1% (based on FDA data)

Uncertainty about duration of protection with a single dose

Administration of a second dose within 1 month, little added benefit in the short term

Leaving high risk groups completely unprotected

Postponement of the second dose is a matter of national security that,

if ignored, will certainly result in thousands of Covid-19–related hospitalizations and deaths this winter in the United States

hospitalizations and deaths that would have been prevented with a first dose of vaccine.

NZ and Australia begin vaccine rollout

Saturday

Border staff

Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) workers

Australia, Monday

Hotel quarantine and healthcare workers

Pfizer

Pfizer BioNTech

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/pfizer-coronavirus-vaccine-no-longer-needs-kept-super-cold-temperatures/

Updated stability data

Normal medical freezer, -15C and -25C for up to two weeks

Instead of -60C to -80C

Kept in a fridge for five days

Awaiting US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval

(Moderna, normal fridge temperature, 2C and 8C for 30 days)

Vaccine passports

Professor Dominic Wilkinson, Medical Ethics, Oxford University

I think there’s a strong ethical case for exploring immunity passports as a way forward, as a way of looking forward to more freedoms

open up some options in travel that are not there at the moment

If there was good evidence that you weren’t at risk of spreading the virus,

such a passport might then allow you to be waived from quarantine.”

would be a cost to waiting until more people are immunised to roll out the passports.

Digital vaccine passports

Bahrain

Denmark

Sweden

Secret antiviral meds?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-vaccine-r-rate-covid-lockdown-end-cases-deaths/

eSwatini’s King Mswati III (Swaziland)

tested positive in January, now negative

said he had recovered from Covid-19

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen sent antiviral medication

Recombination variant

https://www.nyas.org/events/2021/webinar-the-quest-for-a-covid-19-vaccine/

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2268379-two-coronavirus-variants-have-merged-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128096338209588

The UK and California variants, B.1.1.7 and B.1.429

Combined genomes into a heavily mutated hybrid

Discovered in a virus sample in Los Alamos, National Laboratory

May be how SARS-CoV-2 originated

One cell, two viral variants

Multiple variants in circulation, more likely to occur

Worst outcome, more transmissible and more antibody resistant

Source: Dr. John Campbell

Hits: 0

RSS Domain names for sale

World News

Sydney is being warned of four days of mayhem as train drivers, nurses and teachers prepare to strike, Anthony Albanese has labelled calls from crossbenchers...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was seen mocking Russian President Vladimir Putin at a G7 meeting on Sunday. News Source: news.com.au

A seven-year-old girl has been pulled from the rubble after a residential building in the Shevchenkivskiy district of Kyiv was destroyed. News Source: news.com.au

Secretary-General António Guterres, actor and ocean activist Jason Momoa, and the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, gathered today (26 Jun) at Carcavelos Beach,...

Nearly 30 million children in the U.S. do not have a park within a 10-minute walk of their home. And children from lower-income neighborhoods tend...

Sunday on the NewsHour, after the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, we look at whether the historic decision could put other rights...

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified this past week as part of a congressional investigation into the Washington Commanders’ workplace practices. The Commanders have been criticized...

In our news wrap Sunday, Russia shattered weeks of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv with a series of missile attacks, leaders from...

Democrats on Capitol Hill are urging President Biden to take immediate action to protect abortion rights following the Supreme Court decision. It also comes after...

Military News

NATO Tests New Air Defense System NATO and partner nations are taking part in exercise Ramstein Legacy 22, NATO's large-scale live-fire air defense exercise. Seventeen...

Chosen Female: The US Air Force Academy Cadets' experience with F-16 Fighter (2022) Operation Air Force, a summer program, has given him the opportunity to...

In this week’s look around the Air Force, a pilot program to test issuing free maternity uniforms for pregnant Airmen and Guardians will soon get...

📍Okinawa, Japan (June 23, 2022) #Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division complete a six-month deployment under 4th Marines as a part of...

Australia Sending First M113AS4 Armored Personnel Carriers To Ukraine Australia has given four M113AS4 Armored Personnel Carriers to Ukraine out of a total of fourteen....

Why Russia Is So Afraid Of America's New Dragon Bomb The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have provided new looks and additional insights into...

Walking in heroic footsteps. #USArmy paratroopers participated in the annual Darby 40 Mile Ranger Challenge around Lake Garda from Peschiera del Garda, Italy to Torbole,...

Mission: To perfectly replicate the bunker built by the Drill Sergeant. Do you think these recruits will be a 'GO' at the task? About the...

The Russian Air Force is in Big Trouble A cursory comparison between the Russian Air Force and NATO’s force sizes and capabilities suggests that Russia...

All rights reserved. © 2021 ACN NEWS
All Rights Reserved © ACN 2020

ACN Privacy Policies
ACN TOS
Area Control Network (ACN)
Area Control Network
Area Control Network Center