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1214 clicks; posted to STEM » on 27 Nov 2022 at 10:53 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-27 5:35:39 PM  
Sign me up as a test subject.  I got the Flu one time 20 years ago, have religiously gotten a Flu shot since, I never want to get it again.
 
2022-11-27 6:06:31 PM  
My arm is ready
 
2022-11-27 7:54:25 PM  
Have the creators of the whole mRNA process gotten their Nobel Prize yet?
 
2022-11-27 8:36:35 PM  

NotCodger: Have the creators of the whole mRNA process gotten their Nobel Prize yet?


It really is a beautiful masterpiece of immune technology.  Giving our own cells instructions to make decoys, in order to train our immune response.
 
2022-11-28 12:02:24 AM  
If it works as advertised and we got serious about it we might even eradicate flu. Of course that won't happen because too many people are afraid of vaccines...
 
2022-11-28 12:13:51 AM  

NotCodger: Have the creators of the whole mRNA process gotten their Nobel Prize yet?


Not yet, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it next year.

Success has a thousand [parents], but I'm an advocate for Weissman and Karíko to win it as their work is what moved it from "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if we used mRNA to make antigens" to "Here's how you have to structure the mRNA so that it'll actually work."
 
2022-11-28 1:12:21 AM  

Marksrevenge: If it works as advertised and we got serious about it we might even eradicate flu. Of course that won't happen because too many people are afraid of vaccines...


I think a large subset of that group are just afraid of givin Teh Libs (read: anyone with more than just basic highschool education, in their minds) a Win and therefore vaccines are evil to them.
 
2022-11-28 4:38:25 AM  

Marksrevenge: If it works as advertised and we got serious about it we might even eradicate flu. Of course that won't happen because too many people are afraid of vaccines...


Yep, and they'll certainly provide a meaty reservoir for every strain they can pass along. At least the near-term consequences aren't as bad as the last time that happened... I say as if it ended at all.


So yeah, sign me up. Though I hope we can eventually move onto something that lasts a little longer than the last round of mRNA shots most of us got, at least it'll take some of the bad dice rolls out of the process.
 
2022-11-28 4:46:13 AM  
Ah yes. The human way. Short sighted stupid choicea that have massive long term consequences we blind ourselves too.


So what would really happen when humanity is immune to the flu until it figures out how to get around the vaccine in 30 years and does a spanish flu 2 on mega steroids?
 
2022-11-28 6:38:59 AM  
2022 has been the year of pin cushion for me.

Pfizer booster
Flu
Hep A #1
Mengligcocoal
MP #1 and 2.
And probably the Moderna bivalent before holiday peak.

So shoot me up with whatever keeps me safe and healthy.
 
2022-11-28 8:37:07 PM  
Give me the poke!
 
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