Let’s talk vaccines
Pfizer released their emergency vaccine to the public, those being first responders last week. Nurses and healthcare officials flood vaccine centers in their hospitals, how do we know? It’s all over Instagram, with nurses showing their support for the CN-19 vaccine.
Moderna has now released its vaccine with government approval to the public as part of President Trump’s operation warp speed. Both vaccines require 2 doses, Pfizer 21 days apart and Moderna 28 days apart.
Do vaccines work?
Data documenting the number of cases of disease before and after the introduction of a vaccine, however, demonstrate that vaccines are responsible for the largest drops in disease rates. Measles cases numbered anywhere from 300,000 to 800,000 a year in the United States between 1950 and 1963, when a newly licensed measles vaccine went into use. By 1965, U.S. measles cases were beginning a dramatic drop. In 1968 about 22,000 cases were reported (a drop of 97.25% from the height of 800,000 cases in just three years); by 1998, the number of cases averaged about 100 per year or less. A similar post-vaccination drop occurred with most diseases for which vaccines are available.
Flu Vaccine effectiveness:
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