When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready ?

apolloa

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Autopilot

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Their won’t be a vaccine, apparently their has never been a vaccine developed for any choronavirus ever, that should tell you all you need to know.

I’m not sure how you conclude “their won’t be a vaccine” from that article. It doesn’t say that, it says it will be difficult. However many companies and organisations seem to be getting there. Two of the main reasons for not having a coronavirus vaccine is that most don’t have a high mortality rate, and those that do have not spread enough to justify further development cost.
 

ashenfie

Well-known Member
Their won’t be a vaccine, apparently their has never been a vaccine developed for any choronavirus ever, that should tell you all you need to know.

Glad you were not running the space program with that attitude, never means you will be the first, nothing more
 

Tight Git

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Yes, the Apollo program proved that anything is possible if you throw enough money at it.

I'll bet 10p there's a vaccine within 12 months.

Well, I am a TG!
 

apolloa

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I’m not sure how you conclude “their won’t be a vaccine” from that article. It doesn’t say that, it says it will be difficult. However many companies and organisations seem to be getting there. Two of the main reasons for not having a coronavirus vaccine is that most don’t have a high mortality rate, and those that do have not spread enough to justify further development cost.
I request you to provide proof to backup your claims, I mean if you believe theirs no money to be had in curing the cold or even the flu virus that does still kill, let alone the other virus in the group, please provide proof to, backup your claim.
 
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IronGiant

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I request you to provide proof to backup your claims, I mean if you believe theirs no money to be had in curing the cold or even the flu virus that does still kill, let alone the other virus in the group, please provide proof to, backup your claim.
Are you medically or scientifically qualified? If not I might suggest you stop quoting social media as fact.
 

apolloa

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Are you medically or scientifically qualified? If not I might suggest you stop quoting social media as fact.
Pot kettle black sir.
Please do post a link to where a vaccine was created for a coronavirus, I invite you to....

And perhaps you could advise to what level of proof is acceptable for future knowledge.
 
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apolloa

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I’m not sure how you conclude “their won’t be a vaccine” from that article. It doesn’t say that, it says it will be difficult. However many companies and organisations seem to be getting there. Two of the main reasons for not having a coronavirus vaccine is that most don’t have a high mortality rate, and those that do have not spread enough to justify further development cost.
Let me rephrase my comment, are you suggesting no one has ever tried to cure the common cold or the flu, due to monetary reasons?
 

apolloa

Distinguished Member
@apolloa - do you mind if I ask what you do for a living?
Just to try and understand your point of view.
Yes I do mind actually, I also don’t see what it has to do with my opinion, perhaps you’ll be asking me what my salary is and did I have free school lunches. You seem to want to place those other differing views into certain classes.
 

IronGiant

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Your opinion is fine, but as Trollslayer asked, is it based on any background other than what you have read on social media or Google?
 

apolloa

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Your opinion is fine, but as Trollslayer asked, is it based on any background other than what you have read on social media or Google?
So you want to chose to ignore facts no matter what link is provided, and instead listen to random posts by people based in their occupations? That seems to be what your implying here.
 

IronGiant

Moderator
Where on earth did you get that idea from? The concern is that you seem to be setting yourself up as a coronavirus vaccine expert, so people are asking why.

My brief here is to prevent the spread of misinformation, and if you are spreading the idea that there will be no vaccine because you read it on the internet then I question the wisdom of your posts.
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
For example I am a test engineer and it is surprising how significant psychology is in that.
Add measurement including an understanding of uncertainty and it can provide a useful perspective on things.
 

JimmyMac

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What you don’t quite grasp @apolloa which is what others are trying to intimate to you is that virology is extremely complex and without some knowledge it’s understandably difficult to realise why we have vaccines for some viruses and not for others.

Flu for instance Mutates constantly, vaccines we have cover many mutations but not all and the vaccine given out will only generally cover 3/4 mutations at one time. The WHO decides which will be most prevalent each year and the flu vaccine for that year is created. However some may catch another strain and unfortunately the vaccine does not help and thus there are sadly deaths

Another issue is cost, it costs hundreds of millions to create a vaccine. Many will fail trials in early stages and be binned off despite a huge investment in initial work. Also if a virus burns out then a vaccine trial may not continue to further stages due to its not being financially viable. Coronavirus (MERS and SARS) are a perfect example here, they are not as susceptible to large mutations as the likes of flu (subtle mutations) but they pretty much burned out. So extensive work was done on vaccines but in the end they were not taken to final trials and production as there was no need. Companies would have spent hundreds of millions on a vaccine that wasn’t needed for the masses, if it had been created it would have cost an insane amount per dose just to break even. Yes those horrible pharmaceutical companies do have to actual consider making money back from the drugs they create but let’s not get into that debate.

So here we sit with the latest coronavirus, this time a vaccine is nigh on essential, so work carried out on MERS and SARS will have likely helped in the initial creation. Now there is a real reason and thus an investment in working towards it

Knowing how this one works and reading about the mutations so far i’m pretty confident a vaccine will be made. My thoughts are that it will be one that needs an annual dosage like the flu vaccine rather than the lifetime vaccinations MMR provides but a vaccine none the less
 
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