- Jul 18, 2016
No idea how the wrong number was inputted considering we had Flash doing the typing.
This is huge, especially in the government's not-so-thinly-veiled attempts to use vaccines as a tool for reopening lucrative sectors of the economy (ie: international tourism). Even with the limited duration, the sample size is impressive. Additionally, the group monitored is among the most at-risk of all groups.More news on the Sinovac vaccine:
Indonesia tracked 25,374 health workers in Jakarta for 28 days after their second dose.
100% from death
96% from hospitalization
94% against (symptomatic?) infection
The article didn't break down the numbers and 28-days is a short time, but good news nonetheless!
Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s vaccine is wiping out Covid-19 among health workers in Indonesia, an encouraging sign for the dozens of developing countries reliant on the controversial Chinese shot, which performed far worse than western vaccines in clinical trials.www.bloomberg.com
they are just saying that, for example, no-one who had the vaccine died within 28 days, and that 4% got hospitalised (around 1000). Not sure what that really tells us.
The difficulty is in getting a control group when you have vaccinated nearly 100% of the population. How many non-vaccinated healthcare workers would even be available to participate in the control group?It does seem that Sinovac may actually be quite a good vaccine in the real world environment.
However those numbers are confusing, I don't think they relate to effectiveness (which would require comparison with a control group), they are just saying that, for example, no-one who had the vaccine died within 28 days, and that 4% got hospitalised (around 1000). Not sure what that really tells us.
One thing's for sure. The Indonesian vaccination drive is currently giving 250,000 vaccinations per day (8m/month), which is terrible. In a year's time the country will still be a long way from even 50% coverage unless they start speeding things up a lot. So we could be still looking at hotel quarantines for 2 years or more.
The concern is about natural infections and has zero relevance to mRNA vaccines, as is pointed out specifically at the end of that video.I guess Indonesia is lucky to have the inactivated-type vaccines (Sinovac and Sinopharm) instead of the mRNA-type (Pfizer and Moderna).