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Jim Allen:
Are People With HIV at Greater Risk for COVID-19 Breakthrough?

The  good news is that only 4% of HIV-positive people experienced COVID breakthrough after vaccination.

https://www.poz.com/article/people-hiv-greater-risk-covid19-breakthrough

Jim Allen:
FDA and CDC Give Green Light to Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine
https://www.poz.com/article/fda-cdc-give-green-light-novavax-covid19-vaccine


--- Quote ---On June 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization for the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. A week later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that it be included as a fourth vaccine in the COVID prevention armamentarium.

The Novavax vaccine was authorized as an initial vaccine series for individuals ages 18 or older. It is given as two shots spaced three weeks apart. It has not yet been authorized for use as a booster for people who have already received other COVID vaccines.

The authorization is supported by the results of the PREVENT-19 trial, which initially enrolled nearly 30,000 adults in the United States and Mexico; it was later expanded to include adolescents ages 12 to 17. Participants were randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio to receive two doses of the Novavax vaccine, spaced three weeks apart, or placebo injections.

In adults, the vaccine was 90% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID: 17 vaccine recipients came down with COVID versus 79 in the placebo group. No one who received the vaccine developed moderate or severe disease, was hospitalized or died from COVID-19. Vaccine effectiveness remained high, at 79%, among people over 65, who typically have weaker immune responses.

Importantly, however, the vaccine was tested when the SARS-CoV-2 alpha variant was the main circulating strain.
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leatherman:

--- Quote from: Jim Allen on June 20, 2022, 12:11:34 pm ---The  good news is that only 4% of HIV-positive people experienced COVID breakthrough after vaccination.

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woohoo! You know those are my kind of odds! :D

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