Super Immunity to All Forms of COVID from Hybrid Vaccination Approach

September 10, 2021

While non-scientist Medical doctors and so many AS SEEN ON TV doctors keep talking about finding finding some magical breakthrough “new vaccine” or new COVID treatment that will stop COVID in the future, it turns out the answer has already happened, right under non-scientist Medical doctor’s noses.

“Super Immunity” … Now:
Top virologists have recently reported that when a person is infected first by the whole COVID coronavirus, followed by getting a highly-targeted m-RNA vaccine (only Pfizer or Modernavac), then those patients are showing super immunity to ALL forms of SARS viruses – and ALL COVID-19 strains due to hybrid immunity that creates a broad spectrum of very powerful antibodies, suites of different antibodies that are not possible with just Pfizer, Moderna vac**, not from JnJ (Janssen), or Oxford-Astra Zeneca vaccines.

Based on the science behind antibody production, smart scientists have already been using this approach since last March, 2021 – by first taking a vaccine that has the whole – entire Coronavirus COVID-19 virus in the vaccine (an adenovirus-based vaccine like Sinovac) given first, which gives the patient one big group of general antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, followed by getting a second set of Pfizer or Modernavac m-RNA’s highly targeted little tiny pieces of Spike protein of the Coronavirus, creates a special combination of “very powerful” hybrid immunity that currently kills off all ALL variants of COVID.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03696-9

Plus this special hybrid immunity from combining the our immune response from being exposed to the whole SARS virus, followed by the targeted immunity triggered by a Pfizer vac or Moderna vac pair of injections, gives a broad “impressively potent”  – “bullet-proof” immune protection to all forms of SARS, including even the old SARS-CoV-1 from 2003 – which points to strong future immunity to even new variants of COVID-19.

https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/science.abj2258

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Specific comments by top scientists:
“One could reasonably predict that these people will be quite well protected against most — and perhaps all of — the SARS-CoV-2 variants that we are likely to see in the foreseeable future,” says Paul Bieniasz, a virologist at Rockefeller University who helped lead several of the studies.

In a study published online last month, Bieniasz and his colleagues found antibodies in these individuals that can strongly neutralize the six variants of concern tested, including delta and beta, as well as several other viruses related to SARS-CoV-2, including one in bats, two in pangolins and the one that caused the first coronavirus pandemic, SARS-CoV-1.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/09/07/1033677208/new-studies-find-evidence-of-superhuman-immunity-to-covid-19-in-some-individuals
https://cvcovid.salud.gob.mx/?fbclid=IwAR1IOrOBG-dTfksetdZMGfGFeqfbm61ZfdU6dvSt-Vez1efSr51YwqYuHfg


**Final Notes:
1. Neither the background science nor real world scientific testing results show any indication that getting a third “booster” dose of the vaccines give the “super immunity” very strong hybrid-antibody protection created by being exposed to the combination of the entire SARS virus followed by two doses of Moderna vac or Pfizer vac doses.

2. Neither the background science nor real world scientific testing results show any indication that getting the Oxford-Astra Zeneca nor JnJ vaccines (that have low 56% – 65% efficacy), give any special protection, because the AstraZeneca & JnJ vaccines are limited, and do not have the broad range of proteins that Sinovac or a natural COVID infection offer.

3. Because the Oxford – Astra Zeneca vaccine & JnJ (Janssen) vaccines deliver only big blocks of the entire Coronavirus Spike protein – they give only lower much-less effective protection (relatively low 56% – 65% efficacy) versus the Moderna vac & Pfizer vaccine’s 93% protection.

Specifically:
” Among current COVID-19 vaccines in use, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AstraZeneca) vaccine efficacy against symptomatic cases dropped from 75% to 11% against B.1.351 (9). By contrast, BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech) vaccine efficacy against symptomatic cases dropped from ∼95% to 75% against B.1.351, and protection against severe disease remained at 97% (10). ”

Which says that because of it’s limitations, the Oxford-Astra Zeneca is not-surprisingly poor against newer COVID-19 variants (down at just 11% protection) … versus Pfizer up at 75% protection against a new recent COVID-19 variant.


These dramatic chemical differences between Pfizer- Moderna m-RNA vaccines versus Oxford-Astra Zeneca and JnJ are very important, because Moderna vac contains just 11 tiny highly-targeted carefully-selected snippets of Spike protein, and Pfizer vac contains just 17 tiny highly-targeted carefully-selected snippets of Spike protein, while the Oxford-Astra Zeneca and the JnJ vaccine are neither highly targeted like Pfizer & Moderna, nor are Oxford-Astra Zeneca and JnJ broad coverage vaccines like Sinovac. Sadly, Astra Zeneca & JnJ are sort of in-the-middle … middle-of-the-road … somewhate limited … much less effective than either the very broad Sinovac (the whole Coronavirus) or the highly targeted Pfizer & Moderna vacs.

The scientific evidence of super-immunity to COVID-19 by using a hybrid approach of challenging our immune systems using the entire SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, only works (currently) when followed by getting 2 doses of a highly-targeted good m-RNA based vaccine, like Pfizer or Moderna vac (93% efficacy), because of the special properties of the highly targeted special tiny snippets of Spike protein found in the Moderna & Pfizer m-RNA vaccines.

In Layman’s Terms:
Getting a natural COVID infection (or Sinovac – that has the whole COVID-19 virus) is like getting a “shot-gun” scatter-blast of a broad range of antibodies …. combined with the “sniper-rifle” highly-targeted, highly-specific approaches of Moderna & Pfizer vacs that trigger our bodies to make special, highly-selective antibodies to COVID-19 virus variants.


4. Finally, it can be important to recognize that Medical doctors (non-scientists) and AS SEEN ON TV Medical ‘expert’ almost always talk only about antibodies, while they ignore B-cells, ignore memory T-cells and they ignore killer T-Cells. It is critical to realize that the “super immunity” – “hybrid-immunity” comes from a combination of protections from ALL THREE groups of immune responses: killer T-Cells, memory T-cells, and B-Cells … aka “CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells, memory B cells.

Example: Studies of elderly patients vaccinated with just Pfizer vac are showing 22% of elderly patients with NO MEMORY T-Cells at 8 months after the 2’nd Pfizer jab – while those over age 80 elderlies do have reasonable B-Cell antibody levels for some protection – but NONE of the key memory T-Cells.

This is why getting just a 3’rd ‘booster’ dose of Pfizer or Moderna is no where near as effective as the combination hybrid immunity from getting a dose of the entire COVID-19 virus, followed by 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.


Get educated, Stay informed, Stay healthy, Stay safe

Dr. Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. Chemistry, Public Health and Laboratory Measurement Science

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Getting a Copy of Proof of Vaccination in Mexico

July 7, 2021

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Overall Conclusions:
YES … Get VACCINATED… It helps.

Vaccinations give solid-but-partial protection.

In spite of Medical Doctors last 18 months of factually incorrect advice:

In spite of the CDC’s ongoing (unscientific) advice that we don’t need masks when indoors … If you want to stay safe, instead follow science … follow the scientifically proven advice that works … advice that has not changed since March 2020 … everyone who is vaccinated should:

~ Keep wearing ONLY a tight-fiting medical grade masks …


~ Keep Socially Distancing of at least 8 feet when indoors
or use fans when indoors or when out of doors whene there are no breezes.


Get educated, Stay informed, Stay healthy, Stay safe,

Dr. Steven M. Fry

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Aerosol Science, Measurement Science, Public Health & Environment

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Proofs of Why COVID Vaccinated People Still Need to Keep Wearing Masks & Socially Distancing

June 30, 2021

  • Top Scientists have been calling for vaccinated people to continue wearing tight-fitting medical grade masks and Socially Distancing (8ft when indoors without fans), and now, a few Medical Doctors & a few hospitals are finally realizing that all of COVID vaccinations give only partial protection – with protection gaps ranging from 12% failure rates for Pfizer, 35% for JnJ and up to 44% for Oxford-AstraZenica vaccinated patients.

    https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/13302179/posts/9774

    Fortunately, for both patient health & hospital personnel’s health, some medical professionals are finally realizing the continuing need for ONLY tight-fitting medical grade masks & Social Distancing … and a select few medical professionals are finally taking the long proven measures to finally stop COVID’s spread among their staff & patients:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/29/cambridge-hospitals-mask-upgrade-appears-to-eliminate-covid-19-risk-to-staff

    All of this is particularly important when we consider on-going strategies how to stay safe. As described in a previous report here, while we have decent partial-protection for 8 – 12 months after our second COVID vaccine injection … we will need additional protection – booster shots, or getting vaccinated with a different vaccine sometime after 8 – 12 months post vaccination (depending on our age – over 80? – and our personal health)… as we now have proofs of both how long & how strong our immune system protections remain for us from 1 to 8 months after vaccinations.

    https://wordpress.com/post/yucalandia.com/9793

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6529/eabf4063?fbclid=IwAR0sYfYKnv-WHnxWU9v48TR-pmqVQ1gzsyUd1yzo8ASLIr1-nFxkt5ZyWdg

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Overall Conclusions:
Per the Guardian’s latest June 29 report: The highly-regarded Cambridge Hospital healthcare workers caring for Covid-19 patients were found to be at greater risk of infection than staff on non-Covid wards, even when using the previously Medical Doctor recommended changing to only tight-fitting, high efficiency medical grade masks.


In response to finding that vaccinations & ordinary masks were not adequately protecting their staff, Cambridge hospital’s infection control committee upgraded the type of masks used by staff on Covid-19 wards. Once tight fitting medical-grade FFFP3 masks were introduced, the number of cases attributed to exposure on Covid-19 wards dropped dramatically – “in fact, (the preliminary results) suggest that FFP3 respirators may have cut ward-based infection to zero” for even the Delta variant that’s currently ravaging even vaccinated British medical doctors.

https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-637724/v1

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-57636360

Masks


Notice the kinds of masks that actually work:
Sadly … for over year, MANY local gringo ‘experts’ here in Yucatan, who have “OSHA experience” and are “OSHA experts” have been falsely claiming that masks do not work, even though Aerosol Science & Public Health Scientist experts have pointed to over 20 yrs of reports that prove they DO work to protect us at 99% levels from COVID’s invisible infectious fine aerosols from infected people talking or singing.

Note that the Cambridge Medical Doctors are finally also acknowledging that a proper tight-fitting medical grade mask (see the image above) … simple N95 – N99 masks … work 47 TIMES BETTER than their ordinary masks … which means all the cloth masks that most people wear are little more than fashion accessories … because they leak at between 45% – 70%.

Notice how the masks shown above (N95 – N99 masks that we have been recommending as NECESSARY since March 2020) typically give 99.9% protection, when paired with appropriate social distancing … while even the vaunted the Pfizer vaccine gives just 88% protection from incidental contact exposures to COVID.



Overall Conclusions:
YES … Get VACCINATED… It helps.

Vaccinations give solid-but-partial protection.

and … In spite of Medical Doctors last 18 months of factually incorrect advice:

In spite of the CDC’s ongoing (unscientific) advice that we don’t need masks when indoors … If you want to stay safe, instead follow science … follow the scientifically proven advice that works … advice that has not changed since March 2020 … everyone who is vaccinated should:

~ Keep wearing ONLY a tight-fiting medical grade masks …


~ Keep Socially Distancing of at least 8 feet when indoors
or use fans when indoors or when out of doors whene there are no breezes.

Unfortunately… Yet more of the latest scientific reports continue to expose how Medical Doctors … esp. the CDC Medical Doctors who are mistakenly telling vaccinated people that we magically do not need to wear masks when indoors … the CDC Medical Doctors, and many other unscientific Medical Doctors are (sadly broadly generally) behind the scientific facts curve … again.

which means we need to continue to rely on talented Scientists,  not Medical Doctors, for the best information on how to stay safe from COVID.


Get educated, Stay informed, Stay healthy, Stay safe,

Dr. Steven M. Fry

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Aerosol Science, Measurement Science, Public Health & Environment

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The Best COVID News in Over a Year

June 27, 2021

Latest fun fun encouraging news on COVID vaccines !The soon to be released-approved “Novavax” appears to be the best current COVID vaccine on the planet … especially in protecting us from all the different new variants of COVID:

With Oxford-AstraZenica vaccine down at just 56% protection for people getting their doses just 30 days apart (vs. the manufacturer’s recommended 84 – 90 days) … and with JnJ vaccine down at just 66% protection … and with even the vaunted Pfizer vaccine failing to protect us up to 12% of the time … from just incidental contact with COVID … there is NOW some good news.

” the fascination with the newest, shiniest (COVID vaccine) options obscured some basic facts. These two particular (Pfizer & Moderna) mRNA vaccines may have been the first to get results from Phase 3 clinical trials, but that’s because of superior trial management … “

“… not (due to some) secret vaccine sauce. … “

“For now, (Pfizer & Moderna) are harder and more expensive to manufacture and distribute than traditional types of vaccines, and their side effects are more common and more severe. “
INSTEAD: “The latest Novavax data confirm that it’s possible to achieve the same efficacy against COVID-19 with a more familiar technology that more people may be inclined to trust. (The mRNA vaccines delivered efficacy rates of 95 and 94 percent against the original coronavirus strain in Phase 3 trials, as compared with 96 percent for Novavax in its first trial,

and now (Novavax offers a very special) 90 percent protection against a mixture of variants ” !!!


This last item on Novavax’s 90% protection rates against all the different COVID variants is STUNNINGLY better than even Pfizer or Moderna.

Groundbreaking Stuff !!

Finally notice that Novavax may become the vaccine of choice for people needing a booster next year !

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/06/novavax-now-best-covid-19-vaccine/619276/


~ Stay well, stay informed, stay safe. ~


Dr. Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. Laboratory Science, Public Health & Environment, and Chemistry

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Air Conditioning Maintenance for These Hot Hot Times – A DIY Job?

June 27, 2021

How to keep your airconditioner running in peak condition … a Do It Yourself (DIY) job ???

People across social media are now asking what they can do to keep their air conditioners running fine during these hot hot times. Generally, most homeowners can either clean the small air filters up in the evaporator head of a mini-split unit … or replace the filters in their whole house air conditioner units & vent, but there’s much much more involved in doing the whole job, properly.

Before going further-deeper into the cleaning process, maybe it’s time to realize some of what’s involved in doing just the simplest basic parts of the job properly:

~ Remember there’s a bunch of different sized screws in the plastic clamshell cover of the evaporators of mini-split units – and many of those screws can be hidden behind little plugs or behind covers.

~ We know almost no ordinary homeowner who can dissassemble the plastic clamshell tight covers of the evaporator to get at the “turbina” – 3 ft long squirrel-cage fan to clean it properly

… and even fewer ordinary homeowners who can safely clean the accumulated dust & mold & fungus out of the evaporator coils, without damaging the fragile coils …
plus once you get that tricky clamshell plastic cover off the evaporator, it’s a bunch of work to wipe out all the accumulated dust, mold and fungus.

~ and then you have to clean & disinfect the drip tray in evaporator – to eliminate mold, fungus & dust…

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~ and …. you have to clean and inspect the drain hose that drains out the condensate water from the drip tray … because the hoses are generally buried deep behind other parts of the evaporator.

~ and then … you have to pull out all the mini-split’s circuit boards, and get all the accumulated dust off them – to stop electronic component overheating… requiring even unplugging some of the cables & connectors from up to 4 different circuit boards … and then successfully reassemble & reinstall all boards without damaging either the boards, cables & connectors.

~Finally, you have to get the mini-split’s clamshell plastic cover back onto the evaporator, because you have to flex, bend, contort & twist most of the covers to get them back on .. – then matching all the different sizes of screws to all their specific holes.


~ AND THEN… especially if at the beach, you have to go up on the roof and safely clean accumulated dust, salt, salitre etc from the compressor’s fragile coils fins – without damaging any of the little fins … and then using a specialized matching fin-comb to straighten out any bent fins – to maintain good air flow. … Completing this operation properly can require some special detergents & a even a gentle pressure washer if you have a accumulated dust, or “cotton” from cottonwood trees or “cotton” from ceiba – k-pock trees

There are reasons that the best techs charge $1500 pesos to do it well, here in Mexico … and still … many of them strip out the screw mounts. 😉


~ Stay well, stay informed, stay safe. ~


The Good Doctor Fry
aka Steve

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How Long and How Strong Do Our Immune System Protections Last after a COVID Vaccination or COVID Infection

June 21, 2021

  • While surveying over 130 COVID, SARS & vaccine scientific reports, we found some interesting results that describe our COVID post-vaccine & post-infection protection levels, including how long & how strong our immune system protections remain from 1 month to 8 months later.

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6529/eabf4063?fbclid=IwAR0sYfYKnv-WHnxWU9v48TR-pmqVQ1gzsyUd1yzo8ASLIr1-nFxkt5ZyWdg

The study was not large … but they analyzed a decent number of patient samples for the 4 general key long-term protective immune system components-reactions … to determine what COVID protections we maintain for 1 month, 4 months, 6 months and 8 months after vaccination and natural infections. … Because some of the results are reported for patients who only had natural COVID infections, we are left to extrapolate the expected protections we get from vaccinations.**   

Researchers monitored 4 groups of our key immune system responses to COVID infections & COVID vaccinations – for up to 8 months after vaccination/infection.  Their goals were:

~ to see what specific protective responses our bodies had

~ to see how strong (effective) those protective responses were … and

~ to see how long each of those 4 different kinds of protective responses lasted.


Overall Conclusions … The researchers  found that after COVID vaccinations & infections:
Roughly 95% of subjects retained good levels of immune memory at ~6 months after infection or vaccination.

Blood samples showed good levels of circulating COVID antibody titers in lab tests, (where COVID antibody titers are the typical lab test used by Medical Doctors to monitor our COVID protection  … Yet, those laboratory test results used by Medical doctors    did NOT reflect,   did NOT represent  our T cell memory cell levels.   … Fortunately, our key protective memory T-cell levels were generally higher than the Antibody test results …  Still, one memory cell component levels were lower than predicted~reflected by Antibody test results after 8 months.

This means that the current simple serological tests for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies DO NOT REFLECT the richness and durability of our protective, immune memory reactions to SARS-CoV-2.




Scientific Conclusions:
1.  Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins and receptor binding domain (RBD) declined moderately over 8 months.

This points to some patients (esp older people) possibly needing a booster shot 8 months after the 2’nd vaccination shot.

All of these results compared very well with the findings of several other reports. … Example, Pfizer found good levels of antibody protection after 6 months …. yet 22% of elderlies over age 80 had NO memory B-cells and NO memory T-cells left after the Pfizer vaccine after just 6 month… but those elderlies still had modest levels of neutralizing antibodies after 6 months … giving the elderlies some remaining protection.

2.   Memory B cells against SARS-CoV-2 spike actually increased between 1 month and 8 months after infection.
YAY !

3.   Memory CD8+ T cells and memory CD4+ T cells declined with an initial half-life of 3 to 5 months.

Half Life means half is gone after the reported time period…  50% lower after 4 months … 25% remaining after 8 months … 12% remaining after 12 months.

This is GOOD news, because the vaccines typically cause our bodies to make 10X to 1000X more of the protective components than a natural COVID infection …

which means when vaccinated … most of us still likely have decent protection after a year.

4.  Immunoglobulin G (IgG), RBD IgG, and neutralizing antibody titers  to COVID-spike-proteins
 … exhibited similar changes over time.

5. Specifically…. Spike IgA was still present in the large majority of subjects at 6 to 8 months after infection.
YAY

6.  IgG was the dominant isotype of our memory B cell responses … as IgM memory B cells appeared to be short-lived.

7.  They found a minor population of IgA memory B cells.

7.a. CD8+ T cell and CD4+ T cell memory were measured for all SARS-CoV-2 proteins.

7.b.  70% of individuals possessed detectable CD8+ T cell memory at 1 month after infection, that declined to ~50% by 6 to 8 months after infection.
YAY

7.c.  CD4+ T cell memory had 93% of subjects wutg detectable SARS-CoV-2 memory at 1 month after infection.

7.d.  92% of patients had high levels of CD4+ T cells (92%) remained high at 6 to 8 months after infection.

YAY

We would expect vaccinated patients to perform similarly – or better than natural COVID infected patients based on other COVID study results.

7.e.   SARS-CoV-2 spike-specific memory CD4+ T cells with the specialized capacity to help B cells [T follicular helper (TFH) cells] were also maintained.

The BIG Over-Arching Conclusions:
  Roughly 95% of subjects retained good levels of immune memory at ~6 months after infection or vaccination.

Blood samples showed good levels of circulating COVID antibody titers in lab tests, (where COVID antibody titers are the typical lab test used by Medical Doctors to monitor our COVID protection  … and those laboratory test results used by Medical doctors    did NOT reflect,   did NOT represent  our T cell memory cell levels.   … Our key protective memory T-cell levels were generally higher than the Antibody test results …  yet one memory cell component was lower than predicted~reflected by Antibody test results after 8 months.

This means that the current simple serological tests for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies DO NOT REFLECT the richness and durability of our protective, immune memory reactions to SARS-CoV-2.

Unfortunately… The scientific report also shows that Medical Doctors are (sadly broadly generally) behind the scientific facts curve … again. … because Medical Doctors are AGAIN relying on  too narrow of lab test results   that do not represent    our actual immune system protections.

which means we need to continue to rely on talented Scientists,  not Medical Doctors, for the best information on how to stay safe from COVID.

Dr. Steve 

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  **Numerous studies have consistently shown vaccines cause our bodies to make between 10X to 100X and up to 10,000X higher levels of neutralizing antibodies & T-cells against SARS-CoV-2, to protect us against COVID … so it is reasonable to expect that our long term immune system protections from vaccinations are    better   than the results presented below for patients who had natural infections.






~ Stay well, stay informed, stay safe. ~


The Good Doctor Fry
Steven Michael Fry

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Aerosol Science, Measurement Science, Public Health & Environment

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June 20, 2021 Troubling COVID Updates for Yucatan State and How to Stay Safe

June 20, 2021

We’ve currently hit the worst COVID outbreak COVID numbers for COVID, with 3051 new confirmed COVID cases here last week, and over 2,000 Yucatecans hospitalized as of yesterday (Saturday).*

Because even the best vaccines provide only partial protection from COVID**, the best protection is still keeping 8 ft or more of Social Distancing, plus wear a good tight-fitting medical grade mask when around others, especially when indoors where COVID infected people’s invisible aerosols from talking … keep floating around infectious for 4 – 6 hours after the person talks without a tight-fitting medical grade mask.

Note that two different statistics show that because Yucatan has such low rates of COVID testing, there are likely 10 un-reported COVID cases, for every official “confirmed” reported case. That means this past week, there were likely over 30,000 people walking around, infectious, contagious with COVID – potentially infecting another 30,000 Yucatecans by talking inside without a tight-fitting mdeical grade mask.

That translates to 1 in every 66 Yucatecans you meet, potentially are contagious, infectious, able to infect anyone within 8 ft indoors, who is not wearing a tight-fitting medical grade mask – and unfortunately, months of very large million patient studies show your vaccine may not protect you.

**To stay safe, we must realize that the manufacturer’s January studies prove that the Oxford-AstraZenica vaccine gives just 56% protection … up to a 44% failure rate … when the patient gets both vaccine shots within 30 days. That same manufacturer’s report published in the Lancet in February, 2021, shows that each patient must wait at least 84 days between the first dose and second injection to get just 76% efficacy protection. …

In contrast, even the vaunted Pfizer vaccine showed up to a 12% failure rate at protecting people from just incidental contact with COVID infected people – as proven by the world’s biggest COVID study of 1.2 million Israelis, published by the highly respected New England Journal of Medicine. ( https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2101765 )

The Oxford-AstraZenica manufacturer even announced in the Lancet (Feb 2021) that AstraZenica vaccinated patients getting the jabs just 30 days apart had a 50:50 chance of getting COVID from incidental contact …. And even if you wait 84 days between vaccine jabs, the patients still have a 1 in 4 chance of getting COVID from just incidental contact with COVID infected people talking indoors. ( https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00432-3/fulltext )

Delta Variant of COVID Coming to Mexico:
Note that the most recent studies show that even the vaunted Pfizer vaccine is just 76% effective against the Delta variant of COVID.
https://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/salud/2021/06/14/mala-noticia-variante-india-del-covid-presente-en-mexico-duplica-riesgo-de-hospitalizacion-senala-estudio/

The best studies show that the Delta variant is 60% more transmissable than the other COVID variants circulating in Mexico, as proven by the Delta variant becoming the dominant strain, now causing more than 90% of the new COVID cases in Great Britain’s latest outbreak.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/the-delta-variant-is-serious-heres-why-its-on-the-rise.

Fortunately, despite some local Facebook gringo-forum posts …
THERE ARE STILL NO CONFIRMED DELTA VARIANT CASES, yet, in Mexico: https://www.gisaid.org/hcov19-variants/

It is also worth noting that the Delta variant of COVID has distinctive symptoms of
runny noses … sore throats … and headaches as the primary symptoms – which makes it very different from the other common COVID variants.

As of today, there are NOT any reports from Merida’s Medical doctors of this past week’s COVID patients coming in with runny noses, sore throats & headaches as their major symptoms, so just as we expect, poor Yucatecans who do not travel internationally are NOT spreading the Delta virus like the 10% of US COVID cases from USA people have contact with international travellers.

Why are so many Yucatecans getting COVID now?
Most likely, COVID fatigue … with people gathering indoors without maintaining 8 ft of Social Distancing … is aggravating the other problem of so many Yucatecans wearing cloth masks that leak 70% & do not protect us from COVID. … Plus, a number of COVID-vaccinated Yucatecans now feel bullet-proof, when even the best vaccines have significant gaps in protection … giving much lower protection than social distancing +plus a tight fitting medical-grade mask.

As local cases of new COVID infections have more than tripled, it’s important to realize why COVID vaccies have significant gaps in their protection … as low as 50% protection for Oxford-AstraZenica … and as low as no protection for some 22% of elderly people just 6 months after their 2’nd Pfizer dose … (for vaccinated patients over age 80)

… To know why we older folks need to keep wearing tight-fitting masks & socially distancing when indoors with other people, even after getting vaccinated.

In spite of vaccinations, COVID Hospitalizations are also way up as of this Saturday, increasing from under 600 for several weeks ago … now rocketing up from 1500 two weeks ago, to over 2000 as of this past Saturday.


Estimates of Under-Reporting of COVID cases in Yucatan State:
**Yucatan’s ongoing 10% death rates from COVID are roughly 10X higher than other countries,. This strongly indicates that Yucatan’s COVID testing rates are so unusually low, (just 1 COVID test run on roughly every COVID infected people) that there are most-likely at least 10X more COVID cases than reported by the Government. Further evidence that just 1 COVID infected Yucatecan out of 10 total infected Yucatecans is: Yucatan State just reported 63% of people tested here this past week had COVID, versus the rest of the world’s typical 5% positive testing rates … This means our current 3,055 official cases translates to likely over 30,000 COVID infected Yucatecans this past week => The highest rates ever seen here.

The rest of the story?
With 27% of COVID infected patients living with awful long-term health problems … and with significant numbers of vaccinated patients getting COVID infections (up to 12%) from just incidental contacts, we must continue wear tight-fitting medical grade masks & socially distancing. 😉

Consider the consequences of rolling the dice on 1 in 8 odds of getting COVID after both Pfizer vaccination jabs … and 1 in 3 JnJ vaccinated people still get COVID from incidental contacts … and up to 1 in 2 Oxford-AstraZenica vaccinated patients are at risk of getting COVID if they did not wait 84 days between injections ….

Conclusions:
~ Over 1 in 4 COVID sufferors get nasty long term illnesses & permanent damage, including

… Brain damage, nervous system damage, lung damage, kidney damage, liver damage, and cardiovascular damage.


~ Up to 22% of COVID infected Pfizer vaccinated people get “Serious COVID Disease” … from incidental exposure to COVID.


~ Up to 44% of Pfizer vaccinated people with “Serious COVID Disease” are hospitalized.
AND THEN:~ 6 months after Pfizer vaccinations, 23% – 1 in 4 elderly vaccinated patients HAVE NO MEMORY T-Cells against COVID… and NO KILLER-T Cells against COVID…

This means roughly 1 in 4 elderly people vaccinated with Pfizer … show antibodies to COVID … but have almost no immune system protection against actual COVID infections just 6 months after their 2’nd Pfizer doses.

All these significant gaps & serious risks get even worse for JnJ vaccine, and even worse for Oxford-AstraZenica vaccine => Vaccination is NOT a magic bullet.

Vaccination is very helpful, but it is not the final answer if you care about your health … especially if you are over age 60.


~ Stay well, stay informed, stay safe. ~


The Good Doctor Fry
Steven Michael Fry

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Aerosol Science, Measurement Science, Public Health & Environment

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What’s it all about … Alfie ?


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April 5, 2021

Tick – tock … Tick – tock … Tick – tock …

or … ~ Swirling flow ~ … ??

A good friend shared this … which I am stealing … and adding my own Coda, at the end.

May be an image of text that says 'a better world is possible we're so fucked me'

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A friend posted this morning:
… I suppose the Taoist approach here would be to try to understand one’s place in the betterness/fuckedness order of things, to appreciate the delicate balance amidst — perhaps even the flow between — these forces.

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In the context of) … Today Peru will find out whether it is fucked or whether…an even more fucked country is possible.

Guy Howard 6/8/21

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Tick tock … Tick tock … Tick tock

or ~ Swirling flow ~ … ??

Our minds love to arbitrarily force things to conform to simple pairs of Good-Bad, On-Off, Right-Left, Light-Dark, Fat-Thin, Awake-Asleep, Smart-Dumb, Tall-Short etc … while even the simplest reality check reveals that the smartest people do such dumb things, and the dumbest people can be so incredibly bright …

which leaves me amazed & stilled at how we move through space & time … endlessly elliptically spiraling forward.

Spinning on our Earth’s axis … Revolving around our sun …. Propelled forward as our solar system moves forward perpendicularly to our whirling solar systems planets movements … Swirling yet-further outward as a tiny part of an arm in our pin-wheel Milky Way galaxy … which it also screams-along through space …

7 billion or so humans, all blissfully unaware of our very real

~ constantly spinning at 11,000 miles per hour

~ constantly revolving at 67,000 mph around the sun

~ constantly hurtling forward at 514,000 mph as our solar system barrels-along in the Milky Way …

~ constantly screaming-along at 1.3 million miles per hour on the crazy carousel we call our Milky Way galaxy …

as I sit … “motionless” … on my couch.

Ever Sanguine,
Still Steve


and yes …. Even our grand Milky Way galaxy is just a tiny speck … on a beautiful Laniakea super cluster …

out of a million or so other super clusters …



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COVID Testing & COVID Vaccine Updates:

June 12, 2021 Update from the June 7 version**

COVID Testing & COVID Vaccine Updates:
Note that most of the laboratory tests for COVID antibodies are specially designed to ONLY detect COVID antibodies from a natural COVID infectionv (the first topic discussed in this article) …

**The game has changed a bit, since we wrote the original June 7 version of the article:

If we now expand our descriptions of COVID testing to include the latest SPECIAL COVID antibody testing offered by BIOMÉDICOS DE MÉRIDA. Laboratorio de Análisis Clínicos … we now can get different setsd of separate results for Antibodies to “N-proteins” (Antibodies to Nucleocapsid SARS proteins) versus our levels of Antibodies to “S-proteins” (Antibodies to surface Spike SARS proteins) – allowing some distinctions between our COVID Antibodies from natural COVID infections versus vaccine-caused COVID antibodies:

https://www.facebook.com/BiomedicosDeMerida/posts/2135472383249799


So, yes, the new COVID Spike-protein Antibody test this one laboratory is now offering … is a game-changer.

“We are performing SARS CoV-2 IgG-IgM Antibody Profiling (nucleocapsid and spike), now with 𝗜𝗴𝗚 𝗖𝘂𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮. It consists of: ▶ ️ Qualitative determination of Ac IgG (nucleocapsid) and IgM ▶ ️𝗖𝘂𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗼́𝗻 from Ac IgG Spike. The IgG antibody parameter 𝗰𝘂𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗼 selectively detects antibodies directed against the Spike protein of the virus. Since the vaccines in use target this specific protein, 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙧 𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙖𝙙𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚 𝙡𝙖 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙖 𝙞𝙣𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙨 𝙡𝙖 𝙫𝙖𝙘𝙪𝙣𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙤́𝙣, as well as the immune response resulting from a previous infection. Reports by: 📱 Inbox Fb Messenger 📧contacto@biomedicosdemerida.com 📞9999480750 / 9999433543

Note that the “S-protein” reference is for SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein (a surface protein that triggers both natural & vaccine based antibodies) … versus the “N-protein” reference for “Nucleocapsid” protein from the body of the virus that’s for natural vaccines & possibly some whole virus-vaccines, like the Sinovac.

Further note: Because Oxford-AstraZenica & Moderna & Pfizer have just spike protein pieces to trigger our antibody production … then comparing the N-protein Antibody results to the S-protein Antibody lab test results – is an good indication of the net numbers of antibodies you have from the vaccine.

People who got either Sinovac or Cansino vaccines can have a combination of S-protein Antibodies and/or N-protein Antibodies… So… The laboratory is still telling just a partial story, because we have such a variety of vaccines admistered here. Their claims very nicely fit the USA where just Moderna, Pfizer & JnJ spike protein based vaccines are used.
😉



Yucatan COVID Infection news from June, 7, 2021:
… As local cases of new COVID infections have more than tripled, it’s important to realize why COVID vaccies have significant gaps in their protection … as low as 50% protection for Oxford-AstraZenica … and as low as no protection for some 22% of elderly people just 6 months after their 2’nd Pfizer dose … (for vaccinated patients over age 80) … and Why we older folks need to keep wearing tight-fitting masks even after getting vaccinated …. See the second half of the article (below) for details.

Continuing with COVID Lab Test Information:
Notice that for COVID Antibody tests by many labs may not be useful to detect if your COVID vaccination is working: This means that when we get a COVID vaccine, then later if we get a Medical Doctor or laboratory to test us for COVID antibodies, the lab test will generally find … nothing. … unless you had a previous COVID infection … or unless you get the special “S-protein” (SARS Antibody Spike Protein) test … in combination with the “N-protein” (SARS Antibody Nucleocapsid protein) test.

Sadly, every Medical Doctor I have spoken with, so far, does not know these facts, because they generally have have very limited scientific training, and even less virology or laboratory training. Even more sad? Even the laboratory techs we’ve spoken with generally don’t know this. … It takes talking with either a good Laboratory Director, fine scientist, or excellent Pathologist to correctly answer these questions.


Why does the COVID antibody lab test too often NOT work for testing how many COVID antibodies your vaccine has triggered you to make?

The commonly offered COVID antibody lab test only checks for antibodies to a capsid protein … specifically a Coronavirus Nucleocapsid protein – aka “N protein”. … Meanwhile, the COVID vaccines are based on pieces of Coronavirus Spike proteins – aka “S protein”.


Why make a COVID antibody lab test that cannot measure the presence of antibodies from vaccines?

If the COVID antibody lab tests reacted to the vaccine caused antibodies, then everyone who got a vaccine would show up as FALSE POSITIVE lab tests for supposedly being infected with COVID.

Because we DO NOT WANT vaccinated people appearing to have active COVID infections in the lab tests, the clever laboratory scientists chose a protein-part of the Coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) virus that the vaccines do not incude – a Nucleocapsid protein from the body of the Coronavirus – that the vaccines miss. 😉


So … Ignore the mistaken FaceBook amateur dialogues where non-scientific people … and non*scientific Medical Doctors … mistakenly tell people to supposedly get COVID antibody tested to see how their vaccine is working. and instead read the description of both S-protein Antibodies AND N-Protein Antibodies tests at the beginning of this article. … 😉

**For people who do not know me (the author), I am a Doctor-Professor of Public Health and Laboratory Science with 45 yrs of professional experience in these areas … with a top Professora-Doctora Virologist wife who have decades of training in these things … things that Medical Doctors generally never study. 😉

And yes, despite typical Medical Doctors lack of knowledge in these areas, realize that these realities have been known by good scientists since last summer, 2020:

https://www.technologynetworks.com/diagnostics/blog/covid-19-antibody-testing-s-vs-n-protein-340327

and

https://www.news-medical.net/whitepaper/20210512/N-Protein-Variants-and-Their-Importance-in-Antibody-Test-and-Design.aspx

and

https://www.facebook.com/BiomedicosDeMerida/posts/2135472383249799


~ Stay well, stay informed, stay safe. ~



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Yucatan COVID Infections Update:
This past week we had 1216 new confirmed COVID cases here.** This means Yucatan’s reported COVID cases have more than tripled from previous weekly lows down at 375 cases per week.

In spite of vaccinations, COVID Hospitalizations are also way up as of this Saturday, increasing from under 600 for several weeks ago … now rocketing up to over 1500 a week as of this past Saturday.

Estimates of Under-reporting of COVID cases in Yucatan State:
**Yucatan’s ongoing 10% death rates from COVID, roughly 10X higher than other countries, indicates that Yucatan’s COVID testing rates are so unusually low, that there are most-likely at least 10X more COVID cases than reported by the Government, meaning we likely have 12,000 – 20,000 COVID infected Yucatecans out running around in public right now => The highest rates seen in over a year.

Stay Safe using what’s proven to work!
Keep wearing your tight-fitting medical grade masks, as the world’s biggest vaccination study of 1.2 million Israelis shows up to a 12% failure rate for Pfizer vaccine when vaccinated people experience just incidental contact with COVID contagious people.

The rest of the story?
With 27% of COVID infected patients getting awful long-term health problems … and with significant numbers of vaccinated patients getting COVID infections (up to 12%) from just incidental contacts, we must continue wear tight-fitting medical grade masks & socially distancing. 😉

Vaccinations are very helpful, but they are NOT a magic bullet.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa2101765?fbclid=IwAR0xw2aBdk2mBlODdc97lk3LkKSQ51VnBZGaTvyMFatQvXuCskjcz2PDZg0


Why are COVID vaccines not a magic bullet?
Even the vaunted Pfizer vaccine gives just 88% protection from getting COVID from incidental contacts with COVID-infected people. 1 in 8 odds of getting COVID … Even worse, JnJ’s protection is down at just 65% … and even WORSE, Oxford-AstraZenica’s vaccine gives just 55% protection if you get your second dose of AstraZenica within 30 days of the first dose.**

Consider the consequences of rolling the dice on 1 in 8 odds of getting COVID after Pfizer vaccination … and 1 in 3 JnJ vaccinated people still get COVID from incidental contacts …

~ Over 1 in 4 COVID sufferors get nasty long term illnesses & permanent damage

… Brain damage, nervous system damage, lung damage, kidney damage, liver damage, cardiovascular damage.


~ Up to 22% of COVID infected Pfizer vaccinated people get “Serious COVID Disease” … from incidental exposure to COVID.


~ Up to 44% of Pfizer vaccinated people with “Serious COVID Disease” are hospitalized.
AND THEN:~ 6 months after Pfizer vaccinations, 23% – 1 in 4 elderly vaccinated patients HAVE NO MEMORY T-Cells against COVID… and NO KILLER-T Cells against COVID…

This means roughly 1 in 4 elderly people vaccinated with Pfizer … show antibodies to COVID … but have almost no immune system protection agaist actual COVID infections.

All these significant gaps & serious risks get even worse for JnJ vaccine, and even worse for Oxford-AstraZenica vaccine => Vaccination is NOT a magic bullet.

Vaccination is very helpful, but it is not the final answer if you care about your health … especially if you are over age 60.


** Note that Oxford-AstraZenica vaccine … the only vaccine available as of today, now in Yucatan … is ONLY 55% effective …. unless you wait 84 days between injections.Waiting 84 days between Oxford doses, increases the protection to just 76%…The State has been vaccinating people with the second Oxford dose just 1 month after the first jab => barely over 50% protection.


~ Stay well, stay informed, stay safe. ~


The Good Doctor Fry
Steven Michael Fry

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Aerosol Science, Measurement Science, Public Health & Environment

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COVID Vaccination Plan for Merida – Over Age 59 Residents


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April 5, 2021

Our Governator finally issued a new vaccine plan for Merida last night, just in time for this week’s COVID vaccination kick-off for elderly residents.

Merida was sent 140,000 doses of the Oxford – AstraZenica vaccine yesterday, so elders over age 59 will be getting the Oxford vaccine’s average 76% efficacy from COVID for healthy people, meaning we continue masking-up with tight fitting medical grade masks & socially distancing for at least 6 more months.

Remember … the Oxford – AztraZenica vaccine works BEST when you have an 84 day gap-wait (12 weeks delay) between the 1’st jab … and the 2’nd jab. … That means Meridanos vaccinated this week should be happy to wait until … the last week of June … to get their second jab of the Oxford – AstraZenica vaccine, for healthy elders to get that boost of 76% efficacy.

Here’s our vaccination schedule:


Added Vaccine information details at:
https://yucalandia.com/2021/04/01/how-covid-19-vaccines-work-how-the-vaccines-differ-so-widely-from-each-other/

and

https://yucalandia.com/2021/01/29/covid-vaccine-updates-answers-to-questions/


Stay Safe … Stay Informed … Stay healthy !

Dr. Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Public Health, Measurement Science, & Aerosol Science

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How COVID-19 Vaccines Work & How the Vaccines Differ so Widely from Each Other


April 1, 2021

There are many stories floating around Big Media and the Internet about how the COVID-19 vaccines supposedly work, yet, almost all of them have serious flaws, mistaken descriptions, and are missing key information.

The Ph.D. Virologist & Public Health scientists at Yucalandia completely support getting vaccinated, as very effective tool ar reducing COVID risks. 9 months of scientific reports, including a big 1.2 million patient New England Journal of Medicine study, show the vaccines provide substantial, but only-partial protection from COVID disease & hospitalization, with just 55% protection from COVID hoospitalization for some vaccinated patients … and just 75% protection from “serious COVID disease” for other vaccinated patients.
See more detailed facts at the end of the article.**


Here’s a quick primer on how the vaccines differ widely, and
Which vaccine might be best for you:

Start with the fact that m-RNA vaccines are relatively new, and they work differently from almost all of the internet’s & Big Media’s generic-unscientific descriptions, differences that predict that the m-RNA based vaccines (Pfizer & Moderna) may not work as well against new variants of the SARS CoV-2 Coronavirus … and may now work as long … as the Sputnik or Oxford vaccines, and not as long nor as well as the Sinovac, because 6 months after vaccination, 33% of elderly Pfizer patients are showing no Killer T-cells for COVID.

Many of these protection issues are currently undetermined – TBD, because Big Pharma & Big Govternments rushed the vaccines out to the public, without testing to see what protection we will have in 1 year, 2 yrs or 3 yrs. It is very possible that the Sputnik & Sinovac more traditional vaccines may give years of protection (like Chickenpox, Smallpox & Measles vaccines) … while the m-RNA based vaccines may only give a year or so of protection (as Pfizer’s head is already saying people will need to be revaccinated after a year) … much like the flu vaccines only partial protections.

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WHY ?
1. First, All modern vaccines have a carrier ‘vehicle’ that carries a message – telling your cells what sequences of amino acids to link together. The corporate vaccine scientists choose either an m-RNA molecule vehicle or an adeno-virus cold molecule vehicle to deliver the vaccine’s “viral payload”.

1.a. In the m-RNA (Messenger-RNA) based vaccines (Pfizer & Moderna) the scientists select & cut out little snippets (very short sections) of the Coronavirus spike protein, cut from the surface proteins sticking out of the SARS-Co-V -2 Coronavirus. The scientists select between 11 – 17 little snippets of protein and attach that to the m-RNA vehicle to deliver it to your body in a vaccine jab.

Realize that the whole m-RNA vehicle thing is relatively new – with basically just 4 minor working vaccines using m-RNA that are alternatives to traditional vaccines .. Realize that Moderna spent at least 10 yrs of only m-RNA failures, with all of their attempted m-RNA based vaccines failing, before their current COVID vaccine.

Background Facts: The m-RNA vehicles are very wimpy (needing very cold storage) and they are very small – carrying only a TINY virus information payload => just a few little pieces of the viral spike protein, telling your body’s cells to make just the little snippets – tiny sections – of the Coronavirus COVID spike protein.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3854212/

Coronavirus



1.b. In the Oxford vaccine (Astrazenica), JnJ vaccine & the Sputnik vaccines, the scientists use one of several harmless, well-proven, long-used, safe adenovirus vehicle to carry the viral payload. As you may have read, the Oxford vaccine uses a harmless adenovirus that gives chimpanzees the sniffles … As a result, the Oxford & JnJ vaccines & Sputnik vaccine deliver a BIG viral information payload – far far larger than wimpy m-RNA’s tiny payload … This means your body gets a whole lot more instructions to make big sections (JnJ & Oxford), or even the whole Coronavirus spike protein (Sputnik V).

Notice that since the Sputnik, JnJ & Oxford adenovirus’s vehicle are normal but very wimpy cold viruses, your body has almost no adverse reactions to the vehicle – just destroying the adenovirus, after receiving the information. … IN CONTRAST … the m-RNA is a new vehicle, that unfortunately causes adverse reactions in about 2.5% of Pfizer patients – (a very high rate of adverse reactions compared to the old reliable adenovirus vehicles) … Fortunately, roughly 4 out of 5 of Pfizer’s adverse reactions are mild – like injection site soreness or a day or 2 of mild cold symptoms.


How do the m-RNA & adenoviruses work in your body? … and
Why are the adenovirus based vaccines likely tp give MORE PROTECTION to new mutations of COVID-19?


3.a Once you get your first jab of the m-RNA vehicle based vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna vaccine), the m-RNA delivers it’s tiny ‘viral payload’ of just 11 – 17 snippets of Coronavirus surface spike protein for your bodies cells to copy the snippets.

Your body receives the m-RNA (Messenger-RNA) instructions, and starts making the 11 (Moderna) or 17 (Pfizer) snippets – tiny sections of the Coronavirus surface spike protein.
Your body’s immune system then springs into action – attacking the snippets of Coronavirus spike proteins by LABELLING them – tagging them – with antibodies that exactly fit the snippets with special selective lock & key mechanism – where the antibody “keys” fit into the snippets’ little active-site “locks”.



When other parts of your immune system see the antibody “flags” – “tags” – it attacks & destroys the antibody-tagged Coronavirus spike protein snippets AND IT DESTROYS the m-RNA vehicle.
… Then note that your body continues to make extra antibody tags to float around your bloodstream for either a short time (a few months like the flu vaccine)… or a medium time of 1 – 3 yrs … (Coronavirus??) or for a lifetime, like the chickenpox vaccine & smallpox vaccine.



3.b In contrast: The adenovirus vehicle based vaccines like Oxford and Sputnik deliver BIG viral payloads of either BIG sections of Coronavirus spike protein (Oxford) … or the WHOLE spike protein (Sputnik) … (60,000 or more units long versus the tiny snippets of Moderna & Pfizer & JnJ vacs) …

Your body’s cells then identify the adenovirus vehicle & its Coronavirus spike protein viral payload – and your body makes LOTS OF DIFFERENT ANTIBODIES to the BIG sections of surface spike protein => meaning MORE kinds of antibodies created to recognize future Coronavirus-COVID intrusions … EVEN IF THE CORONAVIRUS MUTATES …



Note that the UK virus had 17 new mutations of the Coronavirus spike protein … SO… IF the future mutations of Coronavirus change in the key 11 (Moderna) or 17 (Pfizer) tiny snippet sections of spike protein, then the Moderna, JnJ & Pfizer vaccines may not work as well well (as proven by JnJ’s low 57% efficacy against the South Africa Variant) … because your bodies smaller variety of antibodies might not recognize the new mutated coronavirus very well.

Then note that because the Oxford vaccine delivers a big viral payload of big pieces of spike protein, AND Sputnik V vaccine delivers the whole spike protein … and the Sinovac delivers the entire Coronavirus .. your body’s bigger, more varied set of antibodies will likely continue to identify & and tag even future mutated forms of Coronavirus. => likely BETTER future protection from mutations.

Finally … notice that the Sinovac also uses a reliable adenovirus vehicle… but the Sinovac delivers THE WHOLE CORONAVIRUS … not just a snippets … not just even pieces of surface spike protein … but the whole shebang, giving your immune system many many more targets to identify than the tiny viral payloads of fizer & Moderna m-RNA vacs !!! … This means Sinovac may act like the classic VERY EFFECTIVE chicken pox and measles and small pox vaccines.


This means your body can make an even BROADER array of antibodies to the WHOLE Coronavirus delivered by Sinovac’s HUGE andenovirus payload.  






See the good NY Times article for lots of sweet pictures (shown above) with tons of details of how this works:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/health/johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine.html


Background facts that support both the Conslusions below, and the scientific information above:

The largest vaccine study so far, of 1.2 million Israelis by Israels biggest healthcare provider were given the Pfizer vaccine found some troubling COVID problems for people vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine:

~ Overall 87% average protection against “hospitalization from COVID”, which sounds good,
… yet some groups of patients were down at just 55% protection from COVID hospitalization.

~ Overall 92% average protection against “severe COVID disease”, which sounds good, yet some groups of patients were down at just … 75% protection from severe COVID disease“.


Those facts do not include the depressingly low protections for some people with diabetes, high blood pressure etc.


~ Overall 91% average protection against “COVID infections” for all diabetic patients , which sounds good, yet some groups of diabetic patients were down at just 75% protection from Covid infections.


When some groups of ordinary people have only 55% protection against COVID hospitalization … and just 75% protection from severe COVID disease … then it is not “alarmist” to caution people to keep wearing medical grade masks & social distaning after getting vaccinated.

Also note that Pfizer’s latest study results, from patients vaccinated last summer, say that 33% of elderly vaccinated people are NOT making the important killer-T immune cells needed for long term protection against COVID-19.

1.2 million people and the New England Journal of Medicine aren’t likely wrong:



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Conclusions:
Of the current top 6 vaccines, the Sinovac may ultimately produce THE LONGEST LASTING and MOST ROBUST anti-COVID protection – especially to future mutations of COVID-19 infections, by using the entire killed-dead-Coronavirus. … This is all yet to be proven – because we just don’t know what levels & how long protections will last … because the vaccines were rushed through production & testing,


Why question the Pfizer, JnJ & Moderna vaccines future performance?
JnJ vaccine’s relatively poor results against new COVID-19 variants does not bode well for the vaccines that use just snippets of Coronavirus spike protein:
In South Africa, where a highly contagious mutation of the virus is the primary variant, the (JNJ Vaccine) effectiveness was only 57%. “



Cont.
The Sputnik V may likely ultimately produce THE SECOND LONGEST LASTING ROBUST anti-COVID protection,

with Oxford vaccine likely coming in at THIRD PLACE in long lasting protection …

Pfizer, JnJ & Moderna possibly come in at last place in producing long lasting protection from future COVID19 Coronavirus mutations because they each produce a smaller more-narrow variety of antibodies, and may provide different (lower) levels of antibodies.


What long term results do we have for the Pfizer, JnJ, & Moderna “snippet” vaccines?
As of a month ago, we have the first longer term antibody-test results from last summer’s Pfizer’s Phase III test results (44,000 patients) … Per Pfizer’s top scientists interviews, the antibody levels LOOK GOOD now 6 months after the second jab of Pfizer vac, and he hopes that the Pfizer vac’s protection coninues for up to a year.


More Conclusions:
NOTICE that this is all modestly important, because your personal body’s LEVEL OF ANTIBODY production   likely dictates your future protection.



For that reason, IT MAKES SENSE TO GET your serum antibody levels tested about 1 month after the second jab of vaccine …. and then get antibody levels tested again, 4 months after the second jab …  and tested again at 8 mo. or 12 mo after the second jab to get a measurement of how many COVID antibodies your body is still making.

And yes, Medical Doctors are generally unaware of these issues, and your personal MD may question why you are asking for antibody tests. Fortunately, here in Mexico, we get to make almost all of our own personal medical choices, so, we can just head into our local Clinical Testing Laboratory, and ask for a $400 peso ($20 US dollar) COVID antibody test (“anticuerpos de COVID”).

Finally … Note that the vaccines have been triggering 10X to 10,000X higher levels of COVID-19 antibodies than natural infections (specifics that the Big Pharma companies don’t report) => So, we likely get much better COVID-19 protection from vaccines than natural infections…  but there’s no absolute way to tell if your body is generating either low, medium or high levels of COVID-19 antibodies, unless you test. …

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**My top-Virologist wife and I fully & heartily support people getting vaccinated.

We simply want people to realize that the vaccines hav some significant gaps in their protection – that means we must still continue to wear good tight-fitting medical grade masks … and continue to socially distance after getting vaccinated.

The COVID vaccines are neither magic-bullets … or Cure-Alls …

The COVID vaccines are a very fine tool in reducing COVID risks


Still, the good New England Journal of Medicine report on 1.2 million Israelis shows the Pfizer vaccine only provides “55% effective protection” from “COVID hospitalization” for some patients.

and only “77% effective protection” from “serious COVID disease ” for some patients.

Roughly 50 million current Pfizer-vaccinated people are expected to get COVID infections, based on the 91% protection efficacy … per the New England Journal of Medicine.**


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Observations re COVID antibody testing after getting vaccinated:
Because our bodies make different antibodies to each of the different vaccines … your antibodies depend on which vaccine you get.

Pfizer & Moderna as m-RNA vaccines with tiny viral payloads, only trigger our bodies to make a narrow range of antibodies.

https://immunology.sciencemag.org/content/6/58/eabi6950.full?fbclid=IwAR1xmRKH9uYrr1Q0-smhiVV2SbgGtICUmeS7FiiYp7QRFQ5SqEn3Xg-GbBg

The Oxford, JnJ & Sinvovac adenovirus-based vaccines likely trigger our bodies to make a wider, more diverse range of antibodies.

Then notice that the COVID antibodies our bodies make are DIFFERENT from the antibodies our body makes to a natural COVID infeciton. Natural COVID infections produce both spike protein antibodies and other Coronavirus proteins, like the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein.

That means that when you get vaccinated… and go in for a “COVID antibody” test at your hospital lab … you will likely get a “Negative” result … “No COVID antibodies present” … which is a false-Negative, because the test is designed to NOT DETECT vaccine triggered antibodies.



😉

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Why? … the current COVID antibody lab tests (Blocking ELISA tests using specific antigens) are geared to detect antibodies to the nucleocapsid protein. This means they are intentionally designed to NOT detect our antibodies to the m-RNA vaccines., to avoid the problem of VISPs … vaccine-induced seropositivity (VISP) test results. 😉



GET VACCINATED
… but STAY SAFE by continuing to wear medical grade masks & socially distancing.  

** https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2101765

Stay Safe, … Stay Healthy … Stay Informed,

Dr. Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Public Health, Measurement Science, & Aerosol Science


* * * * * * *
INTERESTED in OTHER COVID VACCINE INFORMATION? … See this scientific report:
https://yucalandia.com/2021/01/29/covid-vaccine-updates-answers-to-questions/


INTERESTED in SIGNING UP to Get Vaccinated in Mexico? … See this report:
https://yucalandia.com/2021/01/13/mexican-government-website-to-register-to-get-the-covid-vaccine/


INTERESTED in Scientifically PROVEN WAYS TO STAY PROTECTED from COVID?
https://yucalandia.com/2020/03/30/how-to-keep-yourself-safe-from-covid-19-sars-cov-2/

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Mexico Starts Program for Vaccinating Elderly People


February 12, 2021
Our Mexican Government has announced that they will begin vaccinating elderly people next week.

For this reason … if you signed up to get the COVID vaccine, it may be time to TURN-OFF any “call-blocking” features you have on your phone.**

I got called today from an (871) Coahuila area code, asking me several questions about my interest in being vaccinated against COVID. They asked if:

1. The person receiving the call is the specific name & phone number you used to sign up for the COVID vaccine.

2. Do you still want the vaccine?

3. Do you want to be scheduled for an appointment to get vaccinated, and would like to be called when it’s time to go get vaccinated?

I was called today about this from an (871) area code (Coahuila)** – and one other person from PV has reported being called.

THIS IS IMPORTANT .. because many gringos block phone calls from unknown phone numbers, so, it might be time to turn OFF call blocking options on your phone ?? Also note, that the govt. employee calling me was very rushed, and spoke incredibly fast. …

If you are unsure, we suggest that you be prepared to ask the person calling you several simple clarifying questions:

¿Me preguntas si me gustaría vacunarme?

¿Me preguntas si quiero una cita?

The govt employee responded:
Sí, ¿quieres que te llamemos para programar una cita?

I replied:
Claro que si, yo quiero que tu re-llamarme con mi cita para mi vacunación. … Gracias !


**Sidelight #1: Do most people reading this have call blocking activated on their phone (to block telemarketing calls)? and … Whom else out there is receiving this kind of call?

**Sidelight #2: If you cannot handle Spanish, you can ask the Govt. employee to contact you by your WhatsApp number – and you can use the “translate” function to communicate with them. 😉

Let’s hope that this signals a good start to Mexico’s COVID vaccination program !!

Stay Safe, … Stay Healthy … Stay Informed,
Dr. Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Public Health, Measurement Science, & Aerosol Science


INTERESTED in OTHER COVID VACCINE INFORMATION? … See this scientific report:
https://yucalandia.com/2021/01/29/covid-vaccine-updates-answers-to-questions/


INTERESTED in SIGNING UP to Get Vaccinated in Mexico? … See this report:
https://yucalandia.com/2021/01/13/mexican-government-website-to-register-to-get-the-covid-vaccine/


INTERESTED in Scientifically PROVEN WAYS TO STAY PROTECTED from COVID?
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CDC Reports Delaying Second Dose of COVID Vaccines Up to 42 Days

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Feb 2, 2021
The COVID-19 vaccination scheduling procedures have changed significantly this past week for the USA, Mexico, EU & UK.

As the vaccine manufacturers are falling behind on delivering their promised doses of COVID-19 vaccines,  national health officials have been faced with the dilemma of using the scarce doses of vaccine to vaccinate more elderly patients with their 1’st dose, which reduces the numbers of doses available to elderly people currently waiting for their 2’nd dose.

To accomodate these changes, on last Friday, the US Govt’s head of vaccination efforts announced they would be shifting to vaccinating more elderly people with their first dose of COVID-19, and as such would stop holding vaccine doses in reserve for people waiting for their second vaccine dose.   In this updated system, govt. officials are hoping-planning  that vaccine manufacturers will ramp-up currently-slow production of vaccine doses, to create enough additional future doses, to get EVERYONE their second vaccine dose-jab by at least DAY 42 AFTER their first dose.

These planned changes pair very nicely with the latest Lancet report on the Sputnik V vaccine that is reporting very very good protection (up to 92% efficacy), with epecially good protection after just the first dose. **

In that context, the USA’s CDC (last week) also updated their recommendations to report that it’s okay to space out the first and second doses of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines by up to 42 days, “as needed”.

This CDC announcement does not fit the manufacturer’s official COVID-19 regulatory labels.  The manufacturer’s official package inserts say that doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine should be spaced 21 days apart, and Moderna vaccine 2’nd dose is reported to be injected 28 days after the first dose.

Per Last Week’s CDC Update:
“However, if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.” per the CDC.   Compably, the UK’s govt officials also said it’s acceptable to space out doses of its authorized vaccines, which include the AstraZeneca- Oxford vaccine, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and Moderna vaccine.

As of Sunday, Feb. 1, 2021, Mexican Govt. health officials concurred with the decision to delay the 2’nd vaccine doses up to 42 days after the first jabs.

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  • ** There are some good updates on the Sputnik V vaccine, including a Lancet report describing 92% efficacies and low adverse reaction rates.   The Lancet report pairs nicely with the positive news from Argentina, where they have given 300,000 Sputnik V vaccine doses. … Fortunately, the Sputnik V vaccine has several (4) advantages over the other vaccines.

    1. The Sputnik V COVID vaccine uses the safest, longest proven vehicle for delivering their vaccine, by using the proven-safe adeno-virus vehicle to deliver their COVID-19 vaccine’s active ingredients.
     
    This is in contrast with Moderna & Pfizer that use the totally new, never-before-used m-RNA vehicle to deliver their COVID vaccines active ingredients.
     
    2. The Sputnik V vaccine uses past-proven active ingredients in their vaccine … versus the new, never-before used approaches of Pfizer & Moderna:
     
    Sputnik V is based on the virus’s genetic instructions for building the spike protein. Unlike the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, which store the instructions in single-stranded RNA, Sputnik V uses double-stranded DNA.
     
    3. The Sputnik V vaccine is showing far fewer allergic reactions and fewer adverse reactions than the Pfizer vaccines 2.5% adverse reactions in Pfizer’s first 1.8 million patients vaccinated … because Pfizer chose to include known allergy-causing ingredients of PEG and nanoparticles.

    4.  “Vaccine efficacy, based on the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases from 21 days after the first dose of vaccine, is reported as 91·6% (95% CI 85·6–95·2), and the suggested lessening of disease severity after one dose is particularly encouraging for current dose-sparing strategies.”  (per the latest Lancet report)

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00191-4/fulltext

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/health/gamaleya-covid-19-vaccine.html



    Dr. Steven Michael Fry,
    Ph.D. in Chemistry, Public Health, Measurement Science, & Aerosol Science




Additional COVID Vaccine Updates can be read at:

COVID Vaccine Updates & Answers to Questions

and 

USA Requires a Negative COVID Viral Test Result after Jan. 26, 2021 – List of Approved Merida Labs

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COVID Vaccine Updates & Answers to Questions

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March 28, 2021 
Latest Vaccination News from Israel:

Keep wearing your tight-fitting medical grade masks …  Keep Social Distancing  – 8 – 10 feet with masks off when eating & drinking with others … even after you are vaccinated, because the vaccinations have significant gaps in protection from either serious COVID disease or COVID hospitalizations for ordinary people.

 

All the prior vaccine studies high “% Efficacy” results were made on only healthy people chosen for Big Pharma’s phase III trials.  … The latest big Israeli study results (for over 1 million people) finally included ordinary people with ordinary health conditions.  This big New England Journal of Medicine report desribes that “Effective Protections” for the Pfizer vaccine were substantially less than 90% for real-world ordinary people with ordinary health problems:

Effective Protection against hospitalization, ranged from a low of 55% for some patients, (elderly & those with health problems) … up to 100% for young healthy people.
 
Effective Protection against “severe COVID disease” hospitalization, ranged from a low of 75% for some patients, (elderly & those with health problems) … up to 100% for young healthy people.
Pfizer Vaccine Effective Protection from documented COVID infections ranged from 88% to 95% effective protection.
These % effective protection values are from a New England Journal of Medicine report, by Israel’s largest healthcare provider.

 

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2101765?fbclid=IwAR1991PCIhEWNSqX9ofCiAMTSZO96c-RR0j5k71cYtyjAeU4Rb7mJe_yYdY

Conclusions that affect our personal activities:
Notice that because these “% Effective Protections” for even the vaunted Pfizer vaccine** are substantially lower than the 99% effective protection offered by tight fitting KN95 & N95 masks, we MUST CONTINUE to wear only good, tight-fitting, medical grade masks … & continue social distancing.

**These much lower-than-expected real-world protections for the vaunted Pfizer vaccine’s “93% efficacy” (for healthy patients in Phase III trials), will likely be significantly worse – lower for the Oxford vaccine’s 76% efficacy ... and even worse for JNJ’s 65% efficacy vaccine, as we vaccinate ordinary people with ordinary health problems.

 

March 16, 2021

COVID Vaccination updates for Yucatan & Mexico:
~ SSY is supposed to start vaccinating people over age 59 in Merida on Wednesday (March 17) . … There is no word yet about which of the 6 vaccines will be used. … There is no word yet about which Zip Codes (Codigo Postal) areas will be first.
~ Vaccinations with Sinovac are proceeding in Campeche.
~ AMLO announced tonight (Monday) that there will be a “Big NICE Surprise” announced … tomorrow … of good news about vaccines for Mexico.
~ There have been 4½ million people vaccinated in Mexico, with just 91 people with severe reactions requiring brief hospitalizations.
Stay tuned for more updates.


Sputnik V vaccine facts:

Top virologists are happy with the Sputnik V vaccine**… The Sputnik V vaccine has a much much larger viral payload – providing MUCH MORE protection against different strains-variants of COVID … meanwhile the m-RNA vaccines (Pfizer & Moderna) have very small viral payloads that significantly LIMIT how many strains of COVID they can protect us from.
 
**Sputnik V testing has been shown to have 92% efficacy … and that efficacy is for ALL ages … and has been tested in multiple countries (not just the USA like some vaccines), as the UK’s top medical journal rated it very effective & very safe – … (see the Feb 2, 2021 report below)
 
Sputnik V is also better because it uses an long-proven reliable adenovirus vehicle, known for having no problems, while the Moderna, Pfizer & Oxford vaccines use components known to cause secondary problems.
 


Feb 28, 2021
Now that people are getting vaccinated, how many people are getting your COVID antibody levels (titer) tested after getting the first shot? … Are you even considering getting your COVID antibody levels tested after this shot?

Many older patients – especially those with health problems – are reported with producing only low COVID antibody titers – much lower than the healthy people used in the drug trials.  Because some older patients with health problems are at 12X times higher – 19X higher death rates due to comorbidity factors, like having lung problems, diabetes or high blood pressure, it can be critical for elderly patients to get their COVID antibody levels tested about 3 weeks after getting their vaccination shots, to prove you have either … low levels of protection … medium levels of protection … or high levels of protection.
 
As a result, Pfizer’s top doctor is now saying some patients (esp older patients) need a THIRD JAB … to try to stimulate the old patient’s immune system to finally make sufficient levels of serum COVID antibodies.

 

Example of the importance of antibody testing, after getting the vaccine:
Last month, Oxford – AstraZenica found that people getting the Oxford vaccine get the best levels of vaccination protection (highest levels of COVID antibody protection) … when they space the 2 vaccination shots out by 12 weeks
=> 84 days of waiting between jabs of Oxford vaccine needed to get the best protection. 😉
and possibly another 3’rd jab – another 3 months later, to get good levels of protection.
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If all these ongoing changes … and the new additional need to get antibody tested seem unusual … realize that they’re a typical set consequences from rushing to approve vaccines in less than a year – versus the normal 3 yr – 5 yr testing & approval processes.
By rushing through the testing, the Medical Doctors & Big Pharma are feeling their ways through how the vaccines actuall work – as the data comes in.

 

Example:
Until this week, NONE of the Big Pharma companies nor any of the Medical Doctors had any idea how long the vaccine’s protection would last. … As of this week, Pfizer now has the follow-up results from the 88,000 patients they vaccinated-tested last summer – and they are finding “ROBUST COVID antibody titers” …
=> 6 months after vaccination, Pfizer patients are showing very good levels of COVID antibodies in the vaccinated patients blood, with between 100X to 10000X higher levels of COVID antibodies than people who got natural COVID-19 infections – which is why many people who got COVID naturally, are quietly experiencing symptomless second & possibly 3’rd additional COVID infections – due to only low levels of COVID antibodies after the COVID-19 infection.
For patients with high levels of vaccine-caused protection 6 months later (proven by serum COVID antibody level testing) Pfizer is saying the patients may not need a 3’rd jab until a yr. later.

 

Conclusions: … Because they rushed the vaccines through, the Medical Doctors are still trying to figure out how to best keep people protected. 😉


Feb. 21, 2021 Update:
200,000 doses of Sinovac Biotech Company’s “CoronaVac” have been delivered to Mexico. Our Mexican Govt. that all 200,000 doses will go to elderly at-risk people in Mexico City.

Note that Sinovac’s “CoronaVac” has had quite widely varying levels of efficacy reported: In January, Turkey reported an efficacy of 91.25%,   Meanwhile Indonesia reported 65.3%, and a VERY SMALL STUDY of just 88 vaccinated patients in Brazil with COVID, showed “50.38%” efficacy … where the 88 vaccinated Brazilian patients suffered only very mild cases of Covid-19.

Since Brazil had just 88 COVID patients in the treatment group… their data set really is too small to even consider their claim of “50.38%” efficacy.  Also note that good professional scientists would never report 4 sig. digits “50.38%” for just 88 data points … as a legitimate scientific report would say that they got a 50% efficacy (ranging from 35% – 65%) with a very low degree of confidence due to so few patients(88) ..

 

Finally, Note that Sinovac’s “CoronaVac” uses inactivated vaccine technology, using a weakened form of a live virus to stimulate our bodies to produce an immune response. In that respect, “CoronaVac” is similar to the flu and chickenpox vaccines, and can be stored at normal fridge temperatures of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius and is likely to remain stable for up to three years. Further, because “CoronaVac” uses the relatively large-but-inactivated form of SARS-CoV-2, (versus the m-RNA vaccine’s using just very narrow, limited little pieces of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein) … it is likely that the CoronaVac will work well against all current variants of COVID, including the newer mutated UK and South African variants – while the Oxford vaccine is already show to work poorly against the South African variant.

 

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Second update:

“The (Pfizer and BioNTech) companies have submitted new temperature data to the FDA to support an update to the current label that would allow (vaccine) vials to be stored at -25 to -15 degrees Celsius (-13°F to 5°F) for a total of two weeks.”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pfizer-idUSKBN2AJ1CJ

Feb. 16, 2021 Update:
Some internet readers are askingd a good question above about why so many of us will want COVID antibody tests as we finally start getting vaccinated.    Readers can note that the COVID antibody test will become a lot more used & useful, as people get vaccinated, because your COVID antibody test results after vaccination tells you exactly how good, strong, & effective a reaction your body’s immune system is creating to the COVID vaccine => showing you whether you only have weak protection, like the 10% – 40% protection from flu vaccines … or if the vaccine created a strong reaction to protect you from COVID for the following months and years

Because older people & people with medical problems** have much weaker immune systems than all the younger only-healthy patients used in the Big Pharma vaccine trials, the rest of us will most likely NOT get the 82%, or 92% or 95% protection of the young healthy patients in the research studies.

If you wait 10, or 14 or 22 days after your first vaccine jab, and then get tested for your levels of COVID antibodies, you will have an idea of how good a defense your body is creating.
 
Then, again, getting your  antibody levels tested 10 or 14 or 22 days after your second vaccine jab,  you can know how much your body’s protective reactions have hopefully increased.
 
IF YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM only generates weak or modest levels of antibodies to COVID after each vaccine jab, then you know you are still at some risk of getting a serious COVID infection.
 
IF your immune system generates high levels of antibodies to COVID, then you know your immune system is likely providing superb protection.
 
Finally, you may also want to consider getting the (cheap & fast) COVID antibody test 3 months and then 6 months after your 2’nd jab of vaccine, to prove that your body is still well protected … or if your immune system response is falling off – JUST LIKE flu vaccines don’t give very good protection (just 10% – 40%), and HOW the flu vaccine’s lower protections do not last very long.
 
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Why is this important to know your antibody-levels after getting vaccinated?
 
**People with high blood pressure, allergies, lung problems, cardiovascular problems, immune system problems (like Lupus, skin problems, rheumatoid arthritis, IBS, IBC, colitis of all kinds etc) … especially need to know if their immune sytems mounted a decent defense against COVID – or if the vaccines only worked poorly for them.
 
Remember… all the glowing reports of 82%, 92%, 94%, 95% efficacies … were for younger HEALTHY test subjects. … The rest of us likely will have less effective, lower weaker protection – and remain more at risk for serious COVID disease & hospitalizations due to common medical problems.

 

Scientific Sidelights:

Why did I write about getting your COVID antibody levels tested either 10, or 14, or 22 days after getting your first vaccine jab?
 
Some of the vaccines have shown good levels of antibodies after 10 days, others have shown good levels of antibodies after 14 days … while the Oxford vacccine (AstraZenica) lags the pack by showing antibody levels 22 days after getting the first jab.
 
Next?
The latest AstraZenica – Oxford vaccine testing shows that our best antibody responses (defenses) happen if WE DELAY THE 2’ND OXFORD VACCINE JAB by 12 WEEKS…
 
A 12 week delay (3 month wait) between the first Oxford vaccine injection and the 2’nd injection may not be practical for some people … so … IF YOU GET your 2’nd Oxford-AstraZenica vaccine jab too soon, the scientific test results say you likely get much lower protection than the 82% protection that healthy-people got by waiting 3 months between jabs.
 

Feb. 14, 2021 Update:
Our Mexican Government just received 874,000 doses of the Oxford vaccine (AstraZenica) at 3:00 AM this morning.  Doses are expected in Merida fairly soon.  

Our 3 Yucatan municipalidades of Valladolid, Motul and Conkal have been chosen as the first 3 municipalidades to get the vaccine doses (starting tomorrow morning) out of the 333 total municipalidades chosen across Mexico.  Just over 15,000 doses have been delivered to Yucatan.

Feb. 11, 2021 NEW Updates:
Our Mexican Government just received 2 million doses worth of the CanSino Vaccine today.

The CanSino (Canadian-Chinese) vaccine has efficacy rates (66%) comparable to the JnJ vaccine.
https://apnews.com/article/yoshihide-suga-tokyo-coronavirus-pandemic-coronavirus-vaccine-japan-0ad5076248602e3bfe19e297c74d849a

The CanSino Vaccine uses a genetically modified adenovirus (Ad5-vector) as the vehicle to bring in the vaccine’s “instructions” on which part of the Coronavirus spike protein to attack with antibodies. … https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31605-6/fulltext

Feb 2, 2021 ADDITIONAL Updates
Astrazenica’s Oxford vaccine now reported down at just 82% efficacy, and only if we have a 3 month gap between the two jabs.      3 months of low protection after the first jab, followed by just 82% protection after the 2’nd jab does not look that appealing to some patients.

For peope who think JNJ’s 65% efficacy & Oxford’s 82% efficacies are somehow spiffy … Just how do we as a populace get to the 80% – 85% vaccinated immunity levels needed to achieve “herd immunity”?     When-if 100’s of millions of people choose low efficacy vaccines, it seems like a guarantee that we never get to herd immunity through vaccination.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-02/astra-vaccine-shows-82-efficacy-with-3-month-gap-oxford-says

  • In contrast, there are some good news updates on the Sputnik V vaccine, including a Lancet report describing … 92% efficacies  … low rates of adverse reactions (as opposed to Pfizer’s 2.5%) … very high rates of protection with just the first injection … and that it is very robust – tolerating shipping & storage far far better than the fragile Moderna & fragile Pfizer vaccines.

     

    The Lancet report on allt hese good Sputnik characteristics, pairs nicely with the positive news from Argentina, where they have given 300,000 Sputnik V vaccine doses. … Fortunately, the Sputnik V vaccine has multiple (5) advantages over the other vaccines.** 
    (See updated details below at the end of this article.)

     
     
  • COVID-19 vaccination scheduling procedures have changed significantly this past week for the USA, Mexico, EU & UK – as the Govt. Officials are now saying they plan to delay the injections of the 2’nd doses up to 42 days after the first dose.
    Make you plans accordingly…

Details here:   CDC Reports Delaying Second Dose of COVID Vaccines Up to 42 Days

January 29, 2021 – Original Article
People around the world today are trying to figure out    whether to take,   or not to take   ‘the Vaccine’.

They’re asking which vaccine is best?**
Which is safest?

Which one is best   for me?
Whom can I trust?   In whom or in what should I trust?

We have lots & lots of questions, but for most people, there are few answers.  

Why?   Because our Big Governments,  our Big Media, and our Big Experts have not given us the basic information, nor the basic instructions to be able to decide these very important questions.

The Result?   Ordinary people are driven to asking questions on Facebook & other random internet forums, trying to get answers. Here’s one example from this morning:

I have a question about the vaccine and I can’t find an answer. Since we have two differently based vaccines (Pfizer, etc vs Astrazeneca) – are the booster vaccines interchangeable? In other words, if a person gets a Pfizer vaccine and then require a booster in a year, or require a booster for a new strain – and only Astrazeneca is available, can that be used? (or vice versa) “

” I’ve read extensively about the different vaccines, so I believe I have a laymen’s understanding of how they are created. But it leaves me with this question.

Answer:    That’s a really good question, because it points to how each vaccine works so very differently from the others, and it reveals how most of us don’t yet know enough to answer even very basic questions.  This little report hopefully will give you the tools to make wise informed decisions for yourself & your loved ones.

First, realize that we need to get our 2’nd jab, using the same brand of a booster shot as the first jab, to get proven protection.   

Why?    We have to understand how each vaccine is constructed & how it works to be able to understand why getting the second jab (the booster dose) of the same brand of vaccine is needed for us to get maximum protection.

Background Science: The Coronavirus COVID SARS-CoV-2 has spike proteins on their surfaces. The current vaccines target the virus’s spike proteins to identify & eliminate viruses.    These viral-surface spike proteins are quite long – being made up of 3 major segments and many many different smaller segments.   6 of the 8 new COVID vaccines use spike protein smaller segments, as 4 to 7 different small segments of the spike protein, as chosen by each company’s scientists when they design the vaccine.

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Let’s imagine that we can make up names for each of the spike protein small segments sequentially … as #1,   # 2,    # 3,  4,  5 … #5000,  #5001   etc  … In the world of the 6 current vaccines that use this method, the Russian Sputnik V would have different small segments (let’s say  #1,  #28,  #33,  &  #409) of the long spike protein … different from Pfizer’s choice of spike protein small segments ( #7,  #22,  #213,  #222,  #304,  &  #507).    Then realize that both of those vaccine’s small segments are  different from Moderna’s choice of spike protein small segments (#41, #55, #111, #199, #444 & #4998 ).

Next, realize that the first dose-jab of a spike protein based COVID vaccine is just a training dose, that wakes-up (activates) your immune system to continuously look-out for those small individual segments (e.g. Sputnik V’s #1,  #28,  #33   &  #409 segments)

The second jab of the spike-protein-based vaccine then triggers your immune system to say … “We’re under attack, AGAIN!”…. and your immune system then ramps up production to make LARGE amounts of the antibodies that attack the Sputnik V’s spike protein smaller segments #1, #28, #33 & #409.

For that important reason, the combination of giving 2-jabs of the vaccines, causes our immune systems to make 100 – 10,000 times more antibodies in our blood-stream, (called a titer), than a natural COVID infection. … When our bodies make higher levels of protective antibodies, it potentially gives us very strong & long-lasting protection.

Going back to the bright person’s question: … Taking a 2’nd dose of a different brand of vaccine means your immune system would not be triggered by the important 2’nd jab, needed to make those huge levels of very-protective ongoing high-titers of antibodies that keep us safe over time.

Sidelight:   Notice how many  “As SEEN ON TV” Medical Doctor ‘experts’ have explained this basically pretty simple story?    Notice that even   Dr. Faucci    has not explained this to us?

Fortunately, even though Big Govt. Big Media, and Big Medical Doctors have not given us answers, and almost no insights – just giving us orders … some people are still curious, inquisitive & these bright souls keep asking questions:

“ So my next question – if you require your annual or (new strain) updated booster and your original vaccine brand is no longer available to you, is it harmful to start again with a different vaccine?

Before answering that good question… Let’s adventure into 4 useful concepts… so readers can understand how this stuff works, to then understand the answer.

1.  Notice that each of the 8 identified strains of SARS-CoV-2 circulating around the world have SLIGHTLY different spike proteins – with slightly different small segments, due to mutations.

2.  Then notice that the “UK-virus” strain of SARS-CoV-2 has spike proteins that have 16 different mutations in the small segments, different from the normal spike proteins of the 3 most common strains of SARS-CoV-2. 3. 

Notice that those 16 mutations of segments on the “UK-virus” spike proteins likely DO NOT MATCH the 4 – 7 small segments in each of the viral spike protein segments that are in 6 of the new vaccines, because the Coronavirus spike proteins are so long with so many 1,000’s of small segments, that even 17 mutations would likely NOT match the 4 – 7 small segments in the vaccines.  

… That means even when the SARS-CoV-2 virus mutates, the vaccines will likely continue to work… unless the new mutations various segments of the spike proteins somehow hits a key small segment of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein … changing just enough small segments that our body’s  antibodies no longer recognize the SARS-CoV-2 virus particles as “the enemy”.

4.  Our antibodies work using a  lock & key  like mechanism, where the antibodies have a very specific “key” shape that fits into the “lock” shape (receiver) of the antigenic protein on the virus. In effect … the viruses can mutate, to “change the locks” – so the antibodies’ keys do not work – which happens a lot with influenza viruses, but not as much with Coronavirus SARS. 

As a result, Coronavirus’s “changing the locks” should not fatally affect the efficacy of the 6 current top COVID vaccines.

Still there’s another concern over future mutations:  If a future mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus causes the virus’ spike protein to FOLD differently – it could also block our bodies’ antibodies from recognizing the spike proteins on the SARS-CoV-2 surface.   That’s why there is a little concern, that if new strains of COVID keep mutating TOO MUCH … those new mutations might make SOME of the new vaccines no longer work, or work at only too low of efficacy.

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Now that the readers have read the explanations of how the viral spike protein segment vaccines work, (Pfizer, Sputnk V, Moderna, Oxford, Cansinovac, & Sinovac … but NOT 2 of the other 5 Chinese vaccines).

It’s time now, to address the second question:

if you require your annual or (new strain) updated booster and your original vaccine brand is no longer available to you, is it harmful to start again with a different vaccine?

A.   Notice that the current COVID vaccines are causing our bodies to make 100X to 10,000X more antibodies (much higher titers) than natural COVID infections … so it is POSSIBLE that the COVID vaccines will work more like a Tetanus or Measles vaccine, working for years, where you don’t need boosters very often.

B.   This is the first time m-RNA vaccines have ever been used. … So, it’s possible that this completely new approach to vaccination, will work FABULOUSLY BETTER than the horribly-failed flu vaccines.

C.  Notice that the last 5 yrs of flu vaccines have only been 10% effective against the nastiest form of influenza: H3N2… because the flu vaccine does not cause the super-high titers of special antibodies that the m-RMA COVID vacccines produce.

This points to the problems of the crappy flu vaccines not actually properly targeting flu viruses, and their low titers of antibodies specific to H3N2 flu… which is why we have to get a new flu shot every year … versus getting a Tetanus shot every 10 yrs.

D.  Notice that basically none of the AS SEEN ON TV Medical Doctors, like Medical Dr. Faucci et al… are not explaining these things … and that you local Medical Doctor generally does not understand them … so… Pretty much only sharp scientists are telling a straight story – This unfortunately means,  reading newspaper reports & listening to TV & radio reports based on Medical Doctor’s opinions means that you likely do not have the tools, yet, to understand what works … & how they work.

Instead,  we have to go to talented scientists to get the straight answers.

Again the Medical Doctors have limited training in science, so to many of them simply do not understand their treatments (as sadly, they too often just prescribe pills   & jab shots  – pills & shots that the scientists create & give them)

Why don’t they know? …   This last 3 generations of Medical Doctors have too often not learned the science behind their treatments….so they keep telling us to … get the flu vaccine that is just 10% effective against the worst strain of flu … a flu vaccine that is generally just 40% effective against the other strains. … 

How do 40% & 10% efficacies of the last decade of flu vaccines compare to the 90% efficiacies of current COVID vaccines?

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The final piece of the puzzle is the mechanism-material of HOW the Spike Protein based vaccines deliver-transmit the segments of Coronavirus small segments of spike protein to you.

  • Despite TV reports …. Note that the Russian Sputnik V vaccine uses the BEST-proven method, SAFEST-proven and LONGEST-proven method – vehicle – for delivering their spike protein.     Why?  The Russian scientists chose to deliver their vaccine by using the long proven-harmless … highly effective … “adeno virus”.
  • Notice that the 2 most popular vaccines are using brand-new, never before tested methods of using m-RNA (messenger RNA) as a delivery vehicle … even though all previous m-RNA vaccines have previously failed in every trial since 2010 … This may be why the the m-RNA-vehicles used by Pfizer & Moderna are likely causing Pfizer’s somewhat high rates of 2.5% of patients suffering adverse reactions to the Pfizer vaccine in their first 1.8 million vaccinations. Fortunately, the Pfizer vaccine’s adverse reactions are generally minor.

Then realize that the Oxford (AstraZenica) vaccine has also chosen a new novel method to deliver their Coronavirus spike proteing segment: using a cold-virus-vehicle that gives chimpanzees the sniffles…Curiously, many Medical Doctors quietly say they may not like the Sputnik V vaccine … but top virologists are saying that because the Russian scientists chose the MOST RELIABLE, BEST PROVEN SAFEST way of delivering their spike protein segments… the Sputnik V vaccine may be the best & safest one.

That all means … the ball is now in your court. .. We at Yucalandia hope you now have enough information to make a wise & informed choice.

but still,

We welcome questions.

** Feb. 2, 2021 Updates
There are some good updates on the Sputnik V vaccine, including a Lancet report describing 92% efficacies and low adverse reaction rates.   The Lancet report pairs nicely with the positive news from Argentina, where they have given 300,000 Sputnik V vaccine doses. … Fortunately, the Sputnik V vaccine has several (4) advantages over the other vaccines.
1. It uses the safest, longest proven vehicle for delivering their vaccine, by using the proven-safe adeno-virus vehicle to deliver their COVID-19 vaccine’s active ingredients.
 
This is in contrast with Moderna & Pfizer that use the totally new, never-before-used m-RNA vehicle to deliver their COVID vaccines active ingredients.
 
2. The Sputnik V vaccine uses past-proven active ingredients in their vaccine … versus the new, never-before used approaches of Pfizer & Moderna:
 
Sputnik V is based on the virus’s genetic instructions for building the spike protein. Unlike the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, which store the instructions in single-stranded RNA, Sputnik V uses double-stranded DNA.
 
3. The Sputnik V vaccine is showing far fewer allergic reactions and fewer adverse reactions than the Pfizer vaccines 2.5% adverse reactions in Pfizer’s first 1.8 million patients vaccinated … because Pfizer chose to include known allergy-causing ingredients of PEG and nanoparticles.

 

4.  “Vaccine efficacy, based on the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases from 21 days after the first dose of vaccine, is reported as 91·6% (95% CI 85·6–95·2), and the suggested lessening of disease severity after one dose is particularly encouraging for current dose-sparing strategies.”  (per the latest Lancet report)

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00191-4/fulltext


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Final Issue: … What happens if you get vaccinated with 2 different vaccines?

Oxford researchers are now testing the issue of getting jabs of different vaccines.
 
One school of thought says:
The first dose of vaccine is a training dose, that gives some protection after 22 days … Getting the 2’nd jab of a vaccine boosts the initially lower (60%?) efficacies of the first shot, up to the higher final values.
Notice that the Oxford – AstraZenica vaccine maker is now saying to wait at least 6 weeks (42 days) between their jabs – for enough time for the first jab to get your immune system to respond fully.
 
Then notice that the Oxford – AstraZenica vaccine maker says that their vaccine is only partially effective against the new mutated UK variant, which will supposedly be the dominant strain in the USA in March. … That means the first jab may give less than 50% protection against the nastier UK variant – as you wait 6 weeks before the 2’nd jab – that may only give 60% protection or less – especially for older patients with much lower immune responses to the vaccines.
Also note that elderly patients may have a less than 40% efficacy response to the first jab, due to our aging immune system’s inability to mount strong immune defensive responses.

 

 

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The Second School of thought:
Getting a first jab of one vaccine trains your immune system to identify & attack a group of 4 to 16 selected fragments of the SARS virus’s surface spike protein.
 
Because each of the other vaccines use DIFFERENT fragments of the SARS spike protein, getting a jab of a second different vaccine may not boost your SARS antibody types from the first jab, leaving you with overall low levels of antibodies … but that second different vaccine’s jab would trigger your immune system to make yet different antibodies to COVID …
 
giving your body 2 different sets of antibodies to COVID after getting 2 different vaccine jabs –

 

but with substantially ​lower overall immune responses.
 
 
Is 100X more higher levels of one group of antibodies “better” … than lower levels of 2 groups of antibodies?
 
100X higher levels of one group of antibodies (from 2 jabs of the same vaccine) would appear to be better for older patients … because our immune system responses are naturally lower than younger people’s responses.**
 
**Older people’s lower immune system responses is the major reason why elders (0over 65) have 5x higher COVID hospitalization rates, and 90x higher death rates.
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Dr. Steven Michael Fry,
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USA Requires a Negative COVID Viral Test Result after Jan. 26, 2021 – List of Approved Merida Labs

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January 16, 2021
Starting Jan. 26, 2021, Airlines flying into the USA will require approved** negative COVID virus testing (approved PCR test results or COVID viral protein antigen test results), with the test being taken no more than 3 days before flying. Antibody test results are not compliant with USA requirements.

See here for US Govt official details:
https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/#:~:text=Air%20passengers%20are%20required%20to,not%20compliant%20with%20the%20requirement

NOTICE that for your lab results MUST include
~ BOTH the DATE and TIME of sampling

~ Your birthdate

and
~ It’s preferable that your name on the lab results matches the name on your passport.

NOTE THAT CMA Lab in Progreso does not currently report these things, and airlines have already been rejecting CMA Lab results because they do not include the required information.


Fortunately, the Merida airport is offering approved COVID testing at the airport, but note that they require at least 30 minutes to get you the test results.



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**Determined readers can see this Mexican Govt. Website for a lists of approved laboratories across Mexico:
https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/602186/LISTADO_DE_LABORATORIOS_QUE_REALIZAN_EL_DIAGN_STICO_DE_COVID-19_17122020.pdf

Example: See Item 147 for Quintana Roo’s approved Academic lab.


Also Notice that there are some (sleazy) outfits offering fake “Certified COVID PCR” negative lab test results, for cheaper prices, but the airlines personnel are already flagging those fake un-approved test results, and banning the person from flying. … It’s best to choose an approved lab.**

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**List of USA Approved PCR-COVID and COVID Protein Viral Antigen Testing Labs in Merida

LCM … Laboratorios Clinicos de Mérida
PCR Testing for $2,925 with next day results … AND … COVID Protein Antigen testing for just $750 pesos, with results in just 2 hr – 4 hr.

Telephone: 999 925 88 18 for the Garcia Gineres location … see website for their other locations & phone numbers.
https://lcmerida.com.mx/sucursales.html


Multiple Locations in Merida



Biomédicos de Mérida
PCR Testing Available, but no prices listed, and no info offered on how quickly PCR results are ready.
Telephone: +52    999 1 61 90 86 for COVID**
http://www.biomedicosdemerida.com/international-travelers-covid-19/

**They offer both lab appointments AND … They offer to come to your home for PCR testing.
Multiple Locations in Merida
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. de 2:00 p.m.
Alternate Telephone: +52 999 161 9086



CEDEME  – Centro Especializado en Diagnosticos Medicos
PCR Test Results Available in 12 hrs … $3,588 con IVA
Certification of PCR Test Results Available in 12 hrs … $1,044
Telephone: +52    555 0 29 19 96
https://www.cedeme.com.mx/
ONE Merida location + PDC & Cancun locations


Chopo
 PCR Tests for $2,799 (sin IVA?) – No posted information on how long it takes to get results
Telephone: +52 555 0 29 19 96
https://www.chopo.com.mx/merida/deteccion-covid-19-por-pcr
 Multiple Locations in Merida


Clinica de Merida
 Same Day PCR Test Results … 10% discount until Jan 31, 2021
COVID Antigen test available for just $580 now … results in hours.
COVID Appointment Telephone: +52 999 7 50 39 90    
Lab Telephone: +52 999 9 42 18 00    ext. 1218
https://clinicademerida.mx/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clinicademerida
One location in Merida… Av. Itzaes & C25, Garcia Gineres


Diagno Lab
PCR Tests
Telephone: +52 999 2 42 84 00   – with different phone #’s for their 14 Merida locations.
https://www.diagnolabs.com.mx/
7:00 AM start times at some locations
14 Merida Locations … https://www.diagnolabs.com.mx/sucursales


Farmacias del Ahorro
 PCR Tests are supposedly available, but their website is cranky & does not describe details.
https://www.fahorro.com/prueba_antigenos? utm_source=HomeFahorro&utm_medium=slider/


Faro del Mayab
PCR Tests for $3,900
Telephone: +52 999 2 28 61 04     & +52 999 1 37 23 15
http://info.hospitalfaro.com/covid-19
https://www.facebook.com/Farodelmayab
One Merida Location


Quimialab
PCR Tests available, but the website has minimal information – see their FB COVID page
Telephone: +52 999 9 44 47 47 for appointments
https://quimialab.com/
COVID info: https://www.facebook.com/quimialab/photos/pcb.1328242464177755/1328242197511115/Multiple

Locations in Merida: Calle 17 #182-B por 14 y 16 Colonia México Oriente
Calle 103 Diag. por 36 esq. #333-A, Plaza La Fer Local 4. Sobre Av. Tanlum


Star Medica
PCR COVID Tests available … but their website offers no details.
Telephone: 999 9 30 28 80
https://www.starmedica.com/home/es/articulos-nota/pruebas-para-detectar-y-diagnosticar-el-virus-del-covid-19

Ahorro
Both PCR & COVID Viral Antigen ($350) testing available
https://www.fahorro.com/prueba_antigenos?fbclid=IwAR3vRwNxl7eCLlaw1-vutThtaHXbcVQujENmMNbbq5pE4t1tg7_5lJ-LMys

We understand that the Ahorro labs are included in the long list of Mex. Gob. approved labs, but have not yet checked the list to confirm it. (see Mex. Gob. website of labs above).


FINAL NOTES:
~ NOTE THAT CMA Lab in Progreso does not currently report the required things for an approved test. CMA is missing … your birthdate … and the date and TIME of sampling … Airlines have already been rejecting CMA Lab results because they do not include the required information.

~ Fortunately, the Merida airport is offering approved COVID testing at the airport, but note that they require at least 30 minutes to get you the test results.

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Mexican Government Website to Register to Get the COVID Vaccine

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January 13, 2021

We’ve had many people in FB expat groups asking how & when they can get “The Vaccine” here in Yucatan – as they hoped to maybe get it in January or February.

There are are 2 websites that can be used … but neither is working well:

https://mivacuna.salud.gob.mx/

and

https://vacunascovid.gob.mx

As of Feb. 3, 2021, the Mex. Govt. says they will be setting up a system for foreigners without CURP’s to register to get vaccinated “in the future”.

Jan. 16: Merida just received our first 9,750 doses of COVID … as a part of 94,000 new vaccinations nationally today. This brings Mexico’s total of (partly) vaccinated people to 197,000 – so with our finally receiving 435,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine earlier this week (in Mexico City), our COVID vaccination program is getting underway.

Note that those 435,000 doses will go to the highest priority places in Mexico with the worst COVID-19 problems: Mexico City & Coahuila.

In the meantime, if you want to try to get registered into the Mex. Gob. Vaccination Registration system, you can use your CURP to fill out a web-form to sign up for a future appointment to get vaccinated. … Right now, the registration system is only issuing appointments for private hospital front-line medical personnel – but is expected to soon(?) start issuing appointments for people over age 79, in the areas worst hit by COVID.

The official Govt. Website describes:

¿Cómo registrarse para la vacunación?
Para el registro de vacunación contra el Covid-19 es necesario acceder con tu CURP al sitio https://vacunascovid.gob.mx/.  (ALSO USE https://mivacuna.salud.gob.mx/
) Cabe recalcar que por ahora el registro solo está disponible para el personal de salud y personas de la tercera edad.

Dónde me toca ponerme la vacuna?
Al realizar el registro se enviará un correo electrónico el cual contiene los datos de fecha, lugar y horario el cual se debe asistir para la aplicación de la vacuna.


In English:
How to register for vaccination?
To register the vaccination against Covid-19 it is necessary to access the site https://vacunascovid.gob.mx/ (or https://mivacuna.salud.gob.mx/ ) using your CURP. It should be noted that for now the “VacunasCovid.go” registry is only available to health personnel and the elderly (above age 80). … while the https://mivacuna.salud.gob.mx is open to people older than age 59.

Where do I get the vaccine?
When registering, the website will send you an email or phone call … containing the date, place and time for you to go get your vaccination.”


Many fields in the Vaccination Registration website are clear… CURP, Your Name, Your Address, etc … Still … Because there are number of fields to fill out and options to ~click~,

For the VacunasCOVID.gob.mx site, we suggest you have someone who reads & understands Spanish to help you fill it out. … For example, you have to identify what category you are in, for prioritization – … where for example, you would not want to register as “a private physican”.

Meanwhile the https://mivacuna.salud.gob.mx/ registration website for 60 yrs & older is easy to use… just CURP, phone, your State & City & Postal code.

In the Website for over age 79 people, You also ~click~ choose options-items that describe your current pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease etc – that play a role in assigning your prioritization.

Please note that we only just now watched tonight’s Federal Govt’s official PPT presentation on using the Vaccination Registrations system – and have not yet tried the system – as we are not over age 79. 😉


Official Prioritization Schedule:

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Finally please note that our previous report on COVID Vaccine Availablity in Mexico
contains lots of details about which COVID vaccines will likely become available during the next 4 months.

For details, see: https://yucalandia.com/2021/01/12/covid-vaccine-availablity-in-mexico/


As a part of our last 10 months of up-to-date COVID information coverage, we will continue to provide updates as they come up.


Dr. Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. in Measurement & Laboratory Science, Chemistry, Public Health, and Aerosol Science

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COVID Vaccine Availablity in Mexico

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January 12, 2021

We’ve had many people in FB expat groups asking when they can get “The Vaccine” here in Yucatan – as they hoped to maybe get it in January or February.

Realities?
1. Mexico has received only about 75,000 doses of vaccine up until today, and it was just the Pfizer vaccine. => No vaccines available for Yucatan at all, so far.

Per this morning’s daily Federal COVID-Press Conference:
2. Mexico just received 435,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, today.Most of those doses will go to the highest priority places in Mexico with the worst COVID-19 problems: Mexico City & Coahuila.

3. Initial reports from the Federal Gob. say that Merida – Yucatan will receive “some” doses to start injecting Merida healthcare workers on Wed. or Thursday. Those limited numbers of doses will ONLY go to front-line medical workers in Govt. hospital’s COVID wards. like at O’Horan. Unlike Boston & other places in the USA, NONE of our Yucatan doses will be for hospital administrators et al.

Editor’s Note: As expected, the Fedral Gob. (aka Mexico’s Military) delivered doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Merida this morning (Jan. 13/21) – doses that were transferred to Merida’s O’Horan hospital to vaccinate front-line COVID-medical workers, today.


4. Our President AMLO says he will wait his turn until sometime in March, when they hope to have vaccine doses for people over age 65. (He is 67.)

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5. AMLO also says that his dose may be either: the “Sputnik V”**, or Cansino* (Canadian-Chinese joint effort), or possibly even the Oxford Vaccine (all still in Phase 3 trials).

6. Unlike the USA, the vaccine will be free here in Mexico, available even to foreigners, with foreigners receiving vaccines based on their age along with Mexicans of the same age group.

7. Even our President says he may not get vaccinated until “March” – as he plans to wait his turn, along with the other 67 yr olds, it may be months until vaccines are available here in Yucatan for elderly readers.

8. Because even our President does not know which vaccine will be available for him … WE SHOULD ALL REALIZE that expat readers may have to accept what-ever vaccine is avalable: … Cansino, Sinovac, Moderna, Pfizer or “Sputnik V” vaccines –

iN THE MEANTIME … plan to wear only good tight fitting medical grade masks … throw the dangerously leaky cloth masks away … because it takes 16 layers of cloth to equal just one good medical grade mask.*


Further … In our professional opinion, it appears that if an over age 65 reader wants to get the Oxford, or Moderna, or Pfizer vaccine here in Yucatan … they may not have a choice, except to wait until late Spring or early Summer for the vaccine they want to become available …

because in March or April, the only vaccine available to you may be

~ 1 of the 5 Chinese vaccines* … or

~ **The “Gam-CovidVac” vaccine (aka the Sputnik V) … Russian vaccine … is the 300,000 Sputnik V doses currently being used in Argentina – so, we will likely have lots of data from over ½ million patients, on the Gam-CovidVac Russian vaccine by the time it is delivered to Mexico.

9. Prioritization of Vaccine Recipients:
Front-line health-workers with direct contact with COVID patients are the top priority. Next in line … patients over age 80 …

then …



*THIS MEANS WE ALL NEED TO BE WEARING TIGHT-FITTING MEDICAL GRADE MASKS … and Social distancing between 8 ft to 12 ft for at least the coming 6 months.

Details here:
https://yucalandia.com/2021/01/05/beat-covid-now-with-proven-solutions-aka-covid-keeps-spreading-because-we-are-still-doing-the-wrong-things/

10. Our Mexican Federal Gob. has agreed to to buy 34.4 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTecH”s Covid-19 vaccine.

11. Our Presiodent AMLO has commited just over $1 Billion USD to buy vaccines for the Mexican people – to vaccinate us for free, unlike the USA where the COVID vaccinations cost from $35 per dose to $70 per dose (???)


Additional Key COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

Per Pfizer’s official warnings:

people with a significant history of allergic reactions

should not be given this vaccine for now.


The CDC also warns:
” If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (like PEG or nanoparticles, etc), you should not get either of the currently available mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.  “

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/allergic-reaction.html



A Brief Synopsis of Current COVID Vaccine Realities:
There are just 2 vaccines that have finished & passed Phase 3 trials: The Pfizer-BioNTecH vaccine and the Moderna vaccine. … Astra-Zenica – Oxford jumped the gun last November when they announce partial preliminary Phase 3 Trial results on the Oxford vaccine, when in reality the Oxford vaccine testing programs made huge Phase 3 trial mistakes (apparently from rushing through the trials).

Because of the big mistakes, Oxford Pfizer is currently re-running roughly ½ their Phase 3 trial efforts, to try to determine the efficacy & problems of giving just a ½ dose in the first jab, and then a full dose in the 2’nd jab 3 weeks later.

Note that there 5 different Chinese vaccines … with Coronavac & Cansino vaccines leading the pack, by being furthest along in Phase 3 trials. Consider also that the Chinese vaccines tend to all be based on using some attenuated form of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

and … The Russian-made Gam-CovidVac (aka Sputnik V) vaccine may soon be available in Mexico,
though they previously tested it on just 1,900 patients – while, by comparison the Pfizer vaccine was tested on roughly 44,000 patients … (with 42% of the 44,000 Pfizer patients being in the key elderly group … and 41% were Black, Latino or Native American heritage).

Note that by the time the Russian Gam-CovidVac is available here in Yucatan, it will have been used (tested) on over 300,000 Argentinians. 😉



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Death Toll Increasing After Getting the Pfizer – BioNTech Vaccine

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January 6, 2021

Readers should be aware of three deaths in just the last few days, all after getting the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

~ One shocking death in Portugal, Jan 1 … likely due to a reaction to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

… “(The nurse-patient) had only complained about ‘normal’ discomfort in the area where she was jabbed but was otherwise fine.” … until she died. … Injected Dec 30, dead by Jan 1.

~ 2 deaths in Norway by elderlies who got the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
“… Norway is investigating the death of two nursing home residents who died after receiving doses of the Pfizer – BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.”Plus:1 death in Portugal, from the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine…. all happened after getting the Pfizer vaccine.

https://www.wionews.com/world/norway-investigating-death-of-two-people-who-received-pfizers-coronavirus-vaccine-354716

Per Pfizer’s official warnings:

people with a significant history of allergic reactions” should not be given this vaccine for now.

The CDC also warns:
” If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get either of the currently available mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.  “

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/allergic-reaction.html

We will offer more details as they arise.

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    One Severe Encephalomyelitis Life Threatening Reaction to the Pfizer Vaccine in Mexico:
    Coahila, Mexico: Dec. 30
    There was a shocking severe adverse reaction to the Pfizer vaccine here in Mexico. … A young 32 yr old IMSS physician now has nasty Encephalomyelitis (inflammation-swelling of the brain and spinal cord).

This young physician previously had at least one allergic reaction to a different past vaccination. … She was injected Dec. 30, at 9:30 AM … 20 minutes later her tongue & lips swelled dramatically, plus a rash on her neck & chest.

The doctors treated the allergic reactions, and she returned to her job. Yet, at 11:30, she suffered convulsions & seizures … She lost muscle strength in her arms & legs.

As of Jan. 6, 2021… She is now conscious, and “recovering” … with no more convulsions – left with a formal diagnosis of Encephalomyelitis. … It should be noted that her family also has a history of allergies to antibiotics.

https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-mexico-vaccines-idUSKBN2970H3



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BEAT COVID NOW with Proven Solutions … aka COVID Keeps Spreading Because We Are Still Doing the Wrong Things

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January 5, 2021

Think about why 26 million New Zealanders & Taiwanese people have only 32 COVID deaths, while the USA, Mexico, & Canada have worst-in-the-World over 500,000 COVID deaths … of which, 425,000 of them died unnecessarily (per the head of Harvard Medical School).

Why have we unnecessarily killed 425,000 North Americans?

Basically, it’s because the USA, Mexico & Canada chose to follow 12 months of non-scientist “AS SEEN ON TV” Medical Doctor’s very wrong, very dangerous, ineffective advice … In contrast, a few top scientists were writing last March, 2020 that “Wash Your Hands”, “Disinfect Everything”, and “Socially Distance 6 Feet” do NOT work … The Medical Doctors ignored 20 yrs of COVID-Science, arrogantly ignored 17 yrs of SARS-Science, and ignored 40 yrs. of Aerosol Science reports.

While New Zealand & Taiwan Medical Doctors followed top scientist’s advice, instead, sadly, “AS SEEN ON TV” USA Medical Doctors (like Dr. Faucci et al) imagined that their unscientific personal-opinion based advice, would somehow magically stop COVID’s airborne transmission from our inhaling invisible fine aersols from people talking, especially indoors.

Then, 7 months too late, (and continuing now), the non-scientist Medical Doctors continued to ignore 20 yrs of COVID Science, SARS Science & Aerosol Science reports, by telling us to wear ..”cloth masks” and “face-coverings” … even though it has been proven for years that 70% leaky cloth masks leak far too many highly-infectious COVID invisible fine aerosols – meaning the 100’s of millions of USA, Mexico & Canada cloth mask wearers … are still spreading COVID.

Solving the COVID problem requires us to blend & follow the scientific results of 4 different areas: Virology of Upper Respiratory Viruses, proven Public Health programs, Medical treatments, and the 40 yrs of Aerosol Science of how to stop highly infectious COVID fine aerosols that are emitted by people talking… especially indoors.

This means that Medical Doctors (like Faucci of CDC et al), and even some virologists & epidemiologits have continued to ignore the key BIG current issues of our mistakes …. because their l’st 12 months of their mistakes are what’s spreading COVID now:

Use TIGHT-fitting Medical Grade Masks ONLY !
1. ~ Cloth masks need to go into the trash ~ … TODAY !

Cloth masks generally leak 70% – because it takes 16 LAYERS of cotton cloth to equal just ONE medical grade mask …

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70% leakage by cloth masks – causes wearers to inhale way too many highly-infectious invisible COVID fine aerosols … 70% leakage of crap cloth masks is a huge part of 500,000 unnecessary dead Americans & Mexican … 70% leakage is causing 23 million people still getting COVID here, because their cloth masks are guaranteed to fail when we need them most. (and Yes, Virginia, “facecoverings”, gators, kerchiefs are totally bogus, offering no protection. )


2. ~ The Medical Doctor’s opinion of their “6 ft rule” has always been unscientific & wrong. It takes 8 ft to 10 ft +plus effective fresh air movement, to protect people when masks are off to eat or drink. The non-scientific Medical Doctor’s personal guesses of a “6 ft Rule” was based on magical Medical Doctor’s magical unscientific unrealistic imaginings that the invisible COVID fine aerosols magically move out in all directions simultaneously, to make a uniformly infectious cloud around the talker.

This Medical Doctors’ magical idea has always been completely wrong. Simple scientific calculations, AND 40 years of measurements by Aerosol Scientists on these fine aerosols … prove the aerosols move out in plumes, just like plumes of cigarette smoke … like tongues of vapor … often going out 8 ft in JUST ONE direction … at still highly-infectious concentrations.

PROVEN REALITY: Somewhere between 8 – 10 ft, the infectious fine aerosols disperse to safe levels, UNLESS there is a flow of fresh air – from a fan or a breeze that disperses the invisible highly-infectious fine COVED aerosols to safe levels.

Overall, this means we are still having huge problems of narrow specialists NOT KNOWING, not learning the key critical facts from the multi-disciplinarians … Unfortunately, it takes a good scientist to read over 20 yrs of scientific reports from 4 fields (over 90 research reports) . It basically requires blending the knowledge, experience & details of a good virologist, a good Public Health expert, a good Medical Doctor, AND a good Aerososol Scientist.

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How can an ordinary reader possibly plow through over 90 key research reports and then assemble the key disparate facts from 4 different disciplines? … Fortunately, you don’t have to … This task was done … and published … last March, 2020:

**https://yucalandia.com/2020/03/30/how-to-keep-yourself-safe-from-covid-19-sars-cov-2/

Read this good technical article** from last March – based on over 90 research reports from all four critical areas – to read what we should have been doing… and what we should be doing … now… Because it explains why we have needlessly killed over 300,000 Americans (per the Heads of both Harvard & Brown Universities Medical Schools) and killed over 100,000 Mexicans … by doing unscientific things for the last 12 straight months.

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Sidelight… Since we’re getting some online FB group blowback from people who insist that their cloth masks magically work great, consider the … 13X HIGHER viral infection risks from wearing cloth masks … is super-troubling:

” The rates of all infection outcomes were highest in the cloth mask arm, with the rate of ILI statistically significantly higher in the cloth mask arm … Relative Risk (RR)=13.00, compared with the medical mask arm. “

Because of the 13X higher infection-rate risks :
“This study is the first RCT of cloth masks, and the results caution against the use of cloth masks. This is an important finding to inform occupational health and safety. Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection. “

https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006577

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Then … We suggest that readers check-out the latest information on COVID Vaccines & How to Prove your Vaccine Worked:

https://yucalandia.com/2021/01/04/latest-covid-vaccine-information-for-the-yucatan-mexico/

Pneumonia vaccine: How often and when to seek help


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Sadly … ONLY Taiwan & New Zealand have followed Science since last January … blessing themselves with just 32 COVID deaths, out of 26 million citizens.

We can change … and BEAT COVID NOW ….
by finally making the small changes of wearing only tight-fitting medical grade masks … 8 – 10 ft Social distances … or fans, breezes moving in fresh clean air past our faces .

or … We can continue to suffer, by following the very wrong … 12 months of failed personal advice … of non-scientist Medical Doctors.

Finally, notice that vaccines will likely not be available to most of us, until next Summer, so, it’s time to choose: Keep doing the failed-unscientific Medical Doctor’s proven-failed-approaches … or … Wear only a tight-fitting medical grade mask (N95 or KN95) and Socially Distance by 8 ft to 10 ft, with fresh air movement when eating or drinking without a mask.

and … After you get your COVID vaccination, consider getting an inexpensive fast COVIOD antibody lab test, 2 wks later, to prove you have good levels of the protective antibodies.

Stay safe out there…
Dr. Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. in Measurement & Laboratory Science, Chemistry, Public Health, and Aerosol Science


Feel free to copy this information, with attributions to Yucalandia.com.

Read on, MacDuff …

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Latest COVID Vaccine Information for the Yucatan & Mexico

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January 6, 2021

Death Toll Increasing After Getting the Pfizer – BioNTech Vaccine
Readers should be aware of three deaths in just the last few days, all after getting the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

~ One shocking death in Portugal, Jan 1 … likely due to a reaction to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

… “(The nurse-patient) had only complained about ‘normal’ discomfort in the area where she was jabbed but was otherwise fine.” … until she died. … Injected Dec 30, dead by Jan 1.

~ 2 deaths in Norway by elderlies who got the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
“… Norway is investigating the death of two nursing home residents who died after receiving doses of the Pfizer – BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.”Plus:1 death in Portugal, from the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine…. all happened after getting the Pfizer vaccine.

One Severe Encephalomyelitis Life Threatening Reaction to the Pfizer Vaccine in Mexico:
Coahila, Mexico: Dec. 30
There was a shocking severe adverse reaction to the Pfizer vaccine here in Mexico. … A young 32 yr old IMSS physician now has nasty Encephalomyelitis (inflammation-swelling of the brain and spinal cord).

This young physician previously had at least one allergic reaction to a different past vaccination. … She was injected Dec. 30, at 9:30 AM … 20 minutes later her tongue & lips swelled dramatically, plus a rash on her neck & chest.

The doctors treated the allergic reactions, and she returned to her job. Yet, at 11:30, she suffered convulsions & seizures … She lost muscle strength in her arms & legs.

She is now conscious, and “recovering” … with no more convulsions – left with a formal diagnosis of Encephalomyelitis. … It should be noted that her family also has a history of allergies to antibiotics.

https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-mexico-vaccines-idUSKBN2970H3



January 4, 2021
One Scientific view of COVID vaccines:

… To jab, or not to jab …

That’s the question … especially if you only have the Sino Vaccine (aka Coronavac) or the Sputnik 5 Vaccine available.

Pneumonia vaccine: How often and when to seek help



Because there are no dry-ice manufacturers here in Yucatan to make dry ice, to protect the fragile Pfizer vaccine when it’s out at the dispenseries … we likely will have NONE of the top 3 vaccines here, for months available for ordinary people … until Moderna delivers a 300,000 or so doses here in the Yucatan Peninsula … (because Yucatan’s relatively low rates** of new COVID infections is so much lower than other parts of Mexico who are suffering much worse).

If the Sino Vaccine (aka Coronavac) … or if the Sputnik 5 vaccine … or if the CanSino vaccines are the only ones available here…. and if you get one of the 5 different Chinese vaccines or the Sputnik Vaccine (or any COVID vaccine**),

… Then … Go get blood tested for anti-COVID ANTIBODIES at a local lab … 2 weeks after the last Vaccine injection.

**Yes, since the other vaccines are just 95% effective, HOW do you know you are protected, by the Pfizer, Moderna or Oxford vaccine? … Get an inexpensive COVID antibody test 2 weeks after your last injection.

IF your scientific lab-test serum antibody test results prove you have a high levels of serum COVID-antibodies, then YOU’RE PROTECTED. 😉

This is a scientifically-proven reliable approach because … our bodies’ responses to the COVID Vaccines have been to produce 10X to 100X higher antibody levels, than the antibody levels from “natural” COVID infections.

Sidelight: Why are there concerns about the Sino Vaccine & the Sputnik 5 Vacccine?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/14/chinas-sinopharm-vaccine-how-effective-is-it-and-where-will-it-be-rolled-out

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-25/china-shot-s-efficacy-uncertain-despite-brazil-turkey-results


and then … There are all the different Chinese manufactured vaccines:

There are no less than 5 different Chinese COVID vaccines in Phase 3 trials, with Sinovac corp’s “Sino Vaccine – Sino Vac” getting the most press.

The Beijing-based Sinovac corp is behind the CoronaVac, an inactivated-SARS-virus vaccine. … The “Sino Vaccine” aka “CoronaVac” is not the “CanSino Vaccine”.
The Sino Vaccine, aka Coronavac, has been undergoing phase three trials in Brazil, Indonesia and Turkey, & Peru.

Questions still arise, because interim data from a late-stage Coronavac trials in Turkey showed that the vaccine was 91.25% effective.

Meanwhile Brazilian researchers report the Sinovac vaccine was just over 50% effective – but withheld full results,

In other words… We still have questions about transparency from Brazil, Peru and China.

God Bless the Chinese…

Then there’s the “CanSino vaccine”, made by Cansino Biologics. The CanSino vaccine is reportedly in phase three clinical trials in several countries, including Saudi Arabia.

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Next consider how Sinopharm, a Chinese state-owned company, is developing TWO COVID vaccines, which, like Sinovac are also inactivated Coronavirus based vaccines

Sinopharm announced on 30 December that phase three trials of the vaccine showed that it was 79% effective – lower than that of Pfizer and Moderna… while the United Arab Emirates, which approved a Sinopharm vaccine earlier this month, said the vaccine was 86% effective, according to interim results of its phase three trial. Lots of different reports using the same data ???  

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Finally, there is yet another Chinese made vaccine made by Anhui Zhifei Longcom. This vaccine uses a purified piece of the virus to trigger an immune response, …. and has also recently entered phase three trials.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-55212787

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Local context:
Notice that no other news sources seem to be reporting this important helpful scientifically proven information … including the biggest Expats in Yucatan FB groups who block this vital medical advice, because of the mods starting personal feuds. 😦


Different priorities ? ? ?

Dr. Steven M. Fry
Ph.D. in Measurement & Laboratory Science, Chemistry, Public Health, and Aerosol Science

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