Vaccine roll out.
Eyren Offline
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(17-02-2021, 04:51 PM)Moth Wrote: Pfizer though. Sad Didn't really want that one as it's so genetically engineered

Speaking as a scientist who works in genomics, the mRNA vaccine isn't (technically speaking) genetically engineered, because it's an exact copy of the spike protein sequence.

Genetic engineering is when you change an organism's DNA sequence to produce a desired effect, like inserting the gene for insulin into bacteria in order to make it in huge quantities. Which is of course a good thing, since extracting insulin from pig pancreas is expensive.

Rather, the Pfizer vaccine is synthesised from its component chemicals, as are almost all drugs. It just happens to be made from some of the same building blocks as DNA, instead of being a completely invented molecule. In fact I'd argue that makes it more "natural" than most drugs out there Big Grin

(FWIW, I'm not keen on GMO crops, but that's more because they're grown in open fields where they can potentially escape, or interbreed with wild species, which could be disastrous for the environment. "Brewing" insulin in a vat is a much safer use of the technology, IMHO.)
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Fascinating, Eyren. Thank you. Smile
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OH got the AZ and I got the Pfizer, son said he would see who keeled over first before deciding which one to takeRolleyes
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(17-02-2021, 06:51 PM)Spec Wrote: OH got the AZ and I got the Pfizer, son said he would see who keeled over first before deciding which one to takeRolleyes
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Moth Offline
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That's reassuring Mark and Eyren. Thank you Smile
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JJB Online
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(17-02-2021, 06:54 PM)Broadway Wrote:
(17-02-2021, 06:51 PM)Spec Wrote: OH got the AZ and I got the Pfizer, son said he would see who keeled over first before deciding which one to takeRolleyes
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Sounds like a plan, but round here you don't get a choice
I'm not aging, I just need repotting
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Admin Offline
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I had the AZ...just pleased to be done....well part done
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Vinny Offline
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Just found out that OH and I will get our jab tomorrow morning at 11.20am. OH was due hers earlier but we were snowed in at the time.
No idea which one we are getting?
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I had mine on Friday last. The AZ one, I felt shivery, hot and cold that evening and felt a bit fragile the next day. OH had Pfizer and no side effects at all. The after effects would not put me off having either vaccine. I'm all in favour of the herd immunity that hopefully the vaccine will give us.
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Jay Offline
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OH gets his on Thursday.
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