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Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

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posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 09:16 AM
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A vaccine against Ebola has been shown to be 100% successful in trials conducted during the outbreak in Guinea and is likely to bring the west African epidemic to an end, experts say.

The results of the trials involving 4,000 people are remarkable because of the unprecedented speed with which the development of the vaccine and the testing were carried out.

Scientists, doctors, donors and drug companies collaborated to race the vaccine through a process that usually takes more than a decade in just 12 months.

Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

Remember a year ago when we were all on the cusp of dying to ebola? Well, thanks to this vaccine, ebola fears may become a thing of the past.




posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 09:21 AM
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Cue the anti Vaxxors who will claim this evil and a 0,01% chance of side effects is worse than the 90% mortality rate of Ebola.

Or the really dumb anti vaxxors who will claim the vaccine does not work, its all a big pharma conspiracy and really its all down to better hygiene.


Either way cue the clowns and start the ATS circus of ignorance!
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posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: RockerDom

Bambalamba! Goes to show human ingenuity in times of crisis, y'all want to know why the world did explode in y2k? It's because folks put in the hard work nessasary to prevent such an explosion just like this , see it's stuff like this after a long day of doom porn really puts just how bad ass and smart we are in prospective when the going gets tough we get tougher .



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 09:48 AM
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Of course, it still may have long term side effects, since there's always a chance for that to happen (albeit slim). I'm glad that this has been shown to be effective, it will save many lives now and in the future.
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posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Big pharma has been sitting on this for years, didn't you know, waiting for a big outbreak to miraculously create a vaccine and make big bucks!


Oh wait..




posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 09:55 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

The amount of money that went into combating the outbreak far, FAR outweighs any potential "profit" that would come from delivering the Vaccine.

Do you really think the people in Guinea have the means to pay exorbitant prices for a vaccine?
How about Sierra Leone? Full of posh, well-to-do folks with tons of disposable cash?

I very much doubt the vaccine is profitable in ANY capacity.



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: RockerDom

This is great news on ebola devastated countries, but why the wait when ebola has been around for soo long killing so many.



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: marg6043

Ebola is a relatively new disease (in it's introduction to the human race)and this is the first outbreak of this kind, and a vaccine was pushed through in twelve months I don't know if you know about government or beuricratic red tape, but this sucker ran like a well greased oiled machine you can't hope for much better than this. Yes it's bitter sweet and many died, but ultimately we prevailed and quickly reacted and contained these actions were done by the people on the ground as always, and not from the people watching tv becoming irate just to be irate. Im not point this directly at you, I just feel this needs to be said to put perspective in the matter. The cobblers children ain't got no shoes , is all I've got to say the nay Sayers!
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posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: ScientificRailgun

Sarcasm, m'lady.



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

Yes, I know it takes time, but remember that when ebola was the main topic it was discoveries that our own government was funding research companies with tax dollars to develop vaccine, it was more than one companies, the first serum was developed a long time ago but never really pushed to full production because the US fighting the companie that while working in the US is was from Canada for the rights to it.

Sometimes you have to think how despicable bureaucracy can be at the expenses of life until it came close to home.



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: RockerDom

This is great news on ebola devastated countries, but why the wait when ebola has been around for soo long killing so many.



That the thing it hasn't killed many really.

Until last year the outbreaks had been confined to the deep jungle with infected numbering in the dozens or hundreds.


It just wasn't worth the money . Development of a vaccine or drug can be $500 million +. When only a few dozen people who are living on a $1 a day die no one cares.

It only now with tens of thousands infected and big city s and whole country's on lock down its worth the money. Even then its having to be subsidized by the governments and really the profits will be in publicity for the company.



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 10:22 AM
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I'm curious if this vaccine would get on out schedule here. If everyone where Ebola is from gets vaccinated it couldn't travel. Right?



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: Iamthatbish
I'm curious if this vaccine would get on out schedule here. If everyone where Ebola is from gets vaccinated it couldn't travel. Right?


No.

If everyone that enters in or out the at risk country's are vaccinated it highly unlikely it will travel.



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: Iamthatbish

I can imagine that they will stockpile the vaccine in cases of breakouts.

crazyewok, what can I say is all about the money at the end, which countries are the ones been hit the most.



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 10:40 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: ScientificRailgun

Sarcasm, m'lady.
Sorry, my sarcasm detector is broken today, apparently.

Mea Culpa.



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 11:15 AM
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Thanks to the mod who moved this. I wasn't really sure where it should go.

I agree that they will stockpile this. I just wonder how long they'll keep in storage.



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: RockerDom

Maybe they should do the same thing with cancer. I'm still amazed we haven't eradicated this disease.



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

The trouble with cancer is that it's not a virus, bacteria, or parasite that can be killed. Cancer is the body's own cells going out of control and causing damage to the body, and come in such a wide variety of different types that a treatment that works on ONE type of cancer will be absolutely ineffective against a different type.



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 12:02 PM
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S&F for you OP. I just saw this and was going to post about it too.

For those who may insinuate the timing of the vaccine creation and it being a big pharma play, stop. First of all, the vaccine was something Canadian scientists (funded by public money) had spent decades already working on. Second of all, months prior to the outbreak, a clinical trial of the vaccine was approved and they were in the process of setting one up.



posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: RockerDom

Maybe they should do the same thing with cancer. I'm still amazed we haven't eradicated this disease.



Its far to profitable.




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