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originally posted by: zandra
This veterans study should give us some insight. The result can be guessed: everyone on the boosters.
The effect of the vaccine is diminishing visibly. Johnson vaccine is only a little more than 10 percent protective after 6 months. (Add to this the careless behavior resulting from a false sense of security.)
This study says little: the number of deaths decreases (if I understand correctly by around 1.5 percent compared to the unvaccinated). So the mRNA vaccines work. But we already knew that. The only question is whether they work sufficiently. And whether they do not cause side effects that last a lifetime. Women are not included in this study. It is not stated how many of the participants have gone through a natural infection. I'm not questioning the study, but I wonder if that 1 percent or so benefit is enough to force boosters on everyone. You may find other questions about the study. Long term side effects? Anyway, this study only convinced me of weakness of the vaccines. This cannot be the results they expected when in the beginning of this year the first shot was given.
From July to October 2021, VE-D for age 65 years was 73.0% for Janssen, 81.5% for Moderna, and 84.3% for Pfizer-BioNTech; VE-D for age ≥65 years was 52.2% for Janssen, 75.5% for Moderna, and 70.1% for Pfizer-BioNTech. Findings support continued efforts to increase vaccination, booster campaigns, and multiple, additional layers of protection against infection.
Benefits of vaccination in reducing risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and death are clearly supported by this study of more than 780,225 U.S. Veterans.
originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: ScepticScot
Since you always have answers, what happens 6 months after the boosters? Will that make the protection last longer, or will it be the same as the first two? And how long does natural immunity work?