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Cofid 19

Jonesy1Jonesy1 Member Posts: 19 Connected
edited August 2020 in Disabled people
Have we heard if we are any closer to a injection to protect us from the virus in the future


  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,435 Disability Gamechanger
    Not really, hence such long term plans for living 'with' the virus being made by the government now.

    Trouble is, it takes time to test all of these things.  It's pointless getting everyone vaccinated if the immunity only lasts 3 months for example.   So they need to keep doing tests & trials over many months. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,155 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Jonesy1 Welcome to the community. As above comment I cant imagine a vaccine will be anytime soon due to the amount of testing it will require . I think we all need to be prepared that the measures in place will be the new normal for a long time yet
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,443 Disability Gamechanger
    My personal view is that a vaccine for covid 19 won't be available until next year and then the priority will be key workers of which there are probably 2 million, before the rest of us can have it.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,582 Disability Gamechanger
    My personal view is that a vaccine cure will never be available and at best a vaccine which reduces symptoms to a significant enough degree to persuade people to have it is years away.

    Three reasons:

    1 - we know know that this virus is way more complex than first presented and that even people with mild symptoms can suffer serious long term damage. A vaccine which reduces those symptoms by say 10% can be produced relatively quickly but who would want it and who would believe it was safe?

    2 - big pharma has no interest in cures. If you cure something then, to be blunt, there is no profit to be made.

    3 - the main coronavirus season have been around and known for for a long time. They are sophisticated and we’ve not managed to produce a vaccine for a single one of them. It’s barely credible we’d therefore find a cure for the most complex powerful version yet. The best comparison is HIV and the Spanish flu. Still no vaccine for either.
  • red51red51 Member Posts: 1 Connected
    I'm terrified! I am unsure as to whether I can go out. I've been a virtual recluse these last 3 years.  I don't know if I ever want to leave my place of residence for the long term. I'm struggling as my depression and anxiety my ptsd has me hallucinating both physical and auditory goings on. I feel as though I'm alone and there is literally no one who gives a toss about whether I should carry on. I ask; "Is it worth the effort and hard work to move towards a life that has no hope or possibility of being any use the to society again".
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    A very warm welcome to the community @red51. Thank you for taking the time for sharing this with us. 

    I'm sorry to hear you are struggling so much, you are important to us. Have you spoken to a doctor about how you currently are feeling? The pandemic has been a scary time and you are entitled to support for that.

    MIND have a page full of resources which is around covid19 and how you can access support.

    I hope you have a good day. :)

  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @red51

    Good Morning it’s great to meet you today 😀

    I am very very sorry to hear about your current problems.

    Please please don’t feel that you are on your “own” any longer as we are all here for you.

    Sorry to ask but have you seen your gp recently for your ongoing issues?????

    Please please come back to me if you need anything????


  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Member Posts: 712 Pioneering
    Hi @Jonesy1 welcome to the community. 
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