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pcmike2 1 month ago#1
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/thinking-about-covid-booster-shots-heres-what-to-know-202110072610

Ideally, vaccine boosters are given no sooner than necessary, but well before widespread protective immunity declines. The risks of waiting too long are obvious: as immunity wanes, the rates of infection, serious illness, and death may begin to rise.
But there are downsides to providing boosters too early:
Side effects might be more common. While studies published to date suggest that boosters are safe, we don’t yet have long-term data.
The benefit may be small. It may be better to wait on boosters if most people are still well-protected by their initial vaccinations.
Current boosters may not cover future variants. If new variants of concern emerge in the coming months, boosters may be modified to cover them.
Waiting longer before a booster might lead to a stronger immune response. As noted by Dr. Anthony Fauci recently: "If you allow the immune response to mature over a period of a few months, you get much more of a bang out of the shot."


I find it appalling how harvard out of all sources, is actually DISCOURAGING booster shots. When really, the time for everyone to take them should be now.
Lunox 1 month ago#2
pcmike2 posted...
When really, the time for everyone to take them should be now.

Oh, where did you get your medical degree from?

Or is it what CNN or TeenVogue says to do?
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JOExHIGASHI 1 month ago#3
scorpio man posted...
Oh, where did you get your medical degree from?

Or is it what CNN or TeenVogue says to do?
The link is a blog post from a rheumatologists.
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ShadowFight2 1 month ago#4
They're not discouraging booster shots though; they're saying the timing should be right.
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Turtlemayor333 1 month ago#5
If the booster is made available to you and you've waited the recommended time, get it. Pretty simple.

This is a crap article, I agree with the TC honestly. The headline is for regular people considering a booster. World vaccine availability is an important subject for governments and experts, but not here in an article about whether I as an American citizen should get the booster. Same for all the questions here that are about knowledge and data for vaccine scientists.

To the layman reader it comes across as JAQing skepticism over boosters in general. (Just asking questions). And we don't need that.
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Ooooooranges 1 month ago#6
There's 0 misinformation there. Everything they said is true. You being scientifically illiterate doesn't change that fact.
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ScottMcDohl 1 month ago#7
There isn’t disinformation here. Pretty standard explanation of immunity and boosters, plus the commentary about variants potentially not being effective.

What am I missing? They aren’t saying don’t get vaccinated.
Turtlemayor333 1 month ago#8
ScottMcDohl posted...
What am I missing? They aren’t saying don’t get vaccinated.
For example the author talks about how WHO is against boosters because around the world there are many people haven't had a chance for one dose yet.

That's a real issue, yes. But also nothing that you or I can do anything about, so even the implication that it's selfish or wrong to get the booster is unhelpful. The real selfish thing would be to let them go to waste and expire, but the author doesn't say that.

The scientific community needs better messaging. The facts are not what's being complained about.
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ScottMcDohl 1 month ago#9
Turtlemayor333 posted...
For example the author talks about how WHO is against boosters because around the world there are many people haven't had a chance for one dose yet.

That's a real issue, yes. But also nothing that you or I can do anything about, so even the implication that it's selfish or wrong to get the booster is unhelpful. The real selfish thing would be to let them go to waste and expire, but the author doesn't say that.

The scientific community needs better messaging. The facts are not what's being complained about.

I don’t even think that mindset is bad. If the goal is to eradicate, or almost freeze, this virus then a global effort is needed.

But I getcha - we can’t, and shouldn’t, hold out here if we have a chance
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