In case you have been wondering about Novavax


I have been looking everywhere for a medical assessment of Novavax which is the vaxxine that is more traditional and does not rely on mRNA molecules to produce whatever effects it supposedly produces. I have now been sent this for which I am extremely grateful.

This is its title, Novavax – hope or hype? but as a hint of what is to come, this is the sub-head: “Spoiler alert: it’s not what you were sold.” You can read the whole thing at the link. It’s quite detailed, and the writer seems knowledgable, but as with so much you will have to decide for yourself how much any of this can be trusted. This is how the post ends:

Even if adverse reactions to the Novavax vaccine are rarer than to the AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna shots, any risk at all is, in my opinion, a completely unacceptable price to pay for a product that offers no clinically meaningful benefit to individuals nor any social benefit.

So, don’t bother inviting me to join your Novastan cult. I’m staying in the control group.

And if there are other assessments out there that you know of, please note them in the comments. 

Politicised medicine

AND AS I WAS SAYING: President Trump talks hydroxychloroquine.

President Trump during a Tuesday White House briefing discussed his belief that the drug hydroxychloroquine can be helpful in combating the coronavirus, though he noted that the debate over the drug has become a political issue.

“I can only say that from my standpoint and based on a lot of reading and a lot of knowledge about it I think it could have a very positive impact in the early stages, and I don’t think you lose anything by doing it, other than politically it doesn’t seem to be too popular,” the president said. “You know why? Because I recommend it. When I recommend something, they like to say, ‘don’t use it.’ “

The point is, of course, that there are cretins everywhere that would rather people died than use a remedy that has been suggested by the President of the United States. There really is no excuse for such fools in politics but they are everywhere. People even vote for them.

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Victorian Premier Dan Andrews says federally regulated aged-care providers are struggling to maintain staffing levels and basic standards of care. Picture: David CroslingFront page story in The Oz: Coronavirus Australia: Governments argue as elderly death toll rises with Dangerous Dan gracing the page online. Apparently, “Daniel Andrews said he would not send his mother into federal homes, prompting Scott Morrison’s Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to retaliate by declaring the deadly outbreak was a result of the state government’s bungled hotel quarantine regime.” For Dan to criticise anyone demonstrates how beyond shame and remorse this fellow is. He is great at creating wasteful building projects to employ construction workers (btw how are the tunnel and the train lines going?) but for anything to make Victoria the place to be, he is a complete waste of time.

Let me however raise the issue of Hydroxychloroquine. Apparently it really does stop Covid-1984 in its tracks and there is plenty of evidence for its effectiveness. But if the choice is dead people or demonstrating that Donald Trump might have been right about something, well that’s how it’s going to be. This from Instapundit today.

SHUT UP,’ THEY EXPLAINED: Donald Trump Jr. Suspended from Twitter For Sharing Video on Hydroxychloroquine.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): Why is Twitter waging war on science? Hydroxychloroquine Is ‘the Key to Defeating COVID-19’, Says Yale Epidemiologist.

This is Dr Simone Gold discussing HCQ:

This is further discussion on AMERICAN DOCTORS ADDRESS COVID-19 MISINFORMATION WITH SCOTUS PRESS CONFERENCE which brings more to light.

Expertise is now becoming a very tarnished coin. Neither you nor I know the true answer to what will or will not work, but HCQ is absolutely ruled out while Victoria becomes the New York City of Australia (and I don’t mean that nicely). BTW did you see Dr Fauci at the baseball yesterday without a mask? I’ll bet he knows plenty about how dangerous CV-84 is that he never says in public.