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Alpha to Delta, vaccine efficacy

(image from this article) Generally, the vaccines work well against the different variants of SARS-CoV-2, even though the Israeli data seem bad. It may be an outlier. The Alpha/British variant is generally covered very well, while the Delta/Indian isn’t quite as … Continue reading

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Flu vaccines may not be as effective as we thought

Every year I get the current vaccine against influenza; the risk is extremely low, the discomfort is very low and I really hate having 2 weeks of fever. Yes, for some people influenza is nothing but not for me. But … Continue reading

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And this is why you shouldn’t vaccinate 12-year-olds

With my impeccable timing in place, I’ll get to the follow-up to my previous argument for vaccinating 12-year-olds. I’m not doing this to be a contrarian but because I think it is hugely important that each and every one of … Continue reading

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Why vaccinate 12-year-olds?

USA and UK has approved vaccinations against COVID-19 in those aged 12 and above, but why would we vaccinate teenagers against COVID-19? There are few benefits for 12-year-olds; they rarely get ill, especially not seriously ill and there’s a good … Continue reading

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Shot numero uno

Pfizer.

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Homeopathic vaccines

This is impressively stupid but at the same time there is a good thing as well. A German pharmacy offered a homeopathic version of the Pfizer vaccine: Wir haben Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19-Vaccine in potenzierter Form bis D30 als Globuli oder Dilution … Continue reading

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Effect of innovation under pressure

On April 30th, 2020, The New York Times published an interactive graph simulating how long it would take to develop and begin distribution of a vaccine against COVID-19: We obviously know that this was wrong and it’s a great example … Continue reading

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Det er dybt uansvarligt

Det er efter min opfattelse dybt uansvarligt at man er stoppet med AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccinen mod COVID-19. Det er også min opfattelse at det er en politisk beslutning fremfor en lægefaglig beslutning og at myndighederne skjuler deres ansvar bag en facade … Continue reading

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Medicine and sex

It has long ago been established that medicine works differently on male and female persons – this is not discrimination but biological fact. We also know that immune responses are different in male and female persons. If – and it … Continue reading

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Quick thoughts about national security, Germany, and Russia

I believe that a nation needs to be self-reliant in order to be secure. I acknowledge that “nation” can be a larger group, like the EU, provided that group can be trusted to act correctly and in unison. Sometimes “nation” … Continue reading

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