You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver
- Apr 3, 2020
Sinovac's okay. On headline measures, the effectiveness is very low - in fact had it been just a few percent lower from trials it may have been refused approval. However, that is effectiveness against symptoms of any sort. If we use arguably more important criteria of preventing hospitalisation and death, it's pretty much as good as the others so ultimately it does the job. Thus although Sinovac would be last on my list if I had a free choice of any covid-19 vaccine, I'd also be satisfied if it were the only one available to me.I was really expecting to be vaccinated next year, but I was able to get my first dose. Sinovac, not the greatest option out there obviously, but I'll take what I can get. Our family's Moderna doses were delayed by a whole half year, which is the length of the time they say is needed before you can get another vaccine, so I guess it all worked out in the end.
It is sad though that the only reason my family and I could get vaccinated was because of people's huge vaccine hesitancy over here. Our local government basically said "Fuck the priority system" and just started giving shots to anyone who showed up, because that's how many doses we have just lying around. It's about 40% distrust in Chinese made vaccines, 60% distrust in vaccines in general. Hoooo boy did the current administration completely fuck our healthcare.
Vaccine hesitancy makes me sad.