- Aug 4, 2011
I don't believe it would delay the drug itself. These are still early results of ongoing trials that need to be finished regardless.Do you actually think they would delay it just for some insignificant influence in some election ? And yes, delaying publication of test results would delay the drug itself.
They did delay the results. We know they delayed it. They originally planned to announce with fewer infections, and then delayed until more occurred. They had to have told the people working with them "hey, we're holding out results until we get some more infections". This isn't an improbable event, it's nearly certain that happened. The only missing information is why.
My father is a pharmacist. He doesn't particularly expect to have access to this specific vaccine potentially ever, but if they do end up giving these vaccinations at the pharmacy, they will be scheduled in advance and the vaccine will be delivered on dry ice the day of vaccination, because they definitely do not have that freezer.I did a bit more reading on this, and there's a significant problem with the Pfizer virus.
Apparently as a novel mRNA-based vaccine, it needs to be stored exceptionally cold. Like, -80C freezer cold. It's fair to say that an awful lot of surgeries won't have one, as they cost about ten times what a conventional -20C freezer does (and with considerably higher running costs). This makes it significantly harder to roll out, verging on all but useless in countries with less developed health systems.
It should get some decent use particularly early on whilst there are so few options, but in the long run we might be using other ones for mass vaccination.
It doesn't change the truth of things. It might change the lies. The lies told about Donald Trump live larger in the minds of Biden voters than the truth does.And if the vaccine announcement could have been a few days earlier or even a month earlier, how does that change how bad Trump did with regards to the pandemic? It's not like the vaccine was ready months ago and being stored until after the election just so Trump would lose.