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Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

Unity

Living in Ikoria
Staff member
Since everyone around here loves vaccine discussions, I thought I'd share this story. Interesting development in regards to the Ebola problem in Africa.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/20...al-proves-100-successful-in-guinea?CMP=twt_gu

A vaccine against Ebola has been shown to be 100% successful in trials conducted during the outbreak in Guinea and is likely to bring the west African epidemic to an end, experts say.

The results of the trials involving 4,000 people are remarkable because of the unprecedented speed with which the development of the vaccine and the testing were carried out.

Scientists, doctors, donors and drug companies collaborated to race the vaccine through a process that usually takes more than a decade in just 12 months.

“Having seen the devastating effects of Ebola on communities and even whole countries with my own eyes, I am very encouraged by today’s news,” said Børge Brende, the foreign minister of Norway, which helped fund the trial.

“This new vaccine, if the results hold up, may be the silver bullet against Ebola, helping to bring the current outbreak to zero and to control future outbreaks of this kind. I would like to thank all partners who have contributed to achieve this sensational result, due to an extraordinary and rapid collaborative effort,” he said on Friday.

There have been a total of 27,748 cases of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone up to 26 July, with 11,279 reported deaths, although the outcome of many cases is unknown and the toll will be significantly higher. In the week ending 26 July, there were just four new cases in Guinea and three in Sierra Leone.

Because of the diminishing number of Ebola cases in west Africa and the shifting nature of the epidemic, with many sudden small outbreaks occurring across the region, researchers hit on a novel design for the trial.

The “gold standard” approach would be to take a population at risk of Ebola and vaccinate half of them while giving the other half a placebo. Instead, the researchers used a “ring” design, similar to that which helped prove the smallpox vaccine worked in the 1970s.

When Ebola flared up in a village, researchers vaccinated all the contacts of the sick person who were willing – the family, friends and neighbours – and their immediate contacts. Children, adolescents and pregnant women were excluded because of an absence of safety data for them. In practice about 50% of people in these clusters were vaccinated.
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
V.I.P.
I think this is great. However the anti-vaxxers will probably say its going to give them all autism or we are really sterilizing them.
 

Rapier

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
I think this is great. However the anti-vaxxers will probably say its going to give them all autism or we are really sterilizing them.
In the 1980s 1 in 10,000 children became autistic.

Today 1 in 50 children become autistic.
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
V.I.P.
In the 1980s 1 in 10,000 children became autistic.

Today 1 in 50 children become autistic.
That's because they have become much better at diagnosing it.

Lets say for the sake of argument that there are more people than ever that are autistic. I think they need to look at another cause besides vaccinations. Maybe our polluted oceans that's making life there unhealthy.
 

Rapier

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
That's because they have become much better at diagnosing it.

Lets say for the sake of argument that there are more people than ever that are autistic. I think they need to look at another cause besides vaccinations. Maybe our polluted oceans that's making life there unhealthy.
Incredible. The ocean? Worldwide? In just 35 years?

From the CDC site.

Communication
Each person with ASD has different communication skills. Some people can speak well. Others can’t speak at all or only very little. About 40% of children with an ASD do not talk at all. About 25%–30% of children with ASD have some words at 12 to 18 months of age and then lose them.1 Others might speak, but not until later in childhood.

Examples of communication issues related to ASD:

  • Delayed speech and language skills
  • Repeats words or phrases over and over (echolalia)
  • Reverses pronouns (e.g., says "you" instead of "I")
  • Gives unrelated answers to questions
  • Does not point or respond to pointing
  • Uses few or no gestures (e.g., does not wave goodbye)
  • Talks in a flat, robot-like, or sing-song voice
  • Does not pretend in play (e.g., does not pretend to "feed" a doll)
  • Does not understand jokes, sarcasm, or teasing
 

The_Chameleon

Grandmaster
Hmm..
Vaccine... Side effects: Increased risk of autism in children.
Ebola... Side effects: Organs dissolving while you die painfully.

Hmmm.... Think if I was in a high risk area for Ebola I might go for the vaccine.



- Cham
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
V.I.P.
Incredible. The ocean? Worldwide? In just 35 years?

From the CDC site.

Communication
Each person with ASD has different communication skills. Some people can speak well. Others can’t speak at all or only very little. About 40% of children with an ASD do not talk at all. About 25%–30% of children with ASD have some words at 12 to 18 months of age and then lose them.1 Others might speak, but not until later in childhood.

Examples of communication issues related to ASD:

  • Delayed speech and language skills
  • Repeats words or phrases over and over (echolalia)
  • Reverses pronouns (e.g., says "you" instead of "I")
  • Gives unrelated answers to questions
  • Does not point or respond to pointing
  • Uses few or no gestures (e.g., does not wave goodbye)
  • Talks in a flat, robot-like, or sing-song voice
  • Does not pretend in play (e.g., does not pretend to "feed" a doll)
  • Does not understand jokes, sarcasm, or teasing
That was just one example. I didn't intend for it to be looked at as the possibly only cause.

I think we pretty much established what the symptoms of autism are.

If you are going to post from a site a link to it would be nice or otherwise someone might think this is something you made up.
 

Rapier

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
That was just one example. I didn't intend for it to be looked at as the possibly only cause.

I think we pretty much established what the symptoms of autism are.

If you are going to post from a site a link to it would be nice or otherwise someone might think this is something you made up.
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/signs.html
It got truncated.
 

Millz

Better Call Saul
Staff member
V.I.P.
This is awesome news...hopefully we'll be able to use this to save some lives in the future and we can make ebola a nonissue moving forward.

Hmm..
Vaccine... Side effects: Increased risk of autism in children.
Ebola... Side effects: Organs dissolving while you die painfully.

Hmmm.... Think if I was in a high risk area for Ebola I might go for the vaccine.



- Cham
lol exactly. Die or increase the risk of autism in children...

I'll take the autism, thanks
 

Rapier

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
This is asinine autism or death segment. S
This is awesome news...hopefully we'll be able to use this to save some lives in the future and we can make ebola a nonissue moving forward.



lol exactly. Die or increase the risk of autism in children...

I'll take the autism, thanks
How would you know?
 
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