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Old 28th June 2020, 03:27 PM   #113
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
I wish people would quit comparing this virus to influenza when it comes to continually needing annual vaccinations.

Vaccines may only provide time limited protection, but it won't be because the virus mutates to become immune to the vaccine. It's not likely.
Well, itís kinda hard to compare it to other coronavirus vaccines, isnít it? And the current evidence of a limited time frame for the life of the antibodies makes it unreasonable to compare it to any long lasting vaccine. Influenza vaccines do seem to be the most similar to what can be expected from a COVID-19 vaccine.

And if I was mistaken about mutations then I rescind that comment. It was not important to my main point.
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