Covid-19 Vaccine Trial, Pfizer

I joined the fight against Covid-19 this week.

On Tuesday, Sept 1st, Pfizer’s testing group, Ventavia, injected me with a test substance in the Phase 3 trial for their Covid-19 vaccine. There was a pretty thorough screening process of current conditions, medications, and an initial blood draw for baseline data, before the injection. After about 5 minutes, I started feeling dizzy, and 10 minutes later that feeling was gone. About 6 hours later, my shoulder developed a noticeable ache, just like you get after a Tetanus or Flu vaccine. The ache went away in 2 days.

On Sept 24th, they will give me another dose. 7 days later there is a 2nd blood draw, and they will assay the blood for IgG and IgM antibodies. In Phase 2, there were about 260 subjects, 18-45 years old. This vaccine evoked a 3.5X count of antibodies as compared to the counts measured in patients who survived the natural disease process. In Phase 3, Pfizer is hoping to see a 1.5-1.8X antibody count in the At Risk Group (55-85 year old) test subjects totalling more than 30,000. This is the biggest clinical trial on record for Pfizer.

I’ve been prohibited from taking Hydroxychloroquine and any other vaccines (Flu, Shingles, etc…) until after Oct 22nd. They gave me a Covid-19 self test kit, with the instruction that if I develop any Cold or Flu symptoms, I am to use the kit and ship the sample to Pfizer. In this event, I can quit the trial and seek medical care from my personal Physician.

On Oct 22nd, the FDA Advisory Committee will meet to review Vaccine Trials and results to date. Currently, the US Govt. has allocated the manufacture of several of these vaccine candidates before approval by the FDA, under the Operation Warp Speed program. On the date of approval, there will be millions of doses of vaccine released and shipped.

We are going to end this nightmare, Go America!


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wow cool man!

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Thank you for such a detailed description. I’ve read about it, but it feels way more real when a real person reports it.

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Good luck. We’re all counting on you. :slight_smile:

I was so hoping our Science Committee was developing one, but this is good too. :-). Thanks for the report and for volunteering.

Thanks!

I honestly think we have enough Bio/Chem talent to take a stab at the Spike Proteins, but the powers-that-be would absolutely freak out. And then there is the problem of containment, WVI did a bang up job with that! :bat: :bat: :bat:

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The Study sponsored by AstraZeneca & Oxford University has been halted. A participant in the UK has experienced a very adverse reaction, so it must be investigated before resuming.

AstraZeneca & Oxford had pushed a chimp based virus for a vaccine.

The vaccine I took was an mRNA based vaccine. Instead of introducing a virus, the BionTech vaccine uses a messenger RNA to send instructions to your DNA about how to kill the virus. This is Next Gen Stuff.

My confidence is still high. I think that BionTech has the tech, and really knows what to do. Moderna is probably close, they know what it takes also, Both are mRNA based.

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Did you research and choose which trial to be in? Or was it more of what was being offered in the area?

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I did some research, it’s all about the process.

I have to tell you, I had a moment of doubt. When they first gave me the vaccine, after 5 minutes I got dizzy. I thought, “What have I done”, then it cleared in about 10 minutes.

That was the messenger RNA (a very small amount, only 30ug) infusing my DNA and setting up my immune response.

This really is the future of Biotech, it is both exciting and exhilarating. I love being a part of it.

Now, where can I find some brains, I really have a craving for some brains…

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There are several John Ringo books that start this way…

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