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COVID-19 vaccination, family 

So my moms (both <65 and in priority-2-jobs in Baden-Wurttemberg) could both get an AstraZeneca shot now. But at least one of them doesn't want it (the other didn't say) because she heard »the Biontech vaccine is the good stuff, the AstraZeneca one is second-class« and now feels she's being treated like second-class by state politics -- mainly because she always felt misrepresented by politics.

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COVID-19 vaccination, family 

What intrigues me about this, though, is where this idea of »AstraZeneca is a second-class vaccine« comes from. I assume some media perpetuated it to get some clicks.

My impression is that this idea has spread through the population quite rapidly -- like a virus. Maybe it would be wise to counteract such ideas like viruses: Trace where it originated and contain every medium that spreads it.

COVID-19 vaccination, family 

@Xjs It's very effective *now*, but a largely AZ-vaccinated population presents a large selection advantage to the Soufrican variant, to the point that it will become the dominant variant in circulation very quickly. At that point, it becomes a second-class vaccine, due to its lower protective effect.

COVID-19 vaccination, family 

@BioHackerBI Yep, but ... my mom is facing the choice of taking the free AZ shot now vs. not taking a shot at all (like many Germans), and she chooses not taking anything. Meanwhile, vanilla and B117 are at large in Germany, as far as I'm aware, against both of which the AZ vaccine appears to protect quite well.

COVID-19 vaccination, family 

@Xjs It's basically a gamble. If you wait a bit, you might get the good mRNA juice, you might get nothing.

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