The novel coronavirus’ spike protein plays additional key role in illness

LA JOLLA—Scientists have known for a while that SARS-CoV-2’s distinctive “spike” proteins help the virus infect its host by latching on to healthy cells. Now, a major new study shows that the virus spike proteins (which behave very differently than those safely encoded by vaccines) also play a key role in the disease itself.

The novel coronavirus’ spike protein plays additional key role in illness

People questioning the vaccines, are bringing up this study, but the authors claim that the spike proteins in the vaccines behave differently. I’m not claiming that they’re wrong to question the vaccines (I do, too) just pointing this out.

Science Magazine Report Praises China’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Science Magazine Report Praises China’s COVID-19 Vaccine

“If CNPG’s vaccine indeed prevented 86% of infections and 100% of symptomatic disease, it would stand out as the best efficacy data yet,” said the article.

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Great efficacy claimed for another COVID-19 vaccine, this one from China

UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention said the vaccine, which contains a chemically inactivated version of the pandemic coronavirus and is given in two doses, had 86% efficacy “against COVID-19 infection”—a phrase that puzzled outsiders, as other vaccines have mainly been assessed for their ability to prevent symptoms. The press release further states that the vaccine completely prevented moderate and severe cases of the disease and raised “no serious safety concerns.”