India’s Covid-19 vaccination: Do you feel lucky?

In “Dirty Harry”, Clint Eastwood playing Dirty Harry asks a criminal, “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do you, punk?”

Indians going for vaccination should be asking themselves: “Do I feel [email protected]

India is due to start its Covid vaccination drive tomorrow, with priority given to about 30m healthcare and frontline workers.

The country’s drugs regulator has allowed the use of two vaccines. One developed by AstraZeneca with Oxford University (Covishield) and one by Indian firm Bharat Biotech (Covaxin).

Indians going for vaccination should be asking themselves, “Do I feel lucky”, because they might get Covaxin, not Covishield. The British have approved Covishield, but no-one else in the world has approved the use of Covaxin.

Even India’s “approval” of Covaxin is not really an approval: its subject to caveats to protect the regulator and Modi’s govt.

The regulator said the vaccine had been approved for “restricted use in emergency situation in public interest as an abundant precaution, in clinical trial mode, especially in the context of infection by mutant strains”. Weasel words, mealy mouthily words to avoid saying that Covaxin is safe i.e passed phase 3 tests.

Hence, Experts raised concerns over India’s emergency approval of Covaxin before the completion of trials.

Health watchdog All India Drug Action Network said there were “intense concerns arising from the absence of the efficacy data” as well as a lack of transparency that would “raise more questions than answers and likely will not reinforce faith in our scientific decision making bodies”.

India’s Drugs Controller General, VG Somani, insisted Covaxin was “safe and provides a robust immune response”.

“The vaccines are 100% safe,” he said, adding that side effects such as “mild fever, pain and allergy are common for every vaccine”.



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12 Responses to “India’s Covid-19 vaccination: Do you feel lucky?”

  • Again I say, for the sake of your own health, the C19 vaccine is still in its early stage, so those with existing illness SHOULD NOT rush to take it until at least many many moons later. The side-effects can be more fatal than the existing illness itself.

    If you are really ‘dying’ to take the vaccine, double-check and triple-check with medical specialist and then double-check and triple-check again and then double-check and triple-check with another group of specialist again before taking the shot.

    IF the vaccine is so safe as the meds companies claim, why are the suppliers asking for immunity as one of the conditions for supplying it to countries? Think!

    MSM claims LEEders have taken it, a small temp busstop already got photoshoot liao, how cum so biggy an event no live TV, not photoshoot one? Think!

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  • Rushed Vaccines:

    Rushing to Rushed Vaccines is like rushing into sixfoot underground as there is a no-no guarantee by the makers and suppliers who conveniently indemnify themselves against any liability for causing harm to health and/or loss of life.

    These Rushed Vaccines need to be proved very, very safe.
    It would take at least a year to gain people’s confidence.

    No one can act as a Vaccine Ambassador to promote any particular brand, be it a grand brand.

    Is this all about making quick big monies and surging the stock markets ruled by illuminatics?

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  • Danarybull:

    Now, there is a problem in future.

    Arrivals from abroad who have been vaccinated with Covaxin, should they be accorded with same treatment as those who have been given other vaccines developed in due process?

    This tiny isle has plenty of interaction with the huge country which is not very distant away, the problem surely is not of small magnitude.

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  • Soccerbetting2ĺ:

    Reported on Straits Times :Quote -”Year-old baby girl among new Covid-19 cases in Singapore
    The baby is a short-term visit pass holder who was asymptomatic and tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

    The baby is a short-term visit pass holder who was asymptomatic and tested positive for the virus on Sunday. PHOTO: ST FILE

    Wong Shiying
    PUBLISHEDJAN 12, 2021, 12:00 AM SGT
    SINGAPORE – A one-year-old baby and a two-year-old toddler who arrived from India were among the 22 new coronavirus cases confirmed on Monday (Jan 11).

    Both girls, the baby is a short-term visit pass holder while the toddler is a dependant’s pass holder.

    They were asymptomatic and tested positive for the virus on Sunday…..”Unquote .

    Response : Recently news reported of a 6 year Indian b***t with corona virus come to Singapore if I remember the age correctly .Now ,one year and two year old Indian corona virus b***t come to Singapore again ? Why still allow the Indian corona virus beasts to keep coming to Singapore to infect us ? Pui!

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  • Which one?:

    Are we citizens getting the china one or the india one?
    Both oso i dont want..

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  • xoxo:

    But in SINkiaPOOR,it’s *EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE*,Clint happened to star in that pic.

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  • bgkl:

    Latest news is Sinovac’s commie vaccine is 50.38% effective in late-stage trials in Brazil. Given that you can’t say ‘no’ to whichever vaccine that is assigned to you, how will our covid response council explain the suay ones got the short end of the stick?

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  • Python 5:

    their vaccine should completely exterminate their kind. including those in singapore and the PAP also.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on Straits Times :Quote -”SINGAPORE – A coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech will have to go through regulatory scrutiny and authorisation by Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) before it can be rolled out to the public, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Wednesday (Jan 13).

    This update follows the release of data on a Brazilian trial on Tuesday, which showed that the Sinovac vaccine was just 50.4 per cent effective at preventing symptomatic infections. This barely meets the threshold for regulatory approval and is well below the rate announced last week.

    The Sinovac vaccine has yet to be approved, Mr Gan told reporters on Wednesday, after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the only authorised one in Singapore.

    The HSA will assess the data when it is in, and the nation’s Covid-19 expert committee will also evaluate if it is suitable for vaccination in Singapore, Mr Gan explained.

    “We will share more details when it’s available,” he added.

    Another vaccine candidate, developed by United States firm Moderna, has also submitted its data and is currently being reviewed by the HSA, said Education Minister Lawrence Wong, who also took his first shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday.

    “If and when the Moderna vaccine is authorised for use, then we will also use it for the vaccination programme,” said Mr Wong, who co-chairs Singapore’s Covid-19 multi-ministry task force with Mr Gan.

    Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are mRNA vaccines and have similar efficacy rates of around 95 per cent. mRNA is a genetic material that cells read to make proteins.

    Sinovac’s vaccine will be carefully reviewed before possible roll-out in S’pore | THE BIG STORY

    “I would think between the two, it’s quite straightforward. Either one will do,” Mr Wong said.

    The Sinovac vaccine is an inactivated vaccine, a platform that has been used in many other shots, such as the polio vaccine.

    “But we still need to look at the data, we still need to see if it’s more efficacious – for example for specific sub-segments, we don’t know yet,” Mr Wong added, stressing that a detailed and comprehensive review will need to be done.

    Minister Lawrence Wong speaking about the Sinovac vaccine

    He urged the public to come forward to get vaccinated, instead of waiting for a specific brand of vaccine to be authorised, something which may or may not materialise….”Unquote .

    Response : “Mr Gan told reporters on Wednesday, after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the only authorised one in Singapore.”

    Mr Gan Kim Yong receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine .So should the rest of us receive the cheaper lousier grade Sinovac vaccine instead of Pfizer ? Be fair and give everybody Pfizer ! Don’t give the Indian grade b***t vaccine !

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  • Harder Truths:

    Latest news is Sinovac’s commie vaccine is 50.38% effective in late-stage trials in Brazil. Given that you can’t say ‘no’ to whichever vaccine that is assigned to you, how will our covid response council explain the suay ones got the short end of the stick?

    I am re-posting this from another article

    Not related to this (bullshit) TKL article but important news

    The Sinopharm’s (made-by-CCP) vaccine has many problems.


    Tao Lina, a vaccine expert from Shanghai, analyzed the vaccine’s instruction manual and found numerous issues with it. Tao found that there are a total of 73 local/systemic conditions listed in the “adverse reactions” column, and called it the “most unsafe vaccine in the world.”

    Best part of the article

    “Moreover, the (CCP) State Council noted that the vaccine will only remain effective against the virus for a period of six months from inoculation.”

    What a joke. Maybe sold on Alibaba also for $2

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  • Lucky Draw:

    Clearly, Lawlence Wrong feels Lucky. They Bang on one side of the coin.

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    The Brahmins can AFFORD a Choice…the Lower ones??? no choice lah!!! Tikam Tikam leh!!!…Lie Con You & Kissinger with Gates will celebrate DePopulation day when Inoculation starts in India

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