Just had my second AZ vaccination for COVID. Had my first on 5 August - the 3 month wait seems really long compared to the 3 weeks for Pfizer.
But I presume that in 6 month's time, I'll be getting a Pfizer or Moderna booster.
On the topic of COVID more generally, my early observation that that no one understands yet properly why the waves of infection come and go still seems accurate.
Seems to me no one knows why Sydney and Florida numbers dropped away so rapidly, while Melbourne continues to struggle. Singapore is having its own problems with getting back to "normal":
Singapore is looking into an "unusual surge" of 5,324 new infections of COVID-19, the city-state's health ministry said, its highest such figure since the beginning of the pandemic, as beds in intensive care units fill up.
Ten new deaths on Wednesday carried the toll to 349, after 3,277 infections the previous day, while the ICU utilisation rate is nearing 80%, despite a population that is 84% fully vaccinated, with 14% receiving booster doses.
Russia and Eastern Europe are having big problems, but with low vaccination rates, at least it is more understandable:
Russia on Monday reported 37,930 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, its highest in a single day since the start of the pandemic, as well as 1,069 deaths related to the virus. read more
Frustrated by the slow take-up of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine by its own population, authorities are introducing stricter measures this week to try to curb the spread of the pandemic.
I predict: there will be more somewhat puzzling rises and falls in COVID numbers in pretty fully vaccinated locations.