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Old 03-25-2020, 08:41   #16
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Does anyone know if a malaria shot was administered by the Army for Vietnam or SWA. And if so, how or what symbol would be posted in your Mil/yellow book.

The question relates to the profile Dr. Spencer correlated between effectiveness and COVID-19

Top 40 Malaria countries: 212 malaria = 0.2 COVID-19;
Next 40 Malaria countries: 7.3 malaria = 10.1 COVID-19
Remaining (81-234) countries: 0.00 malaria = 68.7 COVID-19
Again, the units are Malaria cases per thousand "population at risk", and COVID-19 cases per million total population.
In all my years of data analysis I have never seen such a stark and strong relationship: Countries with malaria basically have no COVID-19 cases (at least not yet).

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2020/0...irus-covid-19/
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:59   #17
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I don't remember getting a Malaria shot. We took Chloroquin-primaquin every Monday.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:08   #18
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I don't remember that, but would a malaria shot protect you for years?
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:18   #19
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I don't remember that, but would a malaria shot protect you for years?
No. No known lasting benefits from medication.

Also malaria isn’t a disease you get once and done.

I don’t ever remember an injectable malaria prophylaxis or at least not in the late 80s & 90s

It is interesting find above but I don’t know the correlation. COVID-19 is unlikely to be found in areas with current malaria or Dengue outbreaks because of warmer conditions.

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Old 03-25-2020, 09:27   #20
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Thank you all. Of some interest is the wealth of topic and info related to that search button!!!!
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:27   #21
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Does anyone know if a malaria shot was administered by the Army for Vietnam or SWA. And if so, how or what symbol would be posted in your Mil/yellow book.
The only shot I remember was the PITA Gamma-Globulin shots. Which I think was 500CC in each cheek, chilled to -20C, prior to deployment, at least that what they felt like

BUT here is my shot record, it may have data a doctor can read :]

While in-country we took pills weekly?? Chemoprophylaxis (chloroquine phosphate, 500 mg and primaquine phosphate, 79 mg) ??
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:34   #22
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In all my years of data analysis I have never seen such a stark and strong relationship: Countries with malaria basically have no COVID-19 cases (at least not yet).
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Could it be the common use of Malarone as a preventative??
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Well JJ it looks like you were triply protected against Small Pox and Yellow Fever but I have no idea what the other shots you have.

In comparison my latest shot record looks like a medical list of the top fifty immunizations some given two, three and more times over ten plus years.
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Well JJ it looks like you were triply protected against Small Pox and Yellow Fever but I have no idea what the other shots you have.

In comparison my latest shot record looks like a medical list of the top fifty immunizations some given two, three and more times over ten plus years.
Medical advances??

As my mom use to tell the story.
When she graduated from nursing school as an RN, 1941.
On the final test, she had to list ALL the currently use medicines in the USA.

There were 11 and one was a poultice made with pine tree tar/sap

As to my redundant shots? I may have been volunteered for an 18D (91C) assembly line class
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:16   #25
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I've still got my shot record somewhere but wouldn't know what to look for. The only 'real' shots I got were at basic and the Oakland transfer base. The rest were just rubber stamped until I got out. Then they gave me a flu shot and my first winter as a civilian I got the only case of flu that I've ever had in my life . . . and I thought I was going to die!. Never had a flu shot since. And never sick.

ETA: I do remember the 'weekly' pills but after a couple of weeks no one really took them. Our mosquitoes were so big you could hear them on short-final and duck out of the way.
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