A Rose By Any Other Name


Last night/this morning.

Health Canada has authorized brand name changes for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will now be named Comirnaty, the Moderna vaccine will be named Spikevax, and the AstraZeneca vaccine will be named Vaxzevria.

These are only name changes. There are no changes to the vaccines themselves.

Health Canada authorizes new names for COVID-19 vaccines (CTV)



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18 thoughts on “A Rose By Any Other Name

  1. Nicelives

    I thought Pfizer-BionTech was being referred to as Comirnaty months ago, at least it was in the vaccine literature being given out at the vaccine centres in Ireland… or is this story just related to Canada?

    1. alickdouglas

      I’m uncertain whether it’s a ‘rule’ or a ‘recomendation’, but vaccines under EUA (or similar) typically don’t have brand names on the primary or secondary pack, nor have branding, beyond the manufacturer’s logo. Selecting a brand name is a bit of a palaver, there are lots of rules, and it’s adjudicated on somewhat independently. Used to be that you could not mention the disease the product was targeting, but that seems to have changed. The companies nevertheless usually have a branding exercise early on and pay up on the TM fees to ensure that the brand name is reserved. Hence ‘Comirnaty’ and ‘Spievax’ (honestly, what were they thinking?) have been known for a while: Pfizer have had Comirnaty on the SmPC in Europe for some time (certainly since Feb 2021, I think earlier).

  2. K. Cavan

    Yeah, y’know if they just had more appealing names, I’d be down to the jab-hut tomorrow.
    Manvax, Ladyvax, Babyvax, these might appeal to different sectors of “the market” but it’s good to have different brands, a bit of “choice”, a bit of wriggle-room when the bodies start to pile up, though obviously, the Gates Plan assumes a slow, steady flow, so as not to spook the herd down in lairage (it’s the area where animals are kept before slaughter).
    It’s mostly about shortening life expectancy, anyway, since knocking a decade off 1,000 people’s lives is easier to pass off than 125 immediate deaths, right?
    In a few decades, when the apps broadcast the message “It’s time for Weekly Jabulation, Group A”, folks can engage in a little tooing & froing about which brand they’ve chosen & why. Go team Fizer! (they’ll dumb down the spelling, for sure).
    As they’re robotically jabbed, people might ask one another “what are these injections for, anyway?” & a bugman devotee, a little plastic syringe around his neck, will lean across from the line opposite, smile benignly & say “we’re saving the planet, all hail the planet”, “all hail the planet” respond those within earshot, grumblingly, some merely mouthing the words for the benefit of the AI Safety Cameras.
    It’ll be a Dystopian Nighmare but at least George Soros will be dead. Or a head in a jar.

  3. M

    Apparently, Comirnaty means End of Days in Gematria – SpikeVax means Intent to Deceive and Vaxzevria means Gullible Fools.

    I made one of those up.

    1. M

      Relative Risk Reduction (RRR).

      Absolute Risk Reduction (ARR) = 1%.

      Leaving aside all the ‘excluded’ symptomatic ‘not tested’.

  4. Andy D

    These names are the authorised names for the vaccines since approval in the EU.
    If you didn’t even know those names it just shows how little you actually knew about the vaccines at a very basic level.
    Really showing your ignorance here, though I know you’ll delete the post or content rather than concede another revealing mistake.

    People who claim to have done their “research” on vaccines who haven’t even done a cursory google, that’s your target, Bodger.
    Ignorance spurring on ignorance.

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