Vaccines prevent 97% of infections from Indian variant, scientists say – fr

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Vaccines prevent 97% of infections from Indian variant, scientists say – fr


Coronavirus vaccines appear to be 97% effective against infection with the new Indian variant, it has been suggested.

Studies by laboratories in the UK and India have not recorded any deaths among the population vaccinated with the new strain – which has strengthened the case for the bites.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said today that of the 18 cases in hospitals in Bolton – Britain’s worst hot spot – only one person was fully vaccinated, although most were eligible.

Five other patients had received only their first stroke.

In India, a study of 3,235 healthcare workers who received the AstraZeneca vaccine found 85 symptomatic cases of Covid, only two of whom were hospitalized.

The study conducted at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi did not record any deaths or ICU admissions among vaccinated patients.

Coronavirus vaccines appear to be 97% effective against infection with the new Indian variant which has struck areas of England such as Bolton. Pictured: Thousands of queues at Essa Academy for a jab

Thousands of residents lined up outside a mobile jab center on Saturday to get a shot after it emerged there were 4,000 available that were to be used the same day.

Dr Anupam Sibal, the group’s medical director, told the Telegraph: “Our study showed that 97.38% of people vaccinated were protected against infection and the hospitalization rate was only 0.06%. “

Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at the University of Oxford where another study is underway, said the data so far was “rather promising”.

“It appears that the Indian variant will be susceptible to the vaccine like the others,” he told Times Radio.

“The data looks pretty promising. I think the vaccinated population will be fine. And we just have to work our way through it.

Mr Hancock said early findings from the Oxford investigation showed the available innoculations were effective against the variant and would encourage people to accept the vaccine offer accordingly.

Appearing on Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday, he said: “There is new very early data from the University of Oxford, and I want to point out that this is from the labs, it is not clinical data, and it is is very early.

“But it gives us some degree of confidence that the vaccines will work against this Indian variant, but it is clearly more transmissible and has spread quickly in groups where there is a cluster.

“This means we can stay on track with our strategy of using the vaccine to deal with the pandemic and open up carefully and cautiously, but we have to be really, really vigilant about the spread of the disease. We are confident that the vaccine will be successful.

Mr Hancock however admitted that the Indian variant would likely become the dominant variant across the UK, having already hit areas such as Bolton and Blackburn in the northwest.

Thousands of residents lined up outside a mobile jab center on Saturday to get a shot after it emerged there were 4,000 available that were to be used the same day.

And the coronavirus “fight squads” continued to go door-to-door on Sunday, offering entire multigenerational vaccinations to households.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said today that of the 18 cases in hospitals in Bolton - Britain's worst hot spot - only one person was fully vaccinated, although most were eligible.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said today that of the 18 cases in hospitals in Bolton – Britain’s worst hot spot – only one person was fully vaccinated, although most were eligible.

Figures show that adoption of Pfizer or Astrazeneca vaccines in Bolton and Blackburn lags slightly behind the national average, but what is more worrying, the highest infection rates are also found in the highest wards. weak.

It comes as England is set to allow its most significant easing of restrictions today, with pubs, restaurants and cafes allowing patrons to sit inside, while museums , theaters and cinemas can welcome visitors again.

Experts, however, said that allowing the May 17 changes could “result in a substantial resurgence of hospitalizations”, which is “similar to or greater than previous peaks.”

Professor Susan Michie de Sage said the government should put the unlocking on hold, The Sunday Times reported.

“If we are tracking data and not dates, it’s surprising that the roadmap unfolds without adjustment,” said the University College London scholar.

“The opening of indoor reception centers has the potential to increase the transmission of Covid-19.

And Professor Kit Yates, a member of Sage’s independent expert panel, suggested that a fifteen-day delay would save the nation precious time to move the immunization program forward.

“The more people we can vaccinate, the safer we become,” he told The Observer.

“Even a few weeks at this point could make a huge difference to this seemingly more heritable variant. A break would also save us time to better understand the properties of the variant, which would allow us to better plan the sequel.

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