The World Health Organization states that the alternative Omicron of SARS-CoV-2, which causes disease COVID-19, Is it double infection. What makes it dangerous is that it has collected more than 50 mutations.
There are people who are very worried because they do not know if the vaccine they have received protects them from this new strain.
The studies that have been done show that all the vaccines that have been developed work, they do not prevent you from getting infected, but your health does not deteriorate to such a degree that you reach the hospital.
Vaccine efficacy against Omicron . variant
Their first analyzes to Pfizer’s indicate that the protective effect regresses significantly against the new variant, which is why a booster dose is needed.
According to a study by Discovery Health, South Africa’s largest private insurer, the vaccine from pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its partner BioNTech offers 33 percent protection against infection, but prevents hospitalization by 70 percent.
The UK Health Safety Agency conducted a study and the results indicate that the effectiveness of AstraZeneca is significantly reduced by the Omicron variant.
Bloomberg reports that Johnson & Johnson vaccine does not produce antibody protection; However, global director of research and development, Mathai Mamin, reports that they have already begun work on a more effective vaccine.
So far, Moderna has not released any official results. WHO still does not approve of Sputnik V vaccines; However, they have a high neutralizing activity against the Omicron variant, according to the analysis of the Gamaleya Institute in Russia.
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