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Vaccines against Omicron still effective, said WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan

WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan gave his statement on the vaccine

New Delhi:

The new variant of Corona found in South Africa has worried the world. In India too, caution is being taken. At the same time, the work of vaccination to protect against corona is in full swing. Meanwhile, WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan has said that it appears that vaccines are still proving effective. Swaminathan said in a tweet on Wednesday, “As expected, T cell immunity is better against Omicron. This will protect us from serious illness. Please get vaccinated.

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Swaminathan said at a WHO press briefing on Wednesday that the vaccine’s effectiveness varies slightly between the two vaccines, although most vaccines on all WHO’s emergency-listed list have a high rate of protection and the vaccine is at least a delta variant-like severe disease. saves from death

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He said that biological factors also decide the effectiveness of a vaccine. These include age and diseases. The numbers we are seeing around the world today are enormous. Because these infections are happening in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. However, it appears that the vaccines are still proving to be protective. The severity of the disease has not risen to new levels in many countries.

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