- Pfizer’s booster dose may offer stronger protection against Omicron variants
- Big disclosure about booster dose in study of Israeli explorers
- Two doses are not capable of protection, while the third dose can increase the protection up to 100 times
Which vaccine is most effective against the new variant of the corona virus, Omicron? At present, everyone is waiting for the answer to this question. In this episode, Israeli researchers have found that three doses of Pfizer and BioNTech Corona Vaccine are capable of protecting against Omicron variants. Sheba Medical Center and the Central Virology Lab of the Ministry of Health have conducted this study. For this, the researchers compared the blood of 20 people who had taken two doses of the vaccine 5-6 months ago with those who had received a booster dose about a month ago.
Gili Regev-Yochai, director of the infectious diseases unit in Sheba, reported that no protection was seen against Omicron in those who took the second dose 5-6 months ago, although they did have some degree of protection against Delta, reports DailyMail. Security observed. He said that the good news is that with a booster dose, it can increase by almost 100 times. Booster doses can give a significant protection against Omicron.
Israeli team did research on the real virus
Regev-Yochay said the booster dose is less effective in defending against Omicron than the delta variant. It has about four times less ability to neutralize Omicron as compared to Delta, he said. Earlier, Pfizer and BioNtech also claimed that their booster dose is effective in stopping the new variants. The Israeli team said that they have done research on the actual virus. While companies have worked on a ‘pseudovirus’ that was bio-engineered to have the hallmark mutation of Omicron.
Only two doses are not enough to protect against virus.
A research from South Africa raised everyone’s concern, which said that the Omicron variant could penetrate the safety of two doses. Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of public health services at Israel’s Department of Health, said people who took a booster dose were safer than those who took only two doses. He clearly said that just two doses are not enough for protection. Therefore, now the demand for booster dose is increasing continuously in many countries.
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