By Ron Howells • 05 October 2021 • 10:25
Pfizer boss says Omicron variant ‘unlikely to cause severe illness’.
Pfizer’s Covid jab has been shown to be 90% effective for longer than six months in a recent study.
A recent study has confirmed that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid jab is 90 per cent effective for a period of over six months. Protection against the deadly disease is still not wearing off even in some of the first people to get the vaccine earlier this year.
Dr Sara Tartof, from the Kaiser Permanente health insurer in the US, said: “Our study confirms that vaccines remain highly effective in preventing severe disease and hospitalisation.”
The medical firm and Pfizer studied real-world medical records from 3.4million people in California. The results revealed that 6.6 per cent of double-jabbed people who caught coronavirus between December and August – 12,130 out of 184,041 – ended up in hospital.
“If the objective of vaccination is to prevent illness and continued spread of infection, this suggests a need for boosters six months after the first vaccine course. This approach has already been adopted in the UK where the booster campaign is now underway,” said Professor Penny Ward, a medicine expert at King’s College London.
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AstraZeneca has requested emergency use authorisation from U.S. regulators for its new treatment to prevent COVID-19 for people who respond poorly to vaccines because of a weakened immune system.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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