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The OH SH*T! Moment for Covid Mutations/Variants
(02-06-2021, 11:56 PM)Snorlax94 Wrote:

Oxford/AstraZeneca jab fails to prevent mild and moderate Covid from S African strain, study shows

Impact on hospitalisations and deaths caused by variant not yet determined, according to preliminary findings

The Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine does not appear to offer protection against mild and moderate disease caused by the viral variant first identified in South Africa, according to a study due to be published on Monday. Although none of the more than 2,000 mainly healthy and young patients in the study died or was hospitalised, the findings, which have not yet been peer reviewed, could complicate the race to roll out vaccines as new strains emerge. In both the human trials and tests on the blood of those vaccinated, the jab showed significantly reduced efficacy against the 501Y.V2 viral variant, which is dominant in South Africa, according to the randomised, double-blind study seen by the Financial Times.

“A two-dose regimen of [the vaccine] did not show protection against mild-moderate Covid-19 due to [the South African variant]”, the study says, adding that efficacy against severe Covid-19, hospitalisations and deaths was not yet determined.

Oh Sh*t indeed. I find it extremely offensive that the strains are labeled South African and UK. Prejudice and xenophobia, here we come. . . .

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RE: The OH SH*T! Moment for Covid Mutations/Variants - by cardcrimson - 02-10-2021, 10:14 AM

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