The coronavirus vaccines have been deployed all over the world for a few months now, and they are still surrounded by massive controversies due to their side effects for some patients.
It’s been also reported that there are some crazy data about unvaccinated people and covid 19 out.
On the other hand, important news about the treatment that the FDA just approved is out.
Booster shots for coronavirus to become a reality
It’s been just revealed that there is a pending discussion about booster shots for coronavirus that has been gaining more and more popularity these days.
Case counts are still rising, and new variants are emerging.
“Right now, as we continue to develop more variants internationally and they come our way, it looks like boosters are going to become a reality.”
This is what Dr. Manish Garg, an emergency medicine physician and co-founder of the World Academic Council of Emergency Medicine, said on Yahoo Finance Live.
The same publication noted that the three vaccines available in the U.S. from Pfizer (PFE), Moderna (MRNA), and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) have shown to be effective against the most dominant COVID strain — the Delta variant.
On the other hand, it’s important to note the fact that the vaccines’ efficacy rates are weakened when facing the variant, and overall efficacy will naturally wane over time.
Booster shots to fill in the gaps of current vaccines
Both Pfizer and Moderna have stated that their companies were in the process of developing booster shots that would fill in any gaps that are present in the current vaccines.
“I would say that boosters are going to be necessary for those that are the most vulnerable, so those who are either immune suppressed or immunocompromised, and I think that’s where we’re going to see this eventually go,” Garg said.
“Right now, we know that if you’ve been vaccinated with any of the vaccines that are currently available in the U.S. — so the Pfizer, the Moderna, the J&J — you are going to be protected from the worst possible outcome, which is the intubation, ICU admit, death, and I think that’s the key point here.”
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