The overall effectiveness of the corona vaccines has been a spiny subject for a while now, and the debate continues.
It’s been just revealed that the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines has not dropped much yet for most vaccinated Americans, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine advisers were told Monday.
CDC discusses booster vaccines
According to the latest reports provided by CNN, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met Monday to discuss the potential eventual need for booster doses of coronavirus vaccine – it’s also been revealed that they did not vote.
The White House has said it’s planning to offer booster doses at the end of September, but on the other hand, it’s worth noting that it’s up to the US Food and Drug Administration and the CDC to decide on this.
CNN pointed out the fact that in the data that goes through July, the vaccines still appear to offer strong protection, the CDC’s Dr. Sara Oliver told ACIP Monday.
“Since the introduction of the Delta variant, VE against infection ranges from 39 to 84%. VE against hospitalization, though, remains high from 75% to 95%.”
This is what Oliver said, citing global data. He added the following:
“Regardless of the vaccine evaluated, all vaccines remain effective in preventing hospitalization and severe disease. But they may be less effective in preventing infection and mild illness recently. These reasons for lower effectiveness likely include both waning over time and the Delta variant.”
Vaccines and protection
Not too long ago, we were revealing that CNN noted that the vaccines are protecting more than half of the US population from the current strains.
If too few people are getting vaccinated, the virus will be allowed to continue to spread, dr Anthony Fauci said.
“Then all of us who are protected against delta may not be protected against zaida (zeta),” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said in a Q&A with USA Today.