The Omicron covid variant has been all over the place this year, and now, news reveals that vaccines are inefficient without boosters.
Reuters.com notes the following:
“All three U.S.-authorized COVID-19 vaccines appear to be significantly less protective against the newly-detected Omicron variant of the coronavirus in laboratory testing, but a booster dose likely restores most of the protection, according to a study released on Tuesday.”
As you probably know by now, the covid shots have been in the spotlight a lot due to their efficiency-related analysis and their potential side effects – these two elements created massive controversies around the shots, and they are the reasons for which some people refused to get the jabs.
Pfizer vaccine and pill efficiency
According to the latest reports coming from the Reuters press agency, it’s been reported that Pfizer-BioNTech’s covid19 vaccine has been less effective in South Africa at keeping people infected with the virus out of hospital since the Omicron variant emerged last month.
This is what a real-world study published on Tuesday showed.
Pfizer has been making headlines all over the place during 2021 due to the vaccines that the company rolled out to fight the novel coronavirus and the terrible disease that it can trigger.
Pfizer also rolled out a more or less viable pill – this remains to be seen, and more studies are currently undergoing these days.
Not too long ago, we revealed that CNBC notes that Pfizer said the final analysis of its antiviral Covid-19 pill still showed near 90% efficacy in preventing hospitalizations and deaths in high-risk patients.
More than that, it’s been revealed that recent lab data suggests the fact that the drug retains its effectiveness against the fast-spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Make sure to remain tuned to get the latest info on the novel coronavirus and stay safe as well.