AstraZeneca vax ‘di epektibo kung ‘di mapipigilan ang South Africa variant – eksperto

AstraZeneca vax ‘di epektibo kung ‘di mapipigilan ang South Africa variant – eksperto

March 4, 2021 @ 10:54 AM 1 month ago

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Manila, Philippines – Nagbabala si Molecular biologist at OCTA Research fellow Fr. Nicanor Austriaco na hindi gaanong epektibo ang AstraZeneca vaccine sa South African variant sa nadagdagang kaso nito sa bansa.

“It’s no different [from] injecting water into the patients. With 10% protection, basically, most people would still be able to get mild and moderate COVID-19,” giit ni Austriaco sa isang virtual press briefing.

“If we do not eliminate the B.1.351 variant in the Philippines, which was first identified yesterday in Pasay, the 17 million doses of AstraZeneca that we have already bought but have not yet arrived will be ineffective against fighting this particular variant from South Africa,” paliwanag nito.

Inaasahang dumating ngayong araw ang AstraZeneca vaccine na una nang naantala dahil sa isyu ng suplay.

“If it is not controlled, if it is not eliminated from the islands, [it will be] more difficult for us to vaccinate the 75 million Filipinos in order to acquire herd immunity,” aniya.

“We would need three doses of the remaining vaccines because you would need one booster shot just for the B.1.351 variant,” dagdag ni Austriaco.

Sa kasalukuyan, anim na ang kaso ng mas nakahahawang South African variant sa bansa. RNT/ELM


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