Varying claims of effectiveness of Covid vaccines


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A BBC article sites 33% and 50% effectiveness against Indian and Kent Covid variants after the first dose.

This is not good news because it is confusing for the public and creates fear that evolving variants may defeat the vaccine-induced resistance to Covid.

... The Pfizer and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines are highly effective against the variant identified in India after two doses, a study has found.

Two jabs of either vaccine give a similar level of protection against symptomatic disease from the Indian variant as they do for the Kent one.

However, both vaccines were only 33% effective against the Indian variant three weeks after the first dose.

This compared with 50% effectiveness against the Kent variant. ...


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I don’t think that is right, the UK vaccines are effective against the Indian variant. I see the idiot Booby is scaring himself to death, a true moron and coward. Knight of the Round Table {snigger}