A senior scientist who advises for the vaccination program in the UK has said that the vaccine has been neutralized on the B1.617.2 variant of the corona virus. So now we need to be more careful.
London: The B1.617.2 variant of Corona is spreading very fast in the UK including India. To save people from this epidemic, the government is emphasizing on vaccination. But meanwhile, a report by scientists from the United Kingdom (UK) has shocked everyone. Experts have claimed that the vaccine is less effective on the new variant of Corona.
UK expert claimed
Anthony Harnden, a professor at the University of Oxford and vice-president of the Joint Committee on Immunization (JCVI), said that, ‘The corona vaccine is definitely less effective on the B1.617.2 variant of the virus.’ Therefore, we need to be very careful now because it is not clear how contagious the virus is that has been identified in India.
‘Vaccine neutralized in mild illness’
“The vaccines may be less effective in mild illness, but we do not think they will be less effective in severe illness,” said Hardden. Overall, they are certainly less effective at preventing infections in the case of mild illness. ”However, Harnden said that there is no evidence yet that this variant is more deadly or contagious. It is also not known whether a particular form of the virus can survive the vaccine. We will take careful steps on the basis of the evidence found so far.
‘New variant may spread rapidly’
Following Hernden’s statement, British Prime Minister Boris Jonson said, “We believe that this variant is more contagious than earlier viruses.” In other words, it spreads easily from one person to another. At the moment it is not known how much it has spread. But if the virus is more contagious, then we have to take tough decisions in the coming days. During this, on June 21, he also indicated a reshuffle in the plan to end all types of lockdowns.