Written by: Li Enci
Last update date: 2021-04-21 13:33
Two cases of variant viruses have appeared in Hong Kong's communities one after another, and the public is worried that the effectiveness of the vaccine will be greatly reduced.
Xu Shuchang, a government expert consultant and chair professor of the Department of Respiratory System at CUHK, said that the protection rate of Fubitel vaccine against the British variant virus is about 85%. Even if the antibody level against the South African variant virus drops by 90%, due to the amount of antibody against Fubitel itself. High, can still neutralize the South African variant virus.
He also suggested that the public should be vaccinated with the first-generation vaccine first. If a variant virus becomes widespread in Hong Kong and other places in a few months, they can consider vaccinating the second-generation vaccine as a supplement.
Xu Shuchang, a government expert consultant and chair professor of the Department of Respiratory System at CUHK, said on a commercial program that the protection rate of Fubitai vaccine against the British variant virus is about 85%, but the vaccine's antibody level against the South African variant virus has dropped by 90%.
However, he pointed out that due to the high amount of antibodies that can be produced by the body of Fubitai vaccine, it can still neutralize the South African variant virus.
He emphasized that the vaccine has a certain effect, and also agreed that Fubitai is still better than Kexing in protection.
He quoted an earlier Pfizer/BioNTech study stating that there were 800 vaccinators in South Africa, 9 of whom were vaccinated with a placebo, and none of those vaccinated with Fubital were infected.
For people who plan to wait for the new generation of vaccines, he suggested that they should be vaccinated with the first generation vaccine now. "It is not worth waiting." He explained that if the variant virus is circulating in Hong Kong and other places in a few months, another dose of the second generation vaccine can be given Vaccine as a supplement.
He Boliang, director of the Infection and Infectious Diseases Center of the University of Hong Kong, stated on the commercial channel program that Kexing and Fubitai vaccines are definitely effective against the mutant viruses. Although the protection rate is reduced in the face of the mutant viruses in South Africa, India and the Philippines, they are not ineffective and can still avoid severe illness. And death.
He encouraged the public to get vaccinated, and if there is a high risk of exposure, people can choose Fubitai vaccine.
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