The UK has been a pioneer in the vaccination strategy: it has been considered that the second dose of the vaccine will not be given on time by the manufacturers in the SPC, but that the process will be accelerated and all vaccines provided will be ‘scattered’. The plan was based on the fact that a person would gain serious immunity soon after the first dose, but if the second dose was included, a large proportion of the population would gain protection more slowly.
European Center for Disease Prevention new analysis According to the European Union and the 10 countries in the European Economic Area, so far they have decided to opt for this strategy in the name of vaccination and security as soon as possible. Among them is Hungary.
In the United States, where worldometers.info currently ranks eighth in terms of the number of COVID-19 infections per million people (andorra is now number one on this list),
So far, they have not seriously considered changing their vaccination strategy.
However, in the immunology section of the online edition of Nature on Thursday Back Article on the topic. Four researchers at the University of Colorado, Harvard in Boston, and the University of Chicago discuss why manufactured vaccines should be given rather than reserved for boosters.
They fear that mutations will become more prevalent with the establishment of partial protection, i.e. the wide spread of the first dose, and for this reason, they have the potential to spread for a longer period of time in the completely unimmunized population.
Although there are some possibilities that this will be considered, it is still considered a more effective disease control measure if as many people as possible gain partial immunity as quickly as possible with the first dose of the vaccine.
It is not known to what extent the scientists’ voices will be heard, but a former member of the Biden administration’s Covid team wrote on Twitter on Wednesday:
It is time for the Biden government to delay giving a second dose of the vaccine until the twelfth week after the first. The most important thing now is for as many people as possible to get the vaccine as quickly as possible. So far, I wasn’t sure about this, but I’m not sure.
He writes in his tweet.
With cases rising and hospitalizations again, we cannot rely on behavior alone to reverse this trajectory.
So, it’s time for the Biden official to postpone his second vax doses to 12 weeks. Getting as many people as possible a dose of Vax is now urgent. https://t.co/j3trC0fEqp
– Atul Gawande March 31, 2021
He was convinced that studies were showing the emergence of more and more dangerous variants of the coronavirus in the United States, and that, according to the US Centers for Disease Control, the Pfizer mRNA vaccine offers 80 percent protection against severe disease even after the first vaccination, he says there is nothing left as a change in strategy. .
Listening to the US President’s chief health adviser, Anthony Fock, for now, he argues that the two nationally prescribed vaccines offer safer protection, and at the local level at most, it’s worth trying to roll out the vaccines prematurely. .
change in strategy Axios It has more and more advocates, such as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and New York City Council Mark Levine.
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