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Top British experts talk about the “fourth shot”: we can’t give the world a shot every 6 months

Top British experts talk about the “fourth shot”: we can’t give the world a shot every 6 months



 

Top British experts talk about the “fourth shot”: we can’t give the world a shot every 6 months.


Israel officially took the lead in the world to start the fourth shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

But this week, the top British experts who assisted in the formation of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine research and development team poured cold water on the “fourth shot”: “We can’t give the world a vaccine every 4 to 6 months. It is not sustainable. Or can’t afford it.”

 

Top British experts talk about the "fourth shot": we can't give the world a shot every 6 months

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According to CNN and BBC reports on January 5th, this week, Israel began to promote the fourth dose of vaccination to all medical staff and people aged 60 and over.

On January 4th, Israeli Prime Minister Bennett quoted the results of preliminary domestic research, saying that one week after the fourth dose, the antibodies of the vaccinated person will increase by 5 times. In late December last year, German Health Minister Lauterbach also told the media that Germans “will need a fourth shot” to prevent the COVID-19.

 

In an interview published on the 4th by the British “Daily Telegraph”, Andrew Pollard, the head of the Oxford Vaccine Research and Development Group and the British Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, said: “We can’t do every 4-6 Vaccine the world once a month. This is unsustainable or unaffordable.” Pollard’s committee advises the government on vaccines, but he is not involved in the decision-making on vaccination in the UK.

 

Pollard emphasized, “We may need to provide reinforcement needles for vulnerable groups in the population, but I think we are unlikely to provide reinforcement needles for everyone over 12 years old on a regular basis.” As for “whether, when and when vulnerable groups are How often do you have to get a booster shot?” More data is needed to determine.

 

He believes that more data is needed regarding the fourth shot of the British. Currently, the UK is vaccinating the third dose for healthy people 18 years and older, and risk groups 16 years and older.

 

Infectious disease expert Neil Ferguson said that the symptoms of Omicron-infected patients are not as severe as those of the previous variant strain. This is “good news” and the vaccine “is very good against severe illness and serious consequences.”

 

In another Sky News interview, Pollard also mentioned that the global vaccine promotion is obviously uneven:

“From a global perspective, giving everyone on the planet a fourth dose of vaccine every six months is not an affordable, sustainable or achievable practice.”

“And please remember that now, less than 10% of the population in low-income countries have received the first shot, so the idea of ​​regularly vaccinating the fourth shot around the world is unwise.”

“From a global perspective, giving everyone on the planet a fourth dose of vaccine every six months is not an affordable, sustainable or achievable practice.”

“And please remember that now, less than 10% of the population in low-income countries have received the first shot, so the idea of ​​regularly vaccinating the fourth shot around the world is unwise.”

 

 

Top British experts talk about the "fourth shot": we can't give the world a shot every 6 months

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According to data updated on the 5th on the British government website, 82.6% of the British population aged 12 and over have received two doses of the vaccine, and 59.8% have received a booster or third dose.

The day before, the United Kingdom reported a record 218,724 new cases, which included a backlog of cases in Wales and Northern Ireland during the holidays.

 

But a spokesperson for British Prime Minister Johnson said that the government “has no data to show that imposing more restrictions will be the right approach.”

 

Pollard said that “the worst moment is over” and the world “just has to survive this winter”: “At a certain moment, society must open up. When we open up, there will be a period of surge of infections, which is why winter It may not be the best time.”

 

In addition, he severely warned of the dangerous consequences of vaccine fake news, emphasizing that even “unintentional” comments by politicians can cause serious damage.

 

At the same time, Fauci, a top US infectious disease expert, said on December 24 last year that it is too early to discuss the possibility of giving most people a fourth shot. “We must carefully study the durability of the protection brought by the third dose of the mRNA vaccine.”

 

“If compared with the control group with two doses and no booster dose, the protection brought by it is much longer, then we may not need the fourth dose for a long time. So, I do think that we are now discussing the first The four needles are too early, at least for the United States.”

 

Data updated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 4th showed that 62.2% of Americans have completed the entire vaccination, and only 34.7% of the full vaccination received a booster shot.

 

On the other hand, the number of new cases in a single day in the United States has soared day after day, and broke through 1 million cases on January 3, setting a global record.

The 7-day average positive rate of data from the Capitol Hill Field Testing Center has soared from 1% at the end of November last year to 13% today.

Most of these infections have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top British experts talk about the “fourth shot”: we can’t give the world a shot every 6 months

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