Covid Vaccination: If both have been vaccinated then the risk of corona infection is 3 times less, the study claimed, people who are fully vaccinated have 3 times less risk of getting infected with Covid
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London: People who have taken two doses of the vaccine are three times less likely to contract COVID-19 than non-vaccinated people. It is claim of a new research. The study, led by researchers at Imperial College London, is based on self-swab tests taken at home by about 98,233 people and their samples analyzed by PCR testing between June 24 and July 12.
Of these, 527 tested positive and of these, 254 were successfully tested and analyzed in the laboratory to determine their origin, of which 100 per cent were delta variants.
“Low virus likely to spread”
Furthermore, analysis of PCR test results also suggests that fully vaccinated people may be less likely to transmit the virus to other people. This is due to a smaller viral load on average and, therefore, less virus spread.
“There is still a risk of infection because no vaccine is 100 percent effective”
The study, conducted in partnership with Ipsos MORI, is available in a pre-print report and will be submitted for peer-review. Paul Elliott, School of Public Health at Imperial College London, said, “These findings confirm our previous data that both doses of a COVID vaccine provide good protection against infection. However, we can also see that there is still a risk of infection because no vaccine is 100 percent effective and we know that some double vaccinated people can still fall ill with the virus.
So even with the easing of restrictions, we must still work carefully to protect each other and help reduce the rate of infection, he said. The study showed that the highest infection prevalence was found among youth aged 13-24 years at 1.56 percent, or just one in 65 infected, while the lowest prevalence was only 0.17 percent among those over 75 years of age. was seen. The risk of being positive was seen to be lower in women than in men. It stood at 0.55 percent versus 0.71 percent.
Data from a previous study showed that the link between infections, hospitalizations and deaths has been weakening since February. However, since mid-April, the trends in infections and hospitalizations are again rising together. However, during this time the death toll was less than before. The researchers said this may be reflecting the switch from alpha to delta and the changing mix of hospitalized cases (towards the young and unvaccinated people).
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