According to Moderna CEO Stephen Bensel, his vaccine will protect the corona for many years. (Photo-symbolic)
Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Update: Stephane Bancel, CEO of American biotech company Moderna, has claimed that his vaccine has been able to protect against corona infection for many years.
- January 8, 2021, 10:39 AM IST
The American biotech company Moderna surprised the whole world by announcing the introduction of the novel corona virus vaccine last year. On Wednesday, he has also received approval from the European Commission in a few weeks to deliver his shots. Stephen Bensel said at an event that hearing the news in the media that Kovid’s vaccine would only work for a month or two, listening was nothing short of a scary dream. He said that the antibodies produced in the human body by the vaccine will protect the body for many years. Their vaccine will prove that many strains of Corona virus found in Britain and South Africa will be prevented. Scientists say that this vaccine will prove to be suitable for both types of strains.
📢 EMA has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna to prevent # COVID19 in people from 18 years of age: https://t.co/l9KMZlx7wa pic.twitter.com/BdvXanjOHN
– EU Medicines Agency (@EMA_News) January 6, 2021
Britain tightened rules
On the other hand, the UK government has taken a strict decision on Thursday night, making the Kovid-19 test necessary for citizens coming from other countries. Earlier this rule was applicable with some conditions. The Boris Johnson government of Britain made it clear in a statement released on Thursday night that now every citizen coming from other countries will have to undergo the Kovid-19 test. These include British citizens as well. Transport Minister Grant Sheps said – This rule will be applicable from Monday. Only those reports issued 72 hours ago will be valid. It will also be kept in mind from which country the passenger has come. If a person is found positive at the arrival, then he will have to remain in isolation for 10 days.
Britain’s Health Minister Matt Hanook has said that patients may have to undergo vaccination again between 6 to 12 months. In a statement in front of the Health Committee of the House of Commons, Hanuk said – We cannot say for now how long the vaccine is being installed will be effective. According to an estimate, patients may have to undergo vaccinations again between 6 to 12 months. The UK government defended the decision to apply the second dose of the vaccine after 12 weeks and said that it would make the first dose easily available to others.
Death toll in Brazil crosses 2 lakh
In Brazil, the most deadly form of the second wave of infection came on Thursday. The death toll here has crossed 2 lakh. According to the Brazilian Health Ministry, the highest number of 87 thousand 843 cases reported in a single day so far. In one day 1 thousand 524 people also died. Now the Health Ministry has made it clear that the isolation period of any infected will be strictly monitored.
On the other hand, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that all the people above 16 years of age in the country will be vaccinated by March. They said- we have excellent health system. We want the vaccine to be available to the elderly first. We will use our system and will vaccinate all people above the age of 16 by March.