Vaccines Can Cover Covid Variant In India But Efficacy Lower: Expert

PUBLISHED ON: May 14, 2021 | Duration: 10 min, 58 sec

  
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The efficacy of coronavirus vaccines may be reduced against the virus variant dominant in India but they can still offer protection against severe conditions linked to COVID-19, one of the country's top experts in genomics said on Friday. "Even before these variants, a person who was infected had an 80 per cent protection at six months, according to a study in the UK. So reinfections can occur with a normal virus as well, it does not have to be a variant," Dr Anurag Agarwal, Director of the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, told NDTV.
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