Covid-19 affects us all. Many thousands of people in the UK who are vulnerable and at high risk from the virus are currently shielding, with the vast majority of those awaiting vaccination. However, There is information out there to suggest with increasing evidence that the government in the UK has chosen an immunisation strategy that is not supported by evidence. I thought it helpful to share that information here.
Professor Herb Sewell, an Emeritus Professor of Immunology at Nottingham University, UK this week, has said there is mounting evidence from Israel, to suggest that the Covid-19 vaccine is only 60% effective after the second dose as long as clinicians stick to the required timing between first and second vaccinations.
Instead of the government sticking to the original schedule that requires the Covid-19 mRNA Pfizer vaccine that requires two jabs, three weeks apart, the UK government has instead chosen to vaccinate everyone with the first dose and then wait 12 weeks to administer the second vaccination.
According to Professor Sewell by delaying the second dose ‘we could be making a terrible mistake.’ It is clear the current strategy, to administer the second dose of the vaccine after a 12-week delay, has been shown by data from Israel to be ‘much less effective’ than the UK Government has suggested.
The professor also has concerns that the delay may carry additional danger as a weak immune response, as reported after only one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, could encourage new, vaccine-resistant strains to evolve.
The World Health Organisation, the Centre for Disease Control, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have said that it is important we stick to the schedule as outlined by the vaccine manufacturers, Moderna and Pfizer.
Source: https://www. thedailymail.co.uk