One of the developers of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has warned that future infections are more dangerous than the current COVID-19 crisis.
Professor Sarah Gilbert, at the 44th Richard Dimple Conference, assured that more funding was needed for the epidemics to stop the progress being made.
He also warned that he could be vaccinated Performance will be low Against the Omigron variant.
In addition, Gilbert noted that people should be cautious until more is known about it.
“This will not be the last time a virus threatens our lives and livelihoods. The truth is, the next one could be worse. It could be. More contagious or deadly, or both“.
“After going through all that we have experienced, we cannot allow ourselves to achieve a situation where we have found that the huge economic losses incurred have not led to the availability of funds ready for an epidemic,” he added.
“The progress we have made and the knowledge we have gained should not be lost.”
“We must be careful”
Referring to the Omigron variant, he noted that mutations in spike protein increase the spread of the virus.
“But there are additional changes that can be made to antibodies by infection by vaccines or other types. LessS effective (Variation) to prevent infection by Omigron, ”he noted.
“Until we know more about this, we need to be vigilant and take action to slow the spread of this new variant.”
However, Gilbert pointed out that reducing the protection against Govt-19 infection and the milder version of the disease does not mean that protection against its most severe form and mortality should be reduced.
He also noted the rapid improvement in the use of vaccines and medications during infections Become regular.
He criticized that there was no reason why a global flu vaccine could not be developed to eliminate the threat of influenza.
Developed the most widely used vaccine in the world
Sarah Gilbert, a Dame graduate scientist on the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year, began designing the corona virus vaccine in early 2020, after the first appearance of SARS-CoV-2 in China.
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is now widely used worldwide DOS has been shipped to more than 170 countries.
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