COVID vaccines disease modifying not stop infection
COVID vaccines disease modifying not stop infection. On December 30, Dr. Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that no COVID vaccine stops the infection and modifies the disease, ANI reported. All vaccines whether they are from China, Europe, India, Israel, UK, and USA are disease-modifying and do not prevent infection. The first dose is to reduce the severity of infection, hospitalization, and death, Dr. Balram said. Before and after the vaccination use of masks is a must, mass gatherings should be avoided, home isolation is an essential pillar. He added that treatment guidelines will remain the same to treat the earlier and currently circulating strains of coronavirus.
In India, 961 Omicron cases have been reported so far. The highest cases have been reported from Delhi and Maharashtra, which are 263 and 252 respectively.