On Tuesday, a new study published by Johnson & Johnson found that a booster dose of their COVID-19 vaccine given 2 months after the first one-shot vaccination offers 94 percent protection against mild to severe COVID-19 symptoms.
Two Doses Of JNJ Vaccine Offer 94 Percent Protection: COVID Updates
According to Johnson & Johnson, which cited three trials of the vaccine, the booster injection provides 100 percent protection against severe and critical symptoms, according to a company statement. According to the manufacturer, a booster dosage given 6 months after the first injection offers even more protection. The findings are consistent with those obtained from trials of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, respectively. Overall, the J&J vaccination was shown to be 66 percent effective against moderate- to severe illness across the globe, and 72 percent effective in the United States, according to research.
The findings follow the release of results from research by Pfizer-BioNTech, which found that their vaccinations are effective and safe for children aged 5 to 11 when administered at a dosage that is one-third that used in adolescents and young adults. In Tennessee, the most effective medicines to combat the virus are reserved for those who have not been vaccinated.
It is currently recommended by the Tennessee state government that almost all of the state’s vaccinated citizens be denied entry to monoclonal antibody therapy in order to conserve the limited quantity available for non-vaccinated individuals. It is based on recommendations from the Institutes Of health, which warns that people who have not had a coronavirus vaccination are more likely to experience serious consequences from the illness. On the other hand, Tennesseeans who took a common-sense action to help halt the epidemic may find themselves without access to these most effective therapies.
COVID-19 has already killed about 675,000 people in the United States, which is comparable to the number of people who died during the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic. Because the population of the United States was just each of what it is now, the flu spread over a far larger and more deadly area of the nation 100 years ago. In its own right, the COVID-19 disaster is a monumental tragedy in any measure, particularly in light of the tremendous advancements in scientific understanding that have occurred since and the inability to take full use of the vaccinations that are now accessible to the public.
It is possible that the coronavirus, such as the Spanish flu, will never be completely eradicated. As a result of recurrent infection and immunization, experts believe it will become a mild, seasonal bug that will pass quickly through the human population. Depending on the situation, this may take some time. For the time being, the pandemic continues to have the US and other areas of the globe firmly in its grip.
The influenza pandemic of 1918-19 claimed the lives of up to 50 million people worldwide at a period when the globe had a fraction of the population that it has today. At least 4.6 million people have died as a result of COVID-19 throughout the world.