Tag: Public Health England

UK says Delta coronavirus variant 60 per cent more transmissible – ET HealthWorld

The British government said Friday that the new Delta coronavirus variant is 60 percent more transmissible in households than the variant that forced the country to lock down in January. The Delta variant, which first emerged in India, has caused a rise in cases in the UK, prompting questions about whether social distancing restrictions will […]

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Our vaccine highly effective on Covid-19 variant prevalent in India, suitable for 12 years and above: Pfizer to Govt – ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: Seeking a fast-track approval for its Covid-19 vaccine, US major Pfizer has told Indian authorities that its jab has shown “high effectiveness” against the SARS-CoV-2 variant prevalent in India and on people of Indian ethnicity or nationality, while it is suitable for everyone aged 12 years or above and can be stored for […]

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Two doses of COVID-19 vaccines ‘highly effective’ against B.1.617.2 variant found in India: English health body

New Delhi: The English health body on Saturday (May 22, 2021) stated that the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccines are ‘highly effective’ against the B.1.617.2 variant which was first identified in India. The new study by the Public Health England (PHE) said that the vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic disease from the B.1.617.2 variant is […]

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Two AstraZeneca Covid shots 85-90% effective: UK real-world analysis – ET HealthWorld

Two doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine are around 85% to 90% effective against symptomatic disease, Public Health England (PHE) said on Thursday, citing an analysis of real-world data from the rollout of the shot. Britain has suffered one of the worst death tolls globally from the pandemic but has also had one of the […]

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One AstraZeneca Covid vaccine dose gives 80% lower death risk: English data – ET HealthWorld

Data from the rollout of AstraZeneca‘s Covid-19 vaccine shows one dose of the shot results in 80% less risk of death from the disease, Public Health England said on Monday. It also said protection against death from the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rises from approximately 80% after one dose to 97% after two doses in its new […]

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India, UK variants equally transmissible, finds study – ET HealthWorld

Hyderabad: Public Health England, the executive agency of the UK department of health, has equated the novel coronavirus sub-lineage, B.1.617.2 of Indian variant or double mutant B.1.617, with the UK strain B.1.1.7 in terms of transmission rate. This sub-lineage was earlier declared as a ‘variant of concern’. Apart from the UK, the sub-lineage B.1.617.2 is […]

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British officials to warn over Indian coronavirus variant: reports – ET HealthWorld

LONDON – British officials could declare one of the new coronavirus strains first found in India a “variant of concern”, the BBC and Guardian reported on Friday, due to evidence that it spreads more quickly than the original version of the virus. Scientists and doctors have recommended that one version of the variant first found […]

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