“We have to live with the message that COVID is worse than anything that vaccines are likely to do to you. And unfortunately the virus will find people in the community who haven’t been vaccinated.”
This was the message from Jonathan Ball, Professor of Molecular Virology at the University of Nottingham, during a special virtual panel discussion organized by Granthshala.
Accompanying Professor Ball was Dr Bharat Pankhania, a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter, who is a former England Public Health Adviser on Communicable Disease Control.
They were both participating in an event that focused on exploring the COVID vaccine program, where it is currently and what is likely to come, as well as the myth that busted some gray areas have created confusion.
The fans are happy that the UK is now developing a vaccine for 12-15 year olds and explained the reasons.
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He said: “I am very pleased that the United Kingdom is finally coming together with the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and other countries regarding the vaccination of 12-15 year olds. Now there are many reasons for immunization, let’s go one by one. Learn about them by doing.
“Protection, protection is always better than a wild infection, plus there is a ghost of covid long after infection and we don’t know what covid means, how long it lasts and how it affects our little ones. What can And infection protection also prevents you from going to your GP and getting sick, from coming to the hospital and getting sick and missing out on school and school disruptions.
“So when you put all those factors together the pendulum really swings in favor of vaccinating schools and we actually have a precedent on the matter. We’ve always had a seasonal influenza vaccine program for school kids. And it’s run efficiently and kept infections down, and it’s the same here.”
Professor Ball addressed concerns that vaccines cause inflammation around the heart, known as myocarditis and pericarditis.
He added: “The reality now is that those cases recover very quickly with very little intervention. This is a complication that has been seen, very rare, in about one in 100,000 cases. We think that this kind of effect, this kind of inflammation in children can also happen with covid infection and we think it probably happens more often. So if you have a child who becomes infected, they are more likely to get this inflammation than if they were vaccinated. And I think that’s why the balance has been skewed specifically towards vaccination.
“Of course as we move to autumn and winter and school has just gone back we’re already seeing a lot of prevalence among middle school kids and really elementary school kids. Yes, there are concerns, but I think that compared to other issues that the Covid seas have brought suggestions in favor of vaccines and I am surprised that it has taken so long to complete these decisions on both the booster program and the child program.”
Due to begin in the coming weeks and months, the expert panel discussed the booster jab program, and independent Health correspondent Sean Lintern was able to confirm the general outlook on the current vaccine program from NHS staff.
He added: “There’s a real sense of urgency in the minds of NHS staff that they want to get this done as quickly as possible. We still haven’t vaccinated millions of people and we’ve learned with the coronavirus that it’s not an issue in our hobby. and the people I talk to in the NHS are concerned that as we allow infections to grow, as they currently are, the pool of viruses is increasing day by day. The day is getting longer and that means it will seek and trace people who have not been vaccinated and this means that we will unfortunately see people in hospital and people dying.
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