Combining different vaccines has not been recommended yet

Combining different vaccines has not been recommended yet

Imperial College London Professor Justin Stebbing discusses immunization with Serbian experts

I doubt that the results of combining different vaccines (in which case the first dose is made by one manufacturer, and the second is made by another, A/N) will be satisfactory because in such cases different parts of the immune system will be stimulated.

| by M. R. | 28. April 2021.

Oxford is currently working on the Com-Cov study, which is testing vaccine combinations. We do not know what the results of Com-Cov will be, but I doubt that giving different vaccines will be useful – says Justin Stebbing, a professor at Imperial College London, one of the editors-in-chief of the scientific journal Oncogene.

Stebbing, along with Professor Dr. Vladimir Kovčin, participated in a virtual conference organized by the Flexitarian Society Foundation last week, during which he answered questions about the vaccination of cancer patients, the effects of vaccines, and the nature of the coronavirus.

During the online conversation, he pointed out that the vaccines are safe and effective for cancer patients, and that those suffering from malignant diseases should receive them as soon as possible. Stebbing previously published an analysis stating that Covid patients have a 23 % higher risk of dying if they also have cancer (the risk for some patients, such as lung cancer patients, is even higher and amounts to 30 %).

– It seems that all of the vaccines prevent hospitalization and death. The data shows that vaccines protect cancer patients from hospitalization, but it is possible they are a little less effective, especially among patients with hematological malignancies, Stebbing stated. He added that the vaccination of cancer patients is also important for preventing the emergence of new strains of coronavirus since the virus is prone to mutations when encountering immunocompromised individuals.

Regarding the efficacy of the vaccines, he said that the fact that antibodies did not develop after receiving both doses of the vaccine does not necessarily mean that the person is not protected from infection and that administering a third dose would probably be “safe and effective”, even though there is no data that could provide certainty for this claim for the time being.

While answering questions about new strains of the virus, and the very nature of SARS‑CoV‑2, Stebbing said that the virus has seven billion people at its disposal where it can mutate, as well as immunocompromised people, such as people with cancer or HIV, who represent a particularly suitable ground for the emergence of new variants.

– The virus has no desire or intention other than to replicate. Some mutations, in certain places, seem to be associated with resistance to the vaccine, but that does not mean the vaccines have no effect, rather that they are less effective, Stebbing stated.

He pointed out that the new coronavirus was certainly not artificially created in a laboratory, but that the question without an answer is – whether it escaped from a lab.

– The virus was not artificially created; there is no evidence for that claim, the entire issue is in the domain of conspiracy theory. This is a natural virus that lives among bats. A man-made virus could not be so successful because such viruses cannot compete with biology. The more complicated question is whether it escaped from a laboratory, and this is difficult to prove – concluded Stebbing.

“ Many contradictions Regarding the vaccination process going on in the world, Justin Stebbing said that the countries that paid for vaccines earlier on are clearly doing better now, but also that the entire vaccination process has a political dimension. Stebbing said; “There are also many contradictions – the EU, for example, is taking legal action against AstraZeneca because it failed to deliver the agreed quantities, and on the other hand, some EU countries first stated that they would not give this vaccine to younger women, and then they completely suspended it.

https://www.danas.rs/drustvo/kombinovanje-razlicitih-vakcina-nije-jos-preporucivo/

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