2.3bn Covid shots useless against Omicron – study

2.3bn Covid shots useless against Omicron – study

A Chinese study has revealed that the vaccine made by China’s Sinovac Biotech fails to provide adequate protection against the Omicron variant of Covid-19 even after a booster shot has been administered.

On Thursday, researchers from the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong called on people to come forward and get a booster shot of Pfizer’s Comirnaty to protect themselves against the Omicron strain of Covid-19. 

Their study, published on Thursday reveals that the CoronaVac shot, made by China’s Sinovac Biotech, failed to protect people against the Omicron variant even after three doses. “A third dose of CoronaVac given to those who received two previous doses of CoronaVac does not provide adequate levels of protective antibody,” the researchers stated.

“Those who had received two doses of either Comirnaty or CoronaVac should get a third dose of Comirnaty vaccine around six months after their second…

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