Covid vaccine will not be a panacea: O’Shea

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Covid vaccine will not be a panacea: O'Shea


For the Secretary of Health of the State of Mexico, Gabriel O’Shea Cuevas, the vaccine with which it is sought to treat and prevent the effects of covid-19 it won’t be the panacea, so that made a call to maintain hygiene measures and a healthy distance, since they are measures that do guarantee the management and control of the pandemic.


Remember that vaccines related to viral respiratory infections are not even 60 percent effective in preventing infection, he said.


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Remember that vaccines related to viral respiratory infections are not even 60 percent effective in preventing infection, he said.


“I don’t think the vaccine is going to be the panacea for this, Yes, it will help, it will surely help, but you have to remember that vaccines related to viral respiratory infections are not even 60 percent effective in preventing infection”.

During the inauguration of the virtual works, of the webinar and conservatory “Mental Health of Children and Adolescents”, the head of the state health sector said that an example of the result of vaccines aimed at viral respiratory diseases is the trivalent for influenza, what protects against strains A (H3N2), influenza type B and A (H1N1) reaching a very high degree of effectiveness, of more than 53 percent, with a study period of more than 10 years.

“This vaccine, which will be released next year very surely, a vaccine that was made in an express time, in six and eight months, who has followed the stages, what percentage of effectiveness will it have, that is an interesting factThat’s why I say that you don’t have to bet everything on the vaccine; it will certainly help us, of course, in avoiding greater deaths, because it will make the virus less aggressive, that the symptoms are milder ”.

He argued that like any epidemic, covid-19 presents a couple of alternatives for the population: the medical end and the end perceived by society.

“That other end comes before the end that has to do with medical activity, and the end in which people start to get tired of limitations, they start to put panic mode aside, the fear of the disease is overcome and then enters a period in which it refuses; that end always comes before the medical end, the medical end will surely not be seen for years, that virus is here to stay ”.

He reiterated that this virus is a very aggressive one, with a high lethality, a virus that is still under scientific analysis, of which more than 50 percent of its effects remain to be known, so society will have to get used to living with it, with the measures that have been promoted since last February.

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