The Undersecretary of Health, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, reiterated that it is normal for a person to contract covid-19 after an experimental vaccine has been applied, since it is within the scientific methodology in its massive application. This in the case of a Spaniard who participated in the trial of the pharmaceutical AstraZeneca.
“It is known unofficially that one of the participants in the experimental vaccine of AstraZenecHe has symptoms, he himself expressed it on social networks, but it has not been confirmed by the pharmaceutical company nor have the investigators made it public, “said the undersecretary.
He reiterated that in the massive application of experimental vaccines it is not relevant on a large scale if a person has acquired the disease, since it is common for there are “comparison products” in the design of the trials.
“Covid-19 has no meaning in the trial because it is only a case and the application (of AstraZeneca) will be 30 thousand people. We do not know if these people received the comparison product, which is another vaccine that is licensed for the design of the clinical trial, syendo theirs the meningococcus; other pharmaceutical companies use placebos, saline solution, which is not expected to protect against the disease, “the official added.
López-Gatell explained that it is expected that people will be infected with covid-19 while receiving the experimental vaccine, from any pharmaceutical company, reiterating that “No vaccine has absolute protection.”
“Neither the people who are vaccinated nor the researchers know what happened, which is called (this procedure) double masking and has a different methodology so as not to blind the results.”
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