Covishield and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines are 90% Effective in Preventing Deaths Due to the Virus: Study

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Recent data claims that two doses of the Covishield and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are effective in preventing deaths related to the COVID-19 Delta variant. However, the news comes after the New England Journal of Medicine published a study on Thursday. AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine variant developed in India is quite effective against the COVID-19 disease. On the other hand, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine also provides a recent immunity against Coronavirus in the long run.

Covishield and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines are Quite Effective

A study claims that two doses of the Covishield COVID-19 vaccine and Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine are effective in preventing deaths related to the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine published the data on Thursday indicating the fact that both vaccines offer good protection against the virus and its variants.

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Covishield and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines are 90% Effective in Preventing Deaths Due to the Virus: Study
Source: Forbes

However, the study used data from the Scotland-wide EAVE II COVID-19 surveillance platform as a source. Besides that, it is the first-ever study to unveil the effectiveness of these COVID-19 vaccines and how they protect individuals from dying. Delta variant, which is the most transmissive variant of COVID-19 has caused havoc in several countries of the world.

Results from the Trials

The research team from the University of Edinburgh and Strathclyde and Public Health Scotland; cited the effectiveness of Covishield and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. However, they observed approximately 5.4 million people across Scotland between April 1 and September 27, 2021, to conduct this study. During this period, more than 115,000 tested positive for COVID-19 in the community, and approx. 201 people died due to the virus. Meanwhile, researchers observed that Pfizer’s Covid vaccine is 90 percent effective against COVID-19; and that of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s variant in India is 91 percent effective. Two doses of both vaccines are effective in preventing deaths in people due to the Delta variant.

What did the Authorities Say?

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Scientists and researchers from the institute have urged people to get themselves vaccinated as soon as they can.

Covishield and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines are 90% Effective in Preventing Deaths Due to the Virus: Study
Source: Deccan Chronicle

Professor Aziz Sheikh stated that vaccination offers very high protection from deaths related to the COVID-19 Delta variant. However, the Delta variant now dominates in most countries of the world, and vaccines such as Covishield and Pfizer are quite effective against it.

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