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New research finds Pfizer vaccine has robust T-cell response to COVID-19 variants

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  • Analysis paper highlights two doses of Pfizer vaccine triggered a powerful T-cell response in opposition to UK and South African mutation of COVID-19
  • T-cells are white blood cells that act like troopers to focus on and assault virus-infected cells within the physique
  • AstraZaneca vaccine to date discovered to be efficient in opposition to the UK variant, however but to determine efficacy in opposition to South African mutation

The US-made Pfizer vaccine has proven a powerful immune system response to 2 new variants of the lethal coronavirus, a current research discovered.

The analysis paper highlighted that two doses of the Pfizer vaccine had triggered a powerful T-cells response in opposition to the UK and South African mutation of the coronavirus, the Guardian reported.

T-cells are white blood cells that act like troopers to focus on and assault virus-infected cells within the physique.

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Scientists discovered that the response within the physique was excessive sufficient to guard most individuals from falling in poor health, particularly after a second jab has been administered, the report added.

“It [the vaccine] may not necessarily protect you against infection, but it’s very likely that this first dose will make it much easier for your immune system to make a good response the next time around,” mentioned William James, a professor of virology on the College of Oxford, who was concerned within the research, as quoted by the Guardian.

“We think this is why that second dose produces such a good strong antibody response, because the T cells are already there, ready to react.”

Deborah Dunn-Walters, a professor of immunology on the College of Surrey, instructed the publication: “It does look like good news and suggests it is really important that people go back for their second dose of vaccine.”

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In the meantime, the manufactures of the AstraZeneca vaccine have mentioned it might take between six to 9 months to provide Covid-19 vaccines which can be efficient in opposition to new variants of the coronavirus, studies the Guardian.

The corporate’s vaccine has to date been discovered to be efficient in opposition to the UK variant nevertheless it has but to determine efficacy in opposition to the South African mutation.

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