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Covaxin happens to be effective against Delta Plus, reveals study

Covaxin of Bharat Biotech effective against Delta Plus…learn more…

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021

Covaxin (BBV152), the Covid-19 vaccine of Bharat Biotech has been found out to be quite effective against the deadly virus’s Delta Plus (AY.1) variant as per an Indian Council of Medical and Research (ICMR) study published in the bioRxiv. The study happens to be a pre-print and hasn’t yet been peer-reviewed.

"Here, we have evaluated the IgG antibody titer and neutralizing potential of sera of COVID-19 naive individuals full doses of BBV152 vaccine, COVID-19 recovered cases with full dose vaccines and breakthrough cases post-immunization BBV152 vaccines against Delta, Delta AY.1 and B.1.617.3.," stated the study.

The coronavirus variant SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) had been behind the pandemic’s 2nd wave. The high rate of its transmissibility had actually triggered the second wave.

Covaxin, an inactivated, whole-virion SARS-CoV-2 vaccine made use of for large-scale immunization of the masses in the country, has a protection of 65.2 percent against the virus’s Delta variant in Phase 3 multicentre, randomized and double-blind clinical trial.

Subsequently, the Delta variant has further undergone mutation to become Delta AY.1, Delta AY.2, and Delta AY.3.

Of these, the AY.1 Delta variant was detected for the first time in India in the month of April 2021 and also subsequently from the 20 other countries of the world, as per the study.

Covaxin was found to be 77.8 percent effective against the symptomatic COVID-19 virus and found to be offering 65.2 percent guard against the virus’s B.1.617.2 Delta variant, stated Bharat Biotech while ending the final deduction and analysis of the Phase 3 trials of Covaxin efficacyfrom on the 3rd of July.



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