Covaxin is the most effective: ICMR claims -Double mutant variant kills coronavirus as well – The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) gave good news on Tuesday. ICMR stated that covaxin also protects against double mutant corona variants. Based on its study, ICMR said that this vaccine is also effective on the Brazilian variant, the UK variant and the South African variant, and gives protection against them as well.
These variants are being blamed for the ongoing second wave in the country. Actually, the double mutant corona variant encountered in 10 states of India is the deadliest. It not only transmits rapidly but also causes a lot of damage in a very short period of time. At the same time, UK, Brazil and South African variants have also emerged in the growing re-infection cases in India.
What does it mean?
Bharat Biotech has made Kovacsin on a traditional platform. In this, the inactivated virus is injected into the body, which does not grow in the body, but it prepares antibodies to fight. The good thing is that it targets the entire virus, so it is effective even on the changes that occur in it. The best thing is that covaxin is the first such vaccine in the world, which has the power to fight all the variants.
Trouble in triple mutant variant in Maharashtra- Delhi
ICMR has given relief news about covaxin, so now the new variant of Corona has become troublesome. According to scientists, the triple mutant variant of Corona is now spreading in the country. This new variant is made up of three different strains of Corona. Experts believe that in states like Delhi, Bengal and Maharashtra, people are falling prey to this variant.
Trial results were much better
The trial of indigenous covaxin has yielded much better results. According to the final results of the Phase-3 clinical trials, the vaccine has proved to be effective up to 81%. The government had given emergency approval to the vaccine in the first week of January. This decision of the government was on the target of experts as they were against Emergency Approval without seeing the Phase-3 results.
Hyderabad-based company Bharat Biotech has developed this vaccine in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The special thing is that many ministers, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have recently taken dosages of Kovacsin. Dr. Balaram Bhargava, Director General of ICMR said that in less than 8 months, Corona Vaccine-Covaxin has been developed and it gives a true picture of self-reliant India.
Covaxin effective against all variants of Corona
Dr. Krishna Alla, chairman and managing director of Bharat Biotech, says that the vaccine has been used on 27,000 volunteers in all three phases of clinical trials. With the results of Phase-3 clinical trials, it has been proven that covaxin is effective against coronaviruses. This vaccine is also effective against other variants of coronavirus that are rapidly emerging.
Covaxin’s vestige also reduced
Covaxin or BBV152 is a Whole Viron inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. It is made from Vero Sales. It is stable at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius and is being transported in ready-to-use liquid formation. It is suitable for existing vaccine supply chain channels. BBV152 is also accompanied by a 28-day open-cell policy, which reduces vaccine waste by 10-30%.
Bharat Biotech is also preparing a nasal vaccine
Bharat Biotech, which is making covaxin in India, started trials of its nasal vaccine Coroflu in January. According to Dr. Krishna Alla, the founder of Bharat Biotech, the nasal vaccine has to be given only once. This has proved to be a better option in the research conducted so far. For this, the company has tied up with Washington University.
According to the Clinical Trials Registry, 175 people have been given this nasal vaccine in four cities. The results of its Phase-1 trials are expected to be out in a few days. The good thing is that it will be given through nasal spray and will block the entry points of the virus. Scientists believe that corona enters the body through the nose and worsens the condition, so the nasal spray may prove to be effective.