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The vaccine “does not work at all” against the Omicron variant, says virologist Jean-Michel Claverie – RT in French
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The vaccine “does not work at all” against the Omicron variant, says virologist Jean-Michel Claverie – RT in French
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In an interview with BFMTV, the professor emeritus of the University of Aix-Marseille declares that “the third dose lasts even shorter than the previous ones” and that consequently, the vaccine is according to him “no longer a weapon” against the pandemic.

A discordant voice in the concert of incentives for vaccination against Covid-19. The virologist Jean-Michel Claverie, professor emeritus at the University of Aix-Marseille, estimated on December 25 on BFMTV that these sera were not useful for preventing the transmission of the virus, in the face of the emergence of the Omicron variant. “The vaccine is no longer a weapon”, thus assured the founder of the French Society of Virology.

“The vaccine does not work at all to prevent transmission. We already knew that it did not really prevent the transmission of the Delta variant from vaccinated to vaccinated, or from vaccinated to unvaccinated, but with the Omicron variant, it works even less well to prevent this transmission, ”he said. he propped up. Hence, according to the scientist, the large number of cases in France, with 104,611 people tested positive on November 25, a record in 24 hours.

The vaccine does not work at all to prevent transmission

“The third dose lasts even shorter than the previous ones. We now know that after three months, this gain which goes from 30% to 80% efficiency [avec le rappel] goes down to 30%. So we will have to find another solution, “continued Jean-Michel Claverie, according to which with the Omicron variant, the vaccine” is no longer a weapon “and” this notion of third dose that we want to force is a small little illusion ”.

The effectiveness of the booster shots in question

Decline in vaccine effectiveness even after the booster dose raises concerns: On December 20, The world noted, for example, in his interview with the CEO of BioNTech (at the origin of the messenger RNA vaccine produced with Pfizer) Ugur Sahin, that a German team had “recently reported a very rapid decline in efficacy, even after three doses ”. “After three months, it fell to 25%,” the daily indicated. The CEO then admitted that the loss of efficacy against Omicron of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine was “very likely” over time, but that it was still necessary to measure its speed.

Faced with the rapid decline in vaccine protection, the French High Authority for Health (HAS) advocates the reduction to three months of the time limit for the vaccine booster. The HAS, cited by AFP, is based in particular on data showing “a rise in vaccine efficacy to 75% two weeks after a booster dose”.

However, the boss of the WHO recently warned against the idea according to which it would be enough to administer booster doses to get out of the Covid-19 pandemic: “No country will be able to get out of the pandemic in booster shots and reminders are not a green light to celebrate as we had planned, ”Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on 22 December during a press briefing in Geneva.


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