BSMMU research : Antibodies in 98 percent of Bangladeshi vaccinators

BSMMU Research says, Antibodies to coronavirus vaccines have been found in 98 percent of the Bangladeshi people. Those who have previously been infected with corona have been found to have more antibodies in their bodies.

The 2 percent who did not have antibodies were found to have a complex disease, much older, and much lower immunity.

Such information was found in a study titled ‘After Vaccination Against SARS-Covid-2 in Hematological Parameters and Antibody Tatar’ conducted by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

Sharfuddin Ahmed, vice-chancellor of the university and head of the research team, said this at a function to unveil the results of the study at BSMMU on Monday (2 august 2021).

The study was conducted by the multinational pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Oxford University and was conducted on 209 people who received corona vaccine from the Serum Institute of India.

The study participants were vaccinated from April to July this year. Three-quarters of the participants were male and more than half were involved in healthcare.

31 percent of them have a history of coronary heart disease. More than half of the participants were already suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and other diseases.

Despite these diseases, in most cases there was no difference in the production of antibodies after vaccination.

Forty-two percent of participants had mild symptoms, including mild fever, as a side effect after receiving the vaccine.

BSMMU research : Antibodies in 98 percent of Bangladeshi vaccinators

Blood clots or any other such complex side effects were not observed during the study. No association of antibody presence with side effects was also found.

Vice-Chancellor Sharfuddin Ahmed said the study found evidence of effective antibodies being developed after vaccination of people in the country.

However, further research will be done to review the changes in the presence of antibodies over time, as well as the effectiveness of other vaccine antibodies included in the immunization program.

Research will also be done on the amount of antibodies produced when the second dose is taken three to four months after the first dose of the vaccine.

The Vice-Chancellor said that there is no panic, the risk of death due to coronavirus is very low. You must get vaccinated to return to normal life.

BSMMU Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development) Zahid Hossain, Vice-Chancellor (Education) AKM Mosharraf Hossain, Hematology Chairman Salahuddin Shah were involved in the research project as co-researchers.

The death toll in the country has dropped to 21,000

The total death toll in the country has exceeded 21,000. In the last 24 hours, 15,989 new patients have been identified.

This information has been informed in the press release of the health department on today 2 august 2021. Compared to the previous day, both death and identification of new patients have increased in Corona today.

According to a press release issued by the Department of Health, the total number of patients diagnosed with corona in the country so far stands at 12 lakh 80 thousand 317.

A total of 21,162 people died. And after being infected with corona, 11 lakh 8 thousand 748 people have recovered so far. 15 thousand 482 people have recovered in the last 24 hours.

In December 2019, the first new coronavirus infection occurred in Wuhan, China. Within a few months, the virus spread around the world. The first corona infection was detected in Bangladesh on March 8 last year.

Since then, the infection has been low at various times, but for more than two months, the situation in the country has reached alarming levels.

Coronary delta-type seizures have multiplied daily infections and deaths. Last July, 6,182 people died in Corona in the country.

Bangladesh has never seen so many deaths in this epidemic that has been going on for almost a year and a half. Earlier, more than 2,404 people died in April.

Meanwhile, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 198 million 22 thousand 41 people have been identified as corona patients in the world till Sunday. And 42 lakh 23 thousand 460 people have died.

The United States still tops the list, followed by India and Brazil. The United States has also topped the list in terms of patient identification in the past week, the WHO said.

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