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Londoner/Lahori

Minister (2k+ posts)
This is a must read article, almost every Pakistani is BCG vaccinated, that’s why mortality rate is low so far, and less in critical conditions, please go to the link below.

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A study indicating that the BCG vaccine for tuberculosis could help to protect against Covid-19 is “a potential game-changer” in global efforts to curb the pandemic, according to a leading immunologist.

The research indicating that countries whose populations have high levels of BCG vaccination had significantly fewer Covid-19 deaths was the most significant development since the virus has spread, said Prof Luke O’Neill, who has specialised in study of the vaccine at Trinity College Dublin.

While he stressed the research was largely a statistical one and so came with caveats, there was a case for authorities moving to provide a BCG vaccine top-up for everybody age over 70. “This is feasible and should be considered. It doesn’t mean we change behaviour, such as physical distancing and washing your hands,” he said.

However, children currently aged five and under in Ireland will not have the vaccine. BCG vaccine is given to protect babies against TB but Ireland has had no BCG vaccine since May 2015 and no children have been vaccinated since then, the HSE confirmed. This coincided with a vaccine shortage in Europe – stocks have become available in recent months.

In February of this year the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, and the Health Information and Quality Authority recommended to the Department of Health that BCG vaccine “does not now need to be given routinely to all children”.
Most of the Irish population would still have some immunity against Covid-19, if the connection is proven, Prof O’Neill said.

The preliminary study suggests countries that require citizens to get the BCG vaccine are showing fewer number of confirmed cases and deaths from Covid-19.

Dr Gonzalo Otazu of New York Institute of Technology started working on the analysis after noticing the low number of cases in Japan. His findings have been posted on medRxiv, a site for unpublished medical research.

Prof O’Neill said there was evidence going back 30 years that those getting the vaccine get less measles and less respiratory illness.

Given the “great science behind the BCG vaccine” this research is worth serious consideration, he believed. Already, scientists are moving quickly in an attempt to verify if there is a medical basis for the connection.

Clinicians in six countries are running trials giving front-line health workers and older people the BCG vaccine. He underlined the study is “a correlation, so there is always an issue of confounding variables”. So a high Covid-19 death rate in Italy may be due to low BCG vaccination or a higher proportion of older people.


 
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rtabasum2

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Lets finish the lockdown........it is silly to do it in Pakistan..........
 
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rtabasum2

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Uk should finish it as well.........most of the people are infected ............all fear mongering by the media........the idea of herd immunity was the most logical
 

Ali Sha

Senator (1k+ posts)
The BCG theory has been put forward by a weak team of scientist. Hope that is the case though but lets not get into it until there is something substantial.
 

Eyeaan

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
This is a must read article, almost every Pakistani is BCG vaccinated, that’s why mortality rate is low so far, and less in critical conditions, please go to the link below.

Indian mortality rate 99/.3500 = around 3% -- Not so low. However the infection rate is low.

All countries surrounding china have done well -- Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia eastern Russia Laos and more ... with limited infections and a small number of death. China and S Korea have about overcome the problem. S Korea did a tremendous job by limiting infections to about 10,000 and 190 death, (< 2%).
Thailand Malaysia and Indonesia in the early stages and have to see how it fares. The same for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan though BD Nepal, etc have very limited spread and will pass the ride.
 

Xiggs

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Indian mortality rate 99/.3500 = around 3% -- Not so low. However the infection rate is low.

All countries surrounding china have done well -- Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia eastern Russia Laos and more ... with limited infections and a small number of death. China and S Korea have about overcome the problem. S Korea did a tremendous job by limiting infections to about 10,000 and 190 death, (< 2%).
Thailand Malaysia and Indonesia in the early stages and have to see how it fares. The same for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan though BD Nepal, etc have very limited spread and will pass the ride.
Testing hasn't started properly in india, hence the low infection rate. Take the example of Nepal. But do notice a sudden surge in the number of cases in last few days. India has overtaken Pakistan now with higher mortality rate.

Modi's decision of imposing curfew will be the demise of his govt.
 

Vitamin_C

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Iv been studying it last couple days and there seems to be a strong correlation between countries that administered BCG and countries that didnt.

Basically all countries had a BCG program other than Italy, Spain, Iran, USA and UK.

Also Japanese and Soviet Strains of BCG are most effective compared to European strains that are weaker. There is a big difference between death rates and serious cases between East Germany and West Germany.

Compare the cases in Spain to cases in Portugal where they are waging a BCG crusade right now.


The BCG theory has been put forward by a weak team of scientist. Hope that is the case though but lets not get into it until there is something substantial.
 
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