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Covid: Study finds antibodies in 7% of Pakistanis
Web Desk On Nov 24, 2020


ISLAMABAD: The second round of a coronavirus prevalence study has confirmed that 7 percent of residents of Pakistan have developed antibodies for the virus, ARY News reported.


The prevalence study was carried out to determine how many people in Pakistan have developed antibodies after exposure to the virus, said health ministry spokesperson.

The second round of study was conducted by the health services academy in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 10 districts of the country.

Antibodies are blood proteins produced by the immune system to fight foreign invaders like viruses, and may help to ward off future attacks by those same invaders.

According to the results of the study, people who are infected with coronavirus but show no symptoms probably account for most virus transmission. The researchers found that coronavirus rising rapidly in urban areas as compared to rural areas of the country.


It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan recorded fresh 2,954 COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

In the past 24 hours, 48 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 7,744. 1,389 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 1,751 patients are in critical condition.
On Nov 20, it emerged that the COVID-19 vaccine undergoing the third phase of a clinical trial in Pakistan has shown promising results.

It further emerged that the vaccine also proved useful for the patients who were shifted on the ventilator as 60 percent of them recovered after its dose.

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Covid: Study finds antibodies in 7% of Pakistanis
Web Desk On Nov 24, 2020


ISLAMABAD: The second round of a coronavirus prevalence study has confirmed that 7 percent of residents of Pakistan have developed antibodies for the virus, ARY News reported.


The prevalence study was carried out to determine how many people in Pakistan have developed antibodies after exposure to the virus, said health ministry spokesperson.

The second round of study was conducted by the health services academy in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 10 districts of the country.

Antibodies are blood proteins produced by the immune system to fight foreign invaders like viruses, and may help to ward off future attacks by those same invaders.

According to the results of the study, people who are infected with coronavirus but show no symptoms probably account for most virus transmission. The researchers found that coronavirus rising rapidly in urban areas as compared to rural areas of the country.


It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan recorded fresh 2,954 COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

In the past 24 hours, 48 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 7,744. 1,389 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 1,751 patients are in critical condition.
On Nov 20, it emerged that the COVID-19 vaccine undergoing the third phase of a clinical trial in Pakistan has shown promising results.

It further emerged that the vaccine also proved useful for the patients who were shifted on the ventilator as 60 percent of them recovered after its dose.

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Vaccine given to ventilated patient?
 

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I hope the government’s health department is reviewing studies coming out from around the world to enhance their smart lockdown strategies, and prioritize treatments for the most vulnerable at an early stage to save as many lives as possible.

There is an interesting study out of Philadelphia’s Temple University, which highlights who is most at risk for the strain of COVID prevalent in the US (a similar meta-analysis should be done for the strains prevalent in Pakistan).

If we can identify those in the population (and overseas population, which is sending back badly needed remittances) most at risk and protect them with free PPE, hand sanitizer or soap and fast pass to services, we may be better able to even further decrease the risk of people getting extremely sick from COVID, and thereby minimizing the burden on the overall society to protect them. As the prime minister mentioned in today’s speech, he hopes the second wave does not force the government to have to take measures to rescue the economy again. If anyone can pass along this to someone in authority, I would much appreciate it.


For those that still don’t want to wear a mask, I would like to pass along this video. Please take this seriously, the second wave is usually the worst, if past pandemics are any indication. Even with all the resources and experience here in New York, we are preparing for a very bad second wave.

 
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Not unusual in certain infections. Rabies is another infection that is actually treated (as opposed to prevented) by administering the vaccine.
I have checked it out. It wasn't a vaccine. Rather it is a plasma based antibody treatment currently under testing in Sindh.
 

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