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Too early to celebrate news on corona vaccine: Dr Atta

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Science and Technology Dr Attaur Rehman on Tuesday commented that the Pfizer immunization, being commended around the world, isn’t reasonable for Pakistan.

“This antibody isn’t reasonable for Pakistan as I would see it,” the previous top of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) revealed to Geo Pakistan, and cautioned that it was “too soon to praise” the news with respect to the Pfizer immunization.

“We ought not contemplate this antibody, rather center around different immunizations that are being created and have seen comparative outcomes yet haven’t been declared with ballyhoo. They are working unobtrusively,” said Dr Attaur Rehman.

Clarifying his thinking, the researcher said he was wary in light of the fact that he accepts that the antibody has “five issues” to manage at the present time.

“The primary issue is that the FDA has not given the endorsement, the administrative bodies need to affirm and will take two months,” said Dr Attaur Rehman. He added that the administrative bodies should see the outcomes first at that point permit the organization to proceed onward to the following phase of the immunization finish measure.

He said the other issue that the researcher featured was that the immunization should be kept at a temperature of – 80 °C, which in his view, was a significant issue for underdeveloped nations, including Pakistan.

The previous HEC administrator said that the underdeveloped nations, including Pakistan, don’t have the “chilly chain” that will permit them to move the antibody in – 80°C temperatures from the purpose of cause to the clinics. He added that giving two portions of the immunization likewise make it hard to depend on the antibody.

“The third most serious issue is that you don’t have the foggiest idea how long it is compelling,” said Dr Attaur Rehman. He clarified that correct now there was no “proof, or any outcome” that has been seen by Pfizer and BioNTech to decide its viability.

“At the outset it is successful however (you don’t have the foggiest idea) for how long the antibodies stay in your body,” said Dr Attaur Rehman.

The other two issues shared by Dr Attaur Rehman was of huge scope creation which he feels would take a year to arrive at subject to the immunization passing all the means required. The last issue he shared was of the cost of the immunization. Dr Attaur Rehman disclosed to Geo Pakistan that 11 different immunizations, aside from the Pfizer one, are in stage 3 clinical preliminaries.

The researcher clarified that Pakistan which is overseeing preliminaries of two Chinese antibodies were additionally demonstrating positive outcomes.

“One Chinese antibody, by Sinopharm, is likewise in stage 3 clinical preliminaries and has seen great outcomes in different nations however they have not featured it like Pfizer and are working discreetly,” said Dr Attaur Rehman. He added that the preliminary of the immunization is being regulated in Karachi University’s International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences and Indus Hospital.

The Task Force administrator additionally said that the organization has likewise dedicated to giving the antibody to Pakistan at “sensible rates”. He likewise shared that another Chinese immunization’s stage 3 clinical preliminary is being controlled at the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Dr Attaur Rehman additionally clarified that Chinese antibodies can likewise be shipped in ordinary temperatures and don’t need to be kept at – 80°C degrees which he accepts improves it “appropriate for Pakistan and underdeveloped nations” “There are 12 companys who’s immunization are in stage 3 of clinical preliminary and Pfizer was one of them. Furthermore, Chinese organizations are ahead,” said Dr Attaur Rehman.

Huge scope preliminaries of a Covid immunization up-and-comer created by Pfizer/BioNTech has uncovered that it is 90% powerful, said the maker in an assertion on Monday.