Archive for January, 2022

Is Sinovac Effective as Booster for Omicron Variant?

January 28, 2022

I continue to get querries regarding Sinovac as primary and whether Sinovac as a booster is effective or not.

The controversy regarding the effectiveness of SINOVAC against Omicron even with a third dose was put into question when a research came out.from the The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The study was presented a month ago, finding that a third shot of what is one of the world’s most widely used COVID vaccines which is SINOVAC does not produce enough levels of virus-neutralizing antibodies.

A third dose of a vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech, however, significantly improved protection for those who had previously taken two doses of Sinovac, also known as CoronaVac, the research shows.

So what’s is the latest update on Sinovac as primary vaccine followed by Sinovac booster shot have against the Omicron Infection?

Can we feel confident of being protected getting Sinovac as our booster preference?

How Useful is Getting a Rapid Antigen Test for Covid 19 during the Omicron Surge…

January 21, 2022

With OMICRON Threat, How Effective Are Mouthwashes and Nasal Sprays Against Covid 19 Infection?

January 10, 2022

COVID-19 infection especially now with the threat of Omicron variant poses a serious risk to patients and – due to its contagious nature – to those healthcare workers (HCWs) treating them. Even when vaccinated and we left ourselves off guard without a mask, transmission can still occur and vaccinated people get the breakthrough infection.

Theories abound that If the mouth and nose of patients with infection are irrigated with antimicrobial solutions, maybe transmission can be minimized or prevented and at the same time infection controlled on site.

However, no strong recommendation as yet from health authorities on the use of such antimicrobial solutions as there are no firm studies to support its use. So what are the date regarding the safety of the mouthwash and nasal spray for the prevention of Covid 19?