QU RESEARCHERS INVESTIGATED THE EFFICIENCY OF THE PFIZER AND THE MODERNA VACCINES AGAINST THE DELTA SARS-COV-2 VARIANT

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A national study included six researchers from Qatar University (QU), with the participation of Dr. Hanan Abdel Rahim, Dean of the College of Health Sciences, Dr. Gheyath K. Nasrallah, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the College of Health Sciences, member of QU-HEALTH, and Dr. Hadi Mohamad Yassine, Dr. Hebah AlKhatib and Dr. Fatiha Benslimane from the Biomedical Sciences Research Center has recently published an important article in the journal Nature Medicine.

The National Committee focused on studying the effect of the mRNA vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna) against the SARS-COV-2 Delta mutant in Qatar. Many kinds of research were conducted in Qatar by the National Committee for Covid-19 to find out the effect of the mRNA-vaccine among community members in Qatar.

The SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) mutant is an emerging strain of coronavirus that was first identified two years ago in Wuhan City, Hebei Province, China. Research and studies around the world pay great attention to knowing how Covid-19 disease spreads to find the proper treatment and vaccination for it. Although the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine was given to nearly four billion people around the world, it continues to spread among members of society. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 23,900 people have contracted Covid-19 in Qatar, of whom 611 have died. The State of Qatar is considered one of the countries with the highest vaccination rates in the world, as 84.3% of its population received two doses of vaccination.

 

Source: QATAR UNIVERSITY