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An American doctor who specializes in infectious diseases confirmed that the influenza vaccine, which is currently being used, “does not completely coincide” with the current wave of highly pathogenic influenza virus, especially when children are infected with it.
Dr. Anthony Fossi, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the vaccine does not quite coincide with the B Victoria virus, but this is not dangerous, but it somewhat reduces its effectiveness.
Dr. Fossey added that although the current serum is not excellent, taking a dose of it can protect young children from death.
He explained that this is due to the fact that the serum corresponds to 58% with the B Victoria virus according to the data issued by the American Institute for Disease Control and Prevention and this means that if the child is exposed to the B Victoria virus, there is a percentage of 58% of the serum’s success in protecting the child from its effects or protection From infection with the virus.
At the same time, there is a 42% chance that the serum will fail in its mission to protect the child from getting the flu.
It should be noted that the extent of the serum’s success will be determined only after the end of the current flu season in the United States.