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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) conducted a study which found a significant decrease in the rate of Covid-19 infection after receiving a second vaccine dose, and affirms that in the event of an infection, a patient has mild symptoms and does not require admission to hospital or ICU (Intensive Care Unit).
The study found the efficacy of vaccination in preventing hospitalisation around 93 per cent, while the efficacy of vaccination in reducing the need to be admitted to an ICU is 95 per cent. The study found no deaths related to COVID-19 have been recorded in patients who received all doses required.
The study stated that immunity against Covid-19 is best achieved through vaccination and adhering to precautionary measures, and is multifaceted and not limited to the presence of antibodies. The study also found that immunity is not guaranteed after infection.
The study found that the risk of contracting COVID-19 increases as the virus mutates, and that the chances of the virus mutating increase with its spread. There is also a possibility that the infection may lead to long-term health complications.
The health authorities have urged everyone to follow all the precautionary measures.
The experts said, “Avoid physical contact, including shaking hands, hugging, or kissing when greeting, and only wave your hand from a sufficient distance of not less than two metres when greeting.”
Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge announced that 579 students from 15 different nationalities have already been enrolled in the virtual school.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Saturday that, its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
The webinars addressed the impact of COVID-19 on innovation and the global economy, along with wellness at work and responsible innovation.
As it continued with a declining trend of coronavirus infection, the country reported 1,167 deaths. This is the fifth consecutive day in the last two months when the toll has been below the 2,000-mark, data from the health ministry showed.
Sheikh Sultan lends his voice to the video. He talks about the role of the father and the mother.
Collaboration and partnership have become one of the positive outcomes of “Arab Health,” which, since 1975, has been a channel for local, regional and international healthcare industry stakeholders to introduce and showcase well-researched science/medical-based technology for improved public health and patient care.