BCG vaccine in Pakistan: Here’s why people are discussing availability of 100-year old medicine
The vaccine was developed almost hundred years ago to fight the tuberculosis and some experts are now expecting that it could be a game changer in fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
BCG is an acronym for the Bacillus Calmette-Green and according to an article published in the News York Times it is widely used in the developing world.
Accordin to NYT report by ROni Caryn Robin, the vaccine prevents infant deaths from a variry of casus and reduces the incidence of resspiratory infections.
The NYT report follows development in Australia which saw scientists administering the B.C.G. vaccine to a number of health professionals as part of the first of several randomized controlled trials intended to test the vaccine’s effectiveness against the coronavirus.
While the vaccine could be easily available anywhere in the world including Pakistan, internet and social media users must know that it is still in the phase of clinical trial in health care workers and their test results could be available in four months.