Safety first


The Covid cases are on the rise in the country especially in Tamilnadu. The daily count has crossed over 2000.  To stay safe, it is imperative that one has to follow safety protocol. COVID-19 vaccines greatly reduced the number of cases of severe COVID-19 for everyone regardless of their body size, according to a recent study. Vaccine effectiveness was similar for those with a higher body mass index (BMI) and of a healthy weight, but slightly lower in the underweight group, who were also the least likely to have been vaccinated, the researchers said.

In a further analysis of vaccinated people only, among the fewer COVID-19 cases recorded, people with very low and very high BMI were more likely to experience severe disease than vaccinated healthy weight people, they said. The data also highlights the need for targeted efforts to increase vaccine uptake in people with a low BMI, where uptake is currently lower than for people with a higher BMI, the researchers said.

To understand vaccine effectiveness, the researchers compared risk of severe disease in vaccinated versus non-vaccinated people at least 14 days after a second dose. They found that being vaccinated offered high protection across all BMI groups, but that the effect was slightly lower in underweight people. Those who are still not vaccinated, rush now. At the end, our safety is priority.