A LEADING Oxford professor has said it is inevitable new Covid variants will arise – but vaccines will prevent severe disease and deaths. Professor Andrew Pollard attempted to temper fears that new variants will render vaccines useless after the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab was found to be less effective against the South African variant. 🦠 Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates The director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, who led trials of the Oxford jab across the world, said new variants will continue to cause mild disease like the flu and common colds, regardless of vaccines. He suggested – as other scientists have before – that Covid will be around forever but the population will gain immunity towards it, and suffer a mild illness if they are infected. New variants will reinfect people who have already recovered from Covid as they evolve and gain new strengths.However, “the really important point though is that all vaccines everywhere in the world where they’ve been tested have still prevented severe disease and deaths”, Prof Pollard said. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “I think that is perhaps the clue to the future here; we are going to… Read full this story
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