Researchers at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have made a shocking claim that those people who have recovered from COVID-19 may only require a single dose of the vaccine. Source- Zee news.
BHU researchers conducted a study on people who have recovered from the infection and those who had not contracted the disease. It showed that COVID-recovered patients developed antibodies faster.
“We studied the effect of vaccines on COVID recovered and non-infected people. Antibodies in recovered people developed in the first week,” Professor Gyaneshwar Chaubey, Zoology Department, BHU, stated. “While only 90% of non-infected people developed antibodies after 3-4 weeks, recovered people developed antibodies after the first dose,” Chaubey further added.
Chaubey also said that the findings can assist solve the problem of vaccine shortages and that they have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding this issue. “By giving single-dose to recovered people we can overcome vaccine shortage. We've also written a letter to PM in this regard,” Chaubey said.