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‘Like a cold’: infections after J&J jabs proving to be mild ...


‘Like a cold’: infections after J&J jabs proving to be mild to moderate

Sisonke co-principal investigators Glenda Gray and Linda-Gail Bekker ‘are encouraged by the results’

Senior features writer

Healthcare workers in SA are getting “breakthrough infections” of Covid-19 during the rising third wave in SA, but more than 90% of these cases are mild to moderate, said the scientists in charge of the Sisonke implementation study (http://sisonkestudy.samrc.ac.za/) which delivered the life-saving J&J shots to them from February to May.

Sisonke co-principal investigators profs Glenda Gray and Linda-Gail Bekker said: “Of the cases we have so far validated we have found that 93% are asymptomatic or mild — not requiring hospital admission.”

Dr Erica Lazarus, site principal investigator of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Sisonke vaccination site, hears of breakthrough infections every day but most of them are mild, like her own infection, she said...

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