Thursday, 8 July 2021
Genetic mutation is the natural to a virus. As you know many people have been vaccinated for influenza in the past, but they still have the flu. That is because the influenza virus is constantly mutating. So does the Coronavirus.
Currently, there is no effective treatment drug for the Covid virus. Doctors mainly rely on vaccines to control the pandemic, but the speed of vaccine research and development cannot keep up with the speed of virus mutation. Therefore, human beings are in a passive situation in the battle against the virus.
Virologist Shahid Jameel, director of the Trivedi School of Biosciences at Ashoka University, said "we don't yet know whether further mutations would make current vaccines useless, this is unlikely. However, the efficacy of vaccines may be reduced due to mutations."
A Public Health England study published on 22 May found that a single dose of either AstraZeneca's or Pfizer's vaccine reduced a person’s risk of developing COVID-19 symptoms caused by the Delta variant by 33%, compared to 50% for the Alpha variant. A second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine boosted protection against Delta to 60% (compared to 66% against Alpha), while two doses of Pfizer’s jab were 88% effective (compared to 93% against Alpha).
The third wave of pandemic was caused by Delta variant. How to prevent the Delta variant? We can’t just pin our hopes on vaccines, we need some new ideas.
My PhD tutor professor Deng Tietao used to be the leader of the Chinese Medicine Expert Group on SARS in the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2003. I found his calligraphy last year while I studied his clinical experience on anti SARS. I translated it in English. He said: "The prevention and treatment of influenza is the advantage of traditional Chinese medicine. No matter how virus changes, it couldn’t escape the palm of traditional Chinese medicine. The curative effect of Chinese medicine on SARA and swine flu is the evidence. Researching on Chinese medicine to prevent viral infectious diseases, to replace immune injection, it will benefit the whole world." His exposition ten years ago still gives us a lot of inspiration for today’s pandemic.
Based on Professor Deng’s clinical experience, combined with the latest research results of modern pharmacology, I developed Modified Yupingfeng San for the prevention of Covid 19.
It showed a satisfactory prevention effect on the subject groups in UK, North America and Taiwan.