According to a CNBC publication, mutations of the coronavirus could render current vaccines ineffective within a year, according to a survey of experts in 28 countries.
Oxfam.org reports, 77 of the world’s leading experts in epidemiologists, virologists, and infectious disease specialists participated in the survey in which two-thirds of the experts concluded that within a year or less, mutation of the virus would render the vaccine ineffective.
Already the U.K is contemplating whether or not to vaccinate the masses annually. Dr. Peter English, an infectious disease control consultant, spoke to Sky News, where he alluded to annual vaccinations for the masses.
“We just don’t know how long the vaccines will last, so you might have to revaccinate. Dr. English said.
“Quite often vaccines are more effective than natural immunity but we might need to vaccinate everybody every year, or two or three, for quite some time and maybe forever.
“And the more variants we see, the more there might be a need to tweak the vaccine so a booster may be needed for that.
SOURCE: SKY NEWS