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We will organize the corona news with medical reporter Cho Dong-chan.



Q. Is it enough to secure an edible treatment?



[Cho Dong-chan/Medical Reporter (specialist): The medicine you take is the medicine that the confirmed patient is prescribed. Let's compare it to the US. In the past two years, 52.2 million people have been confirmed in the United States, and 13.1 million people have bought an edible treatment. Of the total number of confirmed cases, the United States has 25%, and we have 98%. Korea also has a corona fatality rate of 0.87%, which is lower than that of the United States. That is why the number of prescription drugs for eating is less. Comparing with the past, it seems that we have secured enough medicines to eat, at least compared to the United States.]



Q. Will Pfizer's medicines, Corona worries end?



[Cho Dong-chan / Medical reporter (specialist): I take 3 pills at a time, but 2 pills are new, and 1 pill is a type of existing AIDS treatment drug. However, some AIDS treatments have already been used to treat Corona since last year. However, the effect was not radical. It remains to be seen whether Paxrovid is as effective as the clinical results. Having another weapon besides a vaccine is obviously meaningful, but it seems premature to expect that the situation will get better with just one treatment.]



Q. Is there a vaccine effect on Omicron?



[Cho Dong-chan / Medical reporter (specialist): The Pfizer vaccine was created by a joint venture between Pfizer of the United States and Biontech of Germany.

On the 9th, the CEO of Pfizer of the United States said that the third dose could prevent Omicron, but yesterday the German biotech CEO reversed that the third dose could not prevent Omicron.

A British research team announced on the 9th that the 3rd dose will block 80% of Omicron, but this is only one month of observation about Omicron.

I watched it for another 6 weeks, so a total of 10 weeks have passed.

Omicron prevention rate dropped to 40%.

The third inoculation is to reduce delta damage, and the effect is showing, but it is exaggerated to say that it can prevent even Omicron.

However, the fear of Omicron is also exaggerated, so a sober analysis is required for Omicron.]

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