New Delhi, October 29
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), the 1921 anti-tuberculosis vaccine, could have potential utility in Covid-19 management as it enhances immunity among the elderly, a new research has found.
The study by the ICMR followed 86 healthy elderly individuals aged 60 to 80 years a month after BCG vaccination and found the jab enhanced all kinds of antibodies in the target group. A section of researchers cites BCG shots as a contributing factor for lower Covid mortality among Indians. — TNS