Is TB vaccine the reason behind Covid-19’s less deadly effect in Pakistan? Experts are finding out

Dawn | Apr 8, 2020 at 5:45 PM
  • The novel coronavirus has infected millions of people and led to tens of thousands of deaths around the globe.
  • The study thus concludes that countries which did not implement or had abandoned universal BCG vaccination, which mostly include western countries, had more coronavirus infections per capita and higher death rates.
  • After these initial findings on lower Covid-19 deaths in countries with universal BCG programmes, researchers at the University of Texas did a more comprehensive statistical study – trying to reduce the possibility of error – analysing data from 178 countries.