“This headline makes it seem like the vaccine failed & is exactly the sort of messaging that has people doubting vaccine efficacy. The vaccine takes 2-3 weeks to take effect & also the vaccine does not prevent COVID but helps prevent serious illness,” Mr Abdullah wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
“I am very grateful to everyone reaching out to me here on Twitter to wish me well. I apologise for not replying individually. For the next few days I’m focusing on beating this virus & will be back here after the battle is won,” he added.
Mr Abdullah on Friday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He said that he is completely asymptotic and has gone into self-isolation in his residence based on medical advice. The development had come two days after the former chief minister got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura.
Meanwhile, Omar’s father and National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30, weeks after he got first dose of vaccine against the virus at SKIMS in Srinagar. Dr Farooq tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time earlier this week though was discharged from SKIMS on Wednesday following improvement in his health condition. (UNI)