A WhatsApp forward I received says the following.
Dr Rajendra Kapila, Infectious disease expert with Rutgers University was visiting India due to his father in-law's poor health. He got infected with covid and died yesterday in India. His friends here are sad and in disbelief how quickly he passed away.
Apparently, he had both shots vaccines in USA. Irony is he was infectious disease doctor. So sad to know this. Looks like the vaccine may not be as effective with the new variants.
After two Pfizer vaccines shots in US, this doctor travelled to India to see his parents and succumbed to Indian variant.
This news article confirms Dr. Kapila's passing.
But is it true that Dr. Kapila got his two Pfizer Covid vaccine shots in the US prior to his recent India visit?
Also, is the suggestion that the Pfizer vaccine is not very effective against the Indian variant, true?