Vaccine stocks diverged Wednesday after a split Food and Drug Administration panel voted to recommend including an omicron-fighting component in updated Covid boosters this fall. X The Vaccines … [Read more...] about Vaccine Stocks Skid Despite FDA Experts’ Nod For Omicron Shots
The United States’ newly dominant Omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5, are evading vaccine and infection-acquired immunity, scientists have found.The subvariants recently caused a fresh wave of … [Read more...] about New Omicron subvariant swamping the U.S. escapes immunity from vaccination and previous infections, new studies say
To the Editor: Figure 1. Figure 1. Omicron Subvariant Mutations and Neutralizing Antibody Responses. Panel A shows the lineage of mutations that have been identified in the omicron BA.1, BA.2, … [Read more...] about Neutralization Escape by SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Subvariants BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5 | NEJM
However, Covid-19 vaccination is still expected to provide substantial protection against severe disease, and vaccine makers are working on updated shots that might elicit a stronger immune response … [Read more...] about New coronavirus subvariants escape antibodies from vaccination and prior Omicron infection, studies suggest
Short answer: Probably not. Longer answer: Probably not, and even if it has, it might not be dangerous enough to do real damage given how much immunity the population now has. I wrote about the new … [Read more...] about Has Omicron evolved to become more dangerous?