Moderna Reveals Covid Booster Can Protect Against Omicron

Moderna Reveals Covid Booster Can Protect Against Omicron
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The Omicron covid variant keeps making headlines all over the world.

While the name sounds as if it were snatched from a sci-fi movie, the latest variant of coronavirus is able to freak out a lot of people.

Anywhere we look all over the media, all that we can see these days is the fact that Omicron is causing world panic. But are the symptoms associated with this covid variant enough to trigger such drama? Check out the latest reports in our previous article. 

Deseret online publication notes that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world. People have an idea of what Omicron symptoms look like for infected people.

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The symptoms really seem to be similar to other coronavirus variants. Check out the top five symptoms. 

Runny nose.
Headache.
Fatigue (either mild or severe).
Sneezing.
Sore throat.

Dr. Michelle Groome who is an official at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa, said in a tweet that the omicron variant “is likely to be milder because of our underlying immunity, rather than intrinsic virulence of the virus.”

Moderna reveals booster protects against Omicron

Moderna announced the other day that a third dose of its mRNA vaccine against Covid-19 appears to provide significant protection against the omicron variant.

The company said that its authorized booster can “boost neutralizing antibody levels 37-fold higher than pre-boost levels,” which it described as reassuring.

CNBC notes that the 100 microgram dose of its booster shot was “generally safe and well tolerated,” Moderna said.

The firm continued and explained:

“there was a trend toward slightly more frequent adverse reactions following the 100 [microgram] booster dose relative to the authorized 50 [microgram] dose.” 

Stay tuned for more news about the latest coronavirus and the terrible disease that it can trigger and also make sure to stay safe. 


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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