The novel coronavirus keeps making headlines due to the new variant of covid called Omicron.
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.
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.”
US army creates a single vaccine for all covid and SARS variants
Defense One reveals that experts at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are set to announce that they have developed a vaccine that is effective against “covid 19 and all its variants, even Omicron, as well as from previous SARS- origin viruses that have killed millions of people worldwide.”
The same online publication notes the following:
“This achievement is the result of almost two years of work on the virus. The Army lab received its first DNA sequencing of thevirus in early 2020. Very early on, Walter Reed’s infectious diseases branch decided to focus on making a vaccine that would work against not just the existing strain but all of its potential variants as well.”
Stay tuned for more covid-related news.