New Covid ‘Scrabble’ Variants Could Make Omicron Boosters Useless

New Covid ‘Scrabble’ Variants Could Make Omicron Boosters Useless
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It’s been just revealed that people who received a new Omicron-specific booster might be the most protected ones against the virus. Here’s what you need to know about this issue, according to experts.

New covid scrabble variants news 

CNBC notes that But there’s a new batch of so-called “Scrabble” variants that is currently circulating globally. It’s important to note that omicron’s BA.5 subvariant still accounts for nearly 40% of U.S. Covid cases, strains like BQ.1, BQ.1.1 and BA.4.6 are rising each week, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

The new strains reportedly trigger this question: “Are the new bivalent boosters still worth getting, or has the virus already outmaneuvered them?” CNBC notes.

“A booster is a booster,” Dr. Roy Gulick, chief of the division of infectious disease at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, tells CNBC Make It.

He continued and explained the following:

“What about all these new Scrabble variants? The message remains the same: Get boosted, provoke your immune system to make a good response to the virus.”

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It’s also been revealed that the emerging strains are new enough that booster-shot-protection data doesn’t yet exist for them. On the other hand, experts still expect the shots to ramp up your immunity against all Covid variants, to some degree. Check out the original article in order to learn more details. 

Covid in the news

It’s been just revealed that Canada just approved the 2nd covid booster for Omicron these days. Check out the latest reports about this issue below.

According to the original reports, Health Canada has authorized an adapted version of the Moderna Spikevax Covid-19 vaccine that targets the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 sub-variants. Make sure to check out our previous article in order to learn more available details about the issue. Stay tuned for more exciting news. 


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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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