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Connor Perrett
29 Nov 2021, 00:12

The Omicron variant has a 'record' number of mutations that may hinder vaccine effectiveness, NIH director says

The Omicron variant has a 'record' number of mutations that may hinder vaccine effectiveness, NIH director says

The Omicron variant has a 'record' number of mutations that may hinder vaccine effectiveness, NIH director says

"It does make you worry, therefore, that it's a sufficiently different virus, that it might not respond as well to protection from the vaccines. But we don't know that," Francis Collins said.

Dr. Fauci says the US could experience a fifth wave in COVID-19 infections as health officials warn about spread of Omicron
Yelena Dzhanova
28 Nov 2021, 23:12

Dr. Fauci says the US could experience a fifth wave in COVID-19 infections as health officials warn about spread of Omicron

Dr. Anthony Fauci's remarks come as the US prepares to deal with the threat of the Omicron, which the WHO calls a "variant of concern."

Moderna says it might release a modified COVID-19 vaccine for the Omicron variant by early 2022
Yelena Dzhanova
28 Nov 2021, 20:22

Moderna says it might release a modified COVID-19 vaccine for the Omicron variant by early 2022

Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson said they're also testing whether their vaccines are effective at fighting the new Omicron variant.