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  2. Omicron mutates again: What we know about 3 new subvariants

    www.wkrn.com/community/health/coronavirus/...

    The omicron variant of COVID-19 has once again evolved, spawning new versions of itself with slight mutations that could make the virus more transmissible or more dangerous.

  3. What Omicron’s BA.4 and BA.5 variants mean for the pandemic

    www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01730-y

    First spotted by scientists in South Africa in April and linked to a subsequent rise in cases there, BA.4 and BA.5 are the newest members of Omicron’s growing family of coronavirus subvariants.

  4. Is the COVID pandemic over? Too soon to say, experts insist ...

    www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-10-03/new...

    However, its grip has slipped of late, coinciding with small gains by newer subvariants such as BA.4.6 and BF.7. For now, the only certainty when it comes to the coronavirus is uncertainty. California

  5. 86% of Kids Under 17 Have Antibodies From Past COVID ...

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    But a thick soup of Omicron subvariants is simmering on the back burner, loaded with sublineages — notably from BA.2. and BA.5 — converging on alarming sets of mutations. Some sublineages — such as BQ.1.1, an offshoot from BA.5, and XBB, derived from BA.2 strains — are the most immune evasive subvariants seen to date.

  6. Everything About the New XBB Omicron Subvariant That is ...

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    At this point, there are so many variants and subvariants that even the researchers are having problems keeping up with the names. Introduction of Bivalent Boosters. In order to cope with spikes in the daily caseload due to the new Omicron subvariants, the MOH will be rolling out the Moderna/Spikevax bivalent vaccine on 14 October.

  7. New research suggests booster dose of Novavax NVX-CoV2373 ...

    www.news-medical.net/news/20221031/New-research...

    Furthermore, all plasma samples from individuals with three doses of the NVX-CoV2373 or BNT162b22 vaccine showed neutralizing action against Omicron BA.1, and BA.4/BA.5 subvariants, while only 13% ...

  8. Study examines the severity of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2 ...

    www.news-medical.net/news/20221027/Study...

    Mortality rates were 0.7% for Delta, 0.4% for the original Omicron variant, and 0.3% for Omicron BA.2. After adjustments, the odds of death were more than 2-times higher for the Delta and the ...

  9. Mask-wearing can make it more difficult to recognize masked ...

    medicalxpress.com/news/2022-11-mask-wearing...

    New research detects a growing trend of antibody evasion by new omicron subvariants 5 hours ago Chronic disorder occurring only in low, middle income countries prompts study to understand it at ...

  10. Another new COVID variant is spreading: What we know about ...

    medicalxpress.com/news/2022-09-covid-variant...

    But we also know that omicron subvariants tend to be more transmissible than previous variants. BA.4.6 appears to be even better at evading the immune system than BA.5, the currently dominant variant.

  11. How Many Times Will You Get COVID? | The New Yorker

    www.newyorker.com/science/annals-of-medicine/how...

    The original Omicron variant had at least thirty-two mutations on its spike protein and its subvariants have many more. COVID is mutating even faster than the world’s dominant flu strain.