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What’s Holding Up New Omicron Vaccines?

What’s Holding Up New Omicron Vaccines?

What’s Holding Up New Omicron Vaccines? Charles Schmidt All the vaccines we use to ward off SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID, share one crucial feature: they were designed to protect against its ancestral form, which surfaced in Wuhan, China, more than two years ago. Today’s virus, however, is not the same as it once…

How Dangerous Are New, Fast-Spreading Coronavirus Variants?

How Dangerous Are New, Fast-Spreading Coronavirus Variants?

How Dangerous Are New, Fast-Spreading Coronavirus Variants? David Adam, Nature magazine Since the SARS-CoV-2 variant known as B.1.617 was first reported in India late last year, it has spread to dozens of other countries—including the United States, Singapore and the United Kingdom, where it has become dominant in some regions. Researchers have since…

A Visual Guide to the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus

A Visual Guide to the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Mark Fischetti For all the mysteries that remain about the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it causes, scientists have generated an incredible amount of fine-grained knowledge in a surprisingly short time. Thousands of different coronaviruses may inhabit the planet. Four of them are responsible for…