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A newly-discovered pair of antibodies appears to completely "neutralize" delta and omicron variants

A newly-discovered pair of antibodies appears to completely “neutralize” delta and omicron variants

One of the challenges of fighting COVID-19 is that vaccines and booster shots, while effective in protecting most people against severe infections, are often ineffective in those with weakened immune systems. In August, however, researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel claimed to have identified a pair of antibodies that neutralize every known strain of …

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Why are omicron variants of the coronavirus on the rise? | DW | 21.07.2022

Why are omicron variants of the coronavirus on the rise? | DW | 21.07.2022

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is quite versatile, with a large number of variants and subvariants. The omicron variant alone has more than 130 sublineages. In Europe, the omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are currently on the rise. Why are they spreading so fast, despite the fact that many people have already been vaccinated? Omicron is better at evading the immune system …

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