Moderna works on a new vaccine against omicron – Health

By the beginning of 2022 the Moderna vaccine against new omicron variant. This was revealed by the medical director of the pharmaceutical company Paul Burton in an interview with the BBC reported by the Bloomberg agency.

The expert pointed out that, if “the suspicion” they have is confirmed that this new omicron variant of the coronavirus could elude current vaccines, it is necessary to develop a new biological that can deal with the 30 mutations that, science says, possesses the new strain and that is the reason why its contagion is so worrisome.

Colombia has already issued its recommendations and action plan regarding omicron, which has paralyzed flights to and from Africa, and has impacted stock markets.

Today will be the emergency meeting of ministers of health of the G7 to analyze the action plans with a view to omicron and trying to contain the dangerous strain of the coronavirus.

According to Burton, in the next two weeks “we should know the ability of the current vaccine to provide protection” against omicron.

“If we have to do a new vaccine, I think it would be ready in early 2022 before it is really available in large quantities, “he said. fast “to develop a biological containing omicron.

Ómicron is a serious threat, says WHO

A “variant of concern” is the highest category within the list of variants of covid created by World Health Organization.

The decision adds weight to the growing scientific concern about the dangerousness of this new variant omicron, but does not change any of the facts.

The variant has an astonishing collection of mutations that are believed to increase its ability to spread and circumvent some, but not all, of the protection of vaccines.

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