US News Omikron variant: Moderna boss fears bad effectiveness of the vaccines
new variant: a case detected in Belgium, the first in Europe
© Copyright 2021, the obs a case of the new Variant of Covid-19 , first detected in South Africa and absent from Europe until 'Here, has been identified in Belgium, said this Friday, November 26 the Minister of Health, Frank Vandenbroucke. NEW VARIANT: France suspends flights from southern Africa to the threat "We have a case that is now confirmed by this variant. This is someone who came from abroad. Which has been positively tested on November 22nd.
The boss of the US vaccine manufacturer Moderna, Stephane Bancel, fears a severely limited effectiveness of the existing vaccines against the newly discovered omikron variant of the coronavirus. Because of the many mutations of the variant, scientists went out of a "considerable decrease" of the protective effect, said Bancel of the "Financial Times" of Tuesday. His company has already started working on a revised vaccine, but this will take several months.
virologists and vaccine manufacturers have so far been confident that the existing vaccines also work well against the new variant. Bancel said: "All scientists I talked to say, 'which will not be good'."
Omikron brakes Africa travel from
with strict travel restrictions, Germany and many other states want to curb the spread of the coronavirus variant Omikron. The South Africa's government is indicated. © Alberto Pezzali / DPA / AP / Picture Alliance Provided by Deutsche Wave with a view to the new variant of the Coronavirus discovered first in southern Africa have decided numerous states temporarily to initiate their travel traffic with the countries of the region or at least strict restrictions to subjugate.
of the Moderna boss referred to the information of scientists who, according to 32 of the 50 mutations detected in Omikron, affect the spike protein . This protein on the surface of the virus is used by the vaccines to cause immune response to the coronavirus. "I think the effectiveness does not have the same level as against the delta variant," said Bancel.
Moderna, Biontech and Pfizer and the developer of the Russian vaccine Both-approved Russian vaccine Putnik V unauthorized vaccine have already announced to examine their vaccines and, if necessary, to develop a vaccine adapted to the omikron variant.
The new coronavirus variant, which assigned the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Greek letter of Omikron, had been reported from South Africa last Thursday. The WHO classifies the pathogen as "worrying" and warns of a "very high" worldwide risk. In South Africa, experts are already expecting exploding case numbers and in many countries omikron cases have already been detected.
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WHO data allegedly show that the Corona vaccinations cause much more unwanted side effects than other vaccines. But that's not true. A fact check. © Ying Tang / Nurphoto / Picture Alliance Provided by Deutsche Wave misalignments to the Corona vaccinations are involved in the social networks. Your current goal: prove that vaccines have many side effects.