Early evidence that boosters seem to hold up against Omicron subvariant BA.2 | CBC News

2022-01-29 3:00:00 AM

U.K. analysis finds similar level of vaccine protection against both BA.1 and BA.2.

U.K. analysis finds similar level of vaccine protection against both BA.1 and BA.2.

With BA.2 now spreading in more than 50 countries around the world, there’s early hope that vaccine booster doses still hold up against the Omicron subvariant.

Posted: Jan 28, 2022 4:16 PM ET | Last Updated: 3 hours agoHealth workers wearing face masks check syringes at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Vancouver on Jan. 13. While U.K. officials say the BA.2 subvariant appears to have an increased growth rate, an early analysis also finds booster shots still hold up well against the Omicron offshoot.

(Ben Nelms/CBC)With BA.2 now spreading in more than 50 countries around the world, there's early hope that vaccine booster doses still hold up against the Omicron subvariant.An initial analysis of vaccine effectiveness by scientists in the U.K. — where the subvariant is expected to become dominant in the next month — found a similar level of protection against both siblings in the Omicron evolutionary family tree: BA.1, which is still dominant globally, and BA.2, which is rising in multiple countries.

Read more: CBC News »

MY TAKE WITH SHELDON MacLEOD: Critical of the path, not the destination | SaltWire

Premier Tim Houston released a statement and a video instead of doing media interviews on the first anniversary of his election win. Has he forgotten how ... Read more >>

LIES!!!! Oh right we're being told by CBC that the boosters work now. It's the TNI club boosting the boosters narrative. Similar and seems...very confident 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑....BAAAAAAAAAAAA Covid19 BoosterDose Hawaiijeno You ended this article on a question?

BA.2 in Canada: Tam says officials are watching new Omicron subvariant ‘very closely’ - National | Globalnews.ca'There’s always a possibility that (BA.2) can pick up later on, but we don’t actually know that yet at the moment,” said chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam. Tam can pound sand

Canadian university races former Chinese partner to make a COVID-19 booster | CBC NewsA vaccine collaboration between McMaster University in Hamilton and a former Chinese partner stalled years ago and they are now independently racing to develop similar COVID-19 boosters, The Fifth Estate has found.

Police on guard against 'lone wolves' as protest convoy arrives in Ottawa | CBC NewsOttawa's police chief says officials are watching for 'social media actors' and 'lone wolves' who might try to infiltrate this weekend's convoy protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Lone nuts, you mean. Good. That's what is needed. There are far too many people in Ottawa right now that would benefit from this turning violent. This would only play into CBCNews & Trudeau little game of division

BA.2 in Canada: Tam says officials are watching new Omicron subvariant ‘very closely’ - National | Globalnews.ca'There’s always a possibility that (BA.2) can pick up later on, but we don’t actually know that yet at the moment,” said chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam. Tam can pound sand

Patients waiting longer for medical testsDoctors tell CTV News the waits for medical imaging and testing are getting even longer amid the Omicron variant. Let’s Get Back To Work People!!! Start fully staffing (hopefully people are still in the same field) otherwise we will have a couple years of employment issues... This is NOT a joke now...Covid is here forever... and don’t for a second believe it was a Bat that “kissed” a Penglyn Is there option for us to pay for these things if we want to? I've been waiting for a MRI since June. Would be nice if they open up more appointments and stop cancelling surgeries (I'm also waiting for one). The government needs to put more funding in our healthcare and hire more staff since they let a lot of people go.

Researchers caution that habit-forming addictions rose in early months of pandemic | CBC NewsA study that looked at the vices people turned to over the first several months of the pandemic has experts warning about the patterns people can fall into when the coping mechanisms become habit or even addictions. Is that an unauthorized photo of Justin with vintage port you've got there? Are you sure?

· Posted: Jan 28, 2022 4:16 PM ET | Last Updated: 3 hours ago Health workers wearing face masks check syringes at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Vancouver on Jan.“There’s always a possibility that (BA.· Posted: Jan 27, 2022 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 3 hours ago Microbiologist Dr.Health minister says vaccines are 'not the enemy' as protest convoy descends on Ottawa At least hundreds more were expected throughout the day and over the weekend and Ottawa police Chief Peter Sloly says they aren't sure of the how large the rally would be.

13. While U. Story continues below advertisement She explained that other countries, like Denmark, have seen a greater increase and that could be due to a number of factors, including whether it got introduced into unprotected populations.K. But The Fifth Estate has reviewed those partnerships and found that a collaboration with McMaster University in Hamilton stalled years ago and never resulted in an approved vaccine anywhere in the world. officials say the BA. “Getting to perhaps the peak is one thing, but coming down the other side of the wave includes a lot of people who could get infected, and some of them could potentially be infected with BA.2 subvariant appears to have an increased growth rate, an early analysis also finds booster shots still hold up well against the Omicron offshoot. "The demonstrations this weekend will be unique, fluid, risky and significant," said Sloly in a news conference Friday morning.

(Ben Nelms/CBC) With BA.” 2:06 Province’s top doctor says Ontario has to ‘learn to live with’ Omicron Province’s top doctor says Ontario has to ‘learn to live with’ Omicron Cases of BA. Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, a former federal public servant who negotiated Canada-China science and technology agreements, said the CanSino-McMaster vaccine arrangement may turn out to be "a case study of what not to do in partnerships with China.2 now spreading in more than 50 countries around the world, there's early hope that vaccine booster doses still hold up against the Omicron subvariant. An initial analysis of vaccine effectiveness by scientists in the U. In Denmark, cases of BA.K." For more on Canada's relationship with CanSino, watch "The Vaccine" on The Fifth Estate on CBC Gem CanSino Biologics, based in Tianjin, China, was founded in 2009 by scientists who studied and worked in Canada. — where the subvariant is expected to become dominant in the next month — found a similar level of protection against both siblings in the Omicron evolutionary family tree: BA. Norway, too, has seen a spike from seven detections on Jan. "We do not know all the parallel demonstrations that may occur and/or the lone wolf individuals who may insert themselves into the mix for various reasons," Sloly said.

1, which is still dominant globally, and BA.2, which is rising in multiple countries. 19. is headquartered in Tianjin, China, an industrial city southeast of Beijing. In the findings released on Thursday , which combined results from all COVID-19 vaccines being used in the U.K.1,” the Norwegian Institute of Public Health said in its weekly report ., the effectiveness in warding off symptomatic infection after two doses was nine per cent against BA. However, the partnership hasn't been active in years.S.

1 and 13 per cent against BA.1 and is also increasing in Denmark and Sweden, and may appear to be taking over BA.2, after 25 or more weeks post-vaccination. The level of protection jumped to 63 per cent against BA.” — with files from Saba Aziz © 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. After the deal fell apart, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that the reason Canada partnered with CanSino was because of the "well-established partnership" between scientists in Canada and China "that has been effective in the past.1 and 70 per cent against BA.2 two weeks following a booster shot, the analysis continued..

That hopeful early finding comes as BA. McMaster and CanSino jointly conducted trials on monkeys at the Wuhan University School of Medicine, resulting in a study published in 2015.2 cases are ticking up in Canada, with early federal data showing a slight rise in recent weeks. 100+ BA.2 cases reported in Canada In a Public Health Agency of Canada briefing on Friday, Dr. CanSino went on to pursue other vaccines. Theresa Tam said the country's overall Omicron wave appears to be peaking.

At the same time, more than 100 cases of BA.2 have been detected in Canada since November, with about 77 of those identifications coming from the National Microbiology Laboratory, plus further reporting from provinces and territories, she said. There's "always a possibility" that this wave could wind up extended, Tam said. .