Why Omicron shows it's time to update our COVID-19 vaccines | CBC News

2022-01-22 5:00:00 PM

COVID-19 vaccines work incredibly well at preventing severe disease, but future boosters will likely need to be tailored to target new and existing variants, strengthen immunity and ultimately help regain control over the pandemic.

The vaccines currently used were made to target the original strain of the virus, which is dramatically different from the highly transmissible Omicron variant that has become dominant globally in the weeks since it was identified.

COVID-19 vaccines work incredibly well at preventing severe disease, but future boosters will likely need to be tailored to target new and existing variants, strengthen immunity and ultimately help regain control over the pandemic.

Social Sharing .CHICAGO -- The Omicron variant, which is spreading far faster than previous versions of the coronavirus, is not likely to help countries achieve so-called herd immunity against COVID-19, in which enough people become immune to the virus that it can no longer spread, leading disease experts say.Dr.Create Free Account Canada’s chief public health officer says there are positive signs the Omicron wave is peaking in Canada but we shouldn’t start choreographing a COVID-19 victory dance just yet.

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Fake bologna Sadiarabia we have not forgotten the threat to canada just before this pandemic, Really make you wonder! Just saying.please correct me if i am wrong but people we need to wise up to this,we are being lied to every day,Very saddened by this Why PM force vax 3, 4 or 5 times? How many doses will waste? Or given to developing countries, and may even destroy? I think its about time you criticize PM for lousy job and outrageous spending and money printing causing massive inflation and 1 of highest debited countries now?

Omicron is dominant you say? 😉😫🥴 Not vaccines, as they don't make you immune. This message brought to you by pfizer. Injecting incessant fear into the population. Shame Imagine if you stopped reporting like this for ratings. Imagine if you started to report the people recovering and the people coming out of restriction after 2 years. Fear based for the humans you think are stupid. There isn't food on our shelves b/c of JustinTrudeau report that

And neither Pfizer or Moderna has a booster for Omicron yet. So why is everyone getting a booster for Omicron when there isn't one available? Toronto protest today No little further left keep going it's called Ukraine. Go on look it up in the atlas once you find it ask yourself why does he want me to look there? Then phone CNN because CNN's there, ask them what to say about it they'll know! Then do what you do listen to somebody else!🤣

Omicron highlights fading hope of herd immunity from COVID-19The Omicron variant, which is spreading far faster than previous versions of the coronavirus, is not likely to help countries achieve so-called herd immunity against COVID-19, leading disease experts say. Shut up ctv… it’s over the gig is up Now you are just looking thirsty Game over. Media/government loses. We know the truth. Takes a few years to achieve ...won't happen in a year in two.

4 shots in a year. Not going to go there So why keep unloading your stock of outdated vaccines on the population!? Grooming us into taking the new omicron vaccine in March. By that time most people will have natural immunity and likely another new variant around. Can we just stop with the whole “vaccines are the only way out of this” nonsense

The best vaccine against Omicron is to turn off the fake news DefundCBC Just get to the chip implants already. It’s for our safety 1/2 It is good researchers are looking into this, but every time they design a specific varient booster vaccine, it will be the next varient after that which will be the issue. My other big concern is there needs to be more studies on the health affects of continual boosters.

Lets end this now Canada HoldTheLine Duhhh

Omicron wave of COVID-19 could be flattening on First Nations, says top doctorThe top doctor for Indigenous Services Canada says he's cautiously optimistic the Omicron-driven wave of the pandemic may be flattening across First Nations.

I DON'T CARE ANYMORE!! I did everything asked of me, even though I knew it was BS. Three years ago I said covid would become endemic and that we would learn to live with it. Here we are! I'll continue to get whatever vaccinations become available. Now OPEN UP AND LEAVE ME ALONE!! Edumacated Experts only just Figured that $hit Out via Ding A Lings&Thems Will Take Longer Too Figure Out the Next 2Or4 Depending on the Length God,Yahweh, Jehovah's Day Is Too Finish👌The $hit Humans Doing 😀 Edumacated No Know Only Guess &OK Kill Person

Whoever thought a virus would mutate. That’s why I don’t believe in meteorologists either. Just two months ago I was golfing and now I’m digging out from 55cm of snow. I’m gonna go out there and dress the same way I did in July. I did my own research. I know better than they do. 3 jabs a year is not sustainable! End this madness

Don't worry!! Pfizer is releasing their omicron vaccine hopefully in March. Just in time for the variant to be long gone, but hey lets just take it anyways 👍 The mRNA design was too targeted. That was obvious months ago. If the pharmaceutical companies are worth their salt, they're on it, and we'll have a new string of vaccines in year to come. Sigh.

And which most people have already been infected with and therefore produced their own naturally acquired immunity, hence do not need any additional injection. The end.

Omicron may be peaking but COVID-19 isn’t done with us yet, Tam saysDr. Theresa Tam says current trends are all pointing towards the spread of COVID-19 slowing nationally Shut up Tam! We are done with it! The rest of the world knows it too. Just take a look around. How is Biden doing with his mandate for federal employees? It just got shot down! If people still believe this vax bs, it's time to wake up! Enough already! Just wondering is there anyone still listening her nonsense?🤣 Dr Tam's not done with us yet...

Social Sharing .CHICAGO -- The Omicron variant, which is spreading far faster than previous versions of the coronavirus, is not likely to help countries achieve so-called herd immunity against COVID-19, in which enough people become immune to the virus that it can no longer spread, leading disease experts say.Dr.Create Free Account Canada’s chief public health officer says there are positive signs the Omicron wave is peaking in Canada but we shouldn’t start choreographing a COVID-19 victory dance just yet.