Moderna says new booster candidate effective against Omicron subvariants

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Moderna says new booster candidate effective against Omicron subvariants

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Moderna says new booster candidate effective against Omicron subvariants

WASHINGTON, June 22 — Moderna today said its new Covid booster candidate, which it is hoping to get approved this fall, performed well against Omicron's latest...

Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022 10:45 PM MYTWASHINGTON, June 22 — Moderna today said its new Covid booster candidate, which it is hoping to get approved this fall, performed well against Omicron's latest subvariants.The US biotech company announced earlier this month that the so-called"bivalent" vaccine, which targets the original Covid strain and original Omicron BA.1, performed better against both compared to its original Covid vaccine called Spikevax.

In new results from a clinical study, the company said that the booster also did well against BA.4 and BA.5, Omicron's latest subvariants that are becoming dominant thanks to their increased ability to evade prior immunity, and enhanced transmissibility.

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Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022 10:45 PM MYT WASHINGTON, June 22 — Moderna today said its new Covid booster candidate, which it is hoping to get approved this fall, performed well against Omicron's latest subvariants. The US biotech company announced earlier this month that the so-called"bivalent" vaccine, which targets the original Covid strain and original Omicron BA.5, according to the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH).1, performed better against both compared to its original Covid vaccine called Spikevax.4 and BA. In new results from a clinical study, the company said that the booster also did well against BA.2 subvariant still accounts for the bulk of our Covid-19 infections, the proportion of BA.4 and BA. Along with 716 imported ones, there were a total of 7,109 daily cases.

5, Omicron's latest subvariants that are becoming dominant thanks to their increased ability to evade prior immunity, and enhanced transmissibility.5 infections is rising,” said the ministry in a statement issued here on Tuesday (June 21). The first resurgence came in May in Portugal, where BA. The bivalent booster elicited high levels of infection-blocking antibodies against BA.4 and BA.4 and BA.5 both in people who were previously infected and those not previously infected. Italy recorded more than 62,700 cases on Tuesday, nearly doubling the number from the previous week, the health ministry said. However even those high levels were still one third the levels achieved against the original Omicron strain, BA.0% for the previous two weeks respectively.2 subvariant still accounts for the bulk of our Covid-19 infections, the proportion of BA.

1 "We will submit these data to regulators urgently and are preparing to supply our next generation bivalent booster starting in August, ahead of a potential rise in SARS-CoV-2 infections due to Omicron subvariants in the early fall," said Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel in a statement. The BA.5 alone is estimated to contribute to 25% of all cases this week. Cases have also surged in Britain, where there has been a seven-fold increase in Omicron reinfection, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).4 and BA.5 variants hammered South Africa, where they were first discovered, in April and May — despite high population immunity conferred by prior waves and vaccinations.4 and BA. Like other Omicron variants they tend to have a milder disease course as they settle less in the lungs and more in the upper nasal passages, causing symptoms like fever, tiredness and loss of smell.5 variants, but also said Covid fell to the sixth most common cause of death in May, accounting for 3.5 cases is likely to continue, driven by their higher transmissibility compared to BA.

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