Booster Shots Significantly Improve Protection Against Omicron

The new studies offer more evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who have gotten booster shots.

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1/22/2022 2:10:00 AM

The new studies offer more evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who have gotten booster shots .

The new studies offer more evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who have gotten booster shots .

4 hours agoNEW YORK (AP) — Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots.They are the first large U.S. studies to look at vaccine protection against omicron, health officials said.

AdvertisementThe papers echo previous research — including studies in Germany, South Africa and the U.K. — indicating available vaccines are less effective against omicron than earlier versions of the coronavirus, but also that boosters significantly improve protection.

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They definitely do not. Look at UK stats for proof Not me. I got it right after my booster was fully effective, supposedly….

Ohio reports 20,483 more COVID-19 cases: daily coronavirus update for Wednesday, Jan. 19A total of 7,119,018 Ohioans have received at least one vaccination, about 65% of those old enough to receive a shot. I'm not surprised the numbers are so high in Ohio. Go in any grocery store, maybe 1 out of 10 people wearing a mask. Restaurants and bars are full. Ohio sucks.

COVID-19 booster: Here’s how long data suggests a third shot protects against coronavirusThough, many might be wondering: how long does a third shot provide protection? Researchers in the U.K. believe they have the answer. It not only does not last, in fact it offers no protection, ZERO, NADA, ZILCH...hence the high number of cases we are seeing. 'COVID boosters do not provide protection against Omicron, study finds.'

Toyota production in Japan hit by parts crunch from COVID-19The shortage of parts caused by the coronavirus pandemic is further denting production at Toyota, Japan’s top automaker. Production at 11 plants in Japan will be halted Friday, Saturday and next Monday, Toyota Motor Corp. said. Supplies are running short because of a lack of computer chips, which are crucial in auto parts.

Adele postpones Las Vegas residency due to COVID-19 and delivery delaysThe 15-time Grammy award-winner sobbed in an Instagram video announcing the postponement, blaming COVID and delivery delays. Good!! I didn’t know she was pregnant. You can’t delay delivery too long... she might need a c-section.

Refrigerated trailers at Puyallup hospital due to staff shortage, not surge in COVID-19 deathsA local hospital clarified that the reappearance of refrigerated trailers parked outside a Puyallup hospital is due to a shortage of mortuary staff, not a surge in COVID-19 deaths. I don’t get it. Are they transporting the bodies to somewhere without a staff shortage? You can refrigerate employees? Wicked! Math doesn't check out

Robin Roberts Reveals She Tested Positive for COVID-19The news anchor and 'GMA' host shared the news with fans on Thursday evening. We all are right now…wishing her well - I know people even getting the shots still come down with it. I've never had it, been wearing a mask since 2014

Updated 4 hours ago NEW YORK (AP) — Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots. They are the first large U.S. studies to look at vaccine protection against omicron, health officials said. Advertisement The papers echo previous research — including studies in Germany, South Africa and the U.K. — indicating available vaccines are less effective against omicron than earlier versions of the coronavirus, but also that boosters significantly improve protection. The first study looked at hospitalizations and emergency room and urgent care center visits in 10 states, from August to this month. It found vaccine effectiveness was best after three doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in preventing COVID-19-associated emergency department and urgent care visits. Protection dropped from 94% during the delta wave to 82% during the omicron wave. Protection from just two doses was lower, especially if six months had passed since the second dose. The second study focused on COVID-19 case and death rates in 25 states from the beginning of April through Christmas. People who were boosted had the highest protection against coronavirus infection, both during the time delta was dominant and also when omicron was taking over. Advertisement Those two articles were published online by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Journal of the American Medical Association published the third study, also led by CDC researchers. It looked at people who tested positive for COVID-19 from Dec. 10 to Jan. 1 at more than 4,600 testing sites across the U.S. Three shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were about 67% effective against omicron-related symptomatic disease compared with unvaccinated people. Two doses, however, offered no significant protection against omicron, the researchers found. “It really shows the important of getting a booster dose,” said the CDC’s Emma Accorsi, one of the study’s authors. Advertisement ___ The Associated Press Health & Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. Suggest a correction