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COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Total 13 Posts

The ‘Kraken’ COVID variant XBB.1.5 is rising quickly in the US – Here’s what it could mean for the UK

4 min read
The ‘Kraken’ COVID variant XBB.1.5 is rising quickly in the US. It can evade our immune systems better than earlier variants and appears to be more infectious too. What does it mean for the UK?

Where is the next COVID variant, pi?

5 min read
After a year of omicron variants, will we ever see a new variant of concern? A virologist explains why omicron is continuing to dominate.

What we know about new omicron variant BF.7

4 min read
Reports from China indicate BF.7 is quicker to transmit and has greater capacity to escape prior immunity than other omicron subvariants. But we shouldn’t be alarmed at this stage.

Do not ignore COVID, experts say

6 min read
What health experts think about the current COVID situation, and why getting the winter booster jab and wearing face masks now is important.

COVID-19: It looks like we are in for a bad October – Experts

12 min read
What health experts say about the autumn COVID wave currently hitting the UK and what they think we should do next.

End of global COVID-19 pandemic in sight — WHO chief

4 min read
According to the head of the World Health Organization, the world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic but now is not the time to stop the fight against the virus that already killed 6 million people worldwide.

Our current COVID vaccines could soon be updated to target new variants.

5 min read
Against omicron, many of us will have minimal neutralising antibodies left after infection because of the variant’s ability to rapidly mutate. It may be time for a new generation of COVID vaccines.
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