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COVID-19 Variants

Total 17 Posts

How COVID-19 actively suppresses and evades your immune system — Part 1

7 min read
How the COVID virus works and how it hides from T-cells and Natural Killer immune cells to evade your immune system. How it also flies under the radar to reinfect you, whether you are vaccinated or not.

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.

Long COVID: Why it’s so hard to tell how many people get it

5 min read
A recent study suggests one in eight people who get COVID will go on to develop long COVID.

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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