Pfizer/BioNTech recruits people to test the vaccine against the Omicron variant

Two companies Pfizer and BioNTech have begun recruiting adults for clinical trials on the safety and immune response of the Covid-19 vaccine specifically against the Omicron variant. A health worker prepares to give a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine to children aged 12-15 years old in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. AFP In an announcement today, January … Read more

South Korea, Japan record a record high number of new cases of COVID-19

South Korea recorded a sad milestone when the number of new COVID-19 cases on January 25 reached a record high of 8,571 cases due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. People wait for samples to be tested for COVID-19 in Seoul, South Korea on January 21, 2022. Photo: YONHAP/VNA Among the new cases, … Read more

Omicron variant may be of mouse origin

The World Health Organization (WHO) named variant B.1.1.529 of the SARS-CoV-2 virus Omicron in November 2021 and identified it as the second “worst variant” (VOC) 5 since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the strong spread of Omicron and quickly becoming the mainstream variant in many countries around the world, scientists have begun to … Read more

Rapid home testing can reduce sensitivity to the Omicron variant

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that at-home Covid-19 rapid tests are less effective at detecting the Omicron variant, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Cnet. The FDA says initial data suggests that antigen tests – a rapid at-home test – “may be less sensitive” to the Omicron variant. … Read more

Pandemic in Europe can enter the final stage thanks to Omicron

Hans Kluge, director of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe, said that the Covid-19 pandemic could end in this continent thanks to the Omicron variant. In an interview with AFP on January 23, Kluge predicted that the Omicron variant could infect 60% of Europe’s population by March and that the pandemic in the continent … Read more

What do scientists know about the sub-variant Omicron BA.2?

Experts from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) call the sub-variant of Omicron BA.2 variant under investigation, while more cases are detected in the country and around the world. A sign asking to wear a mask when using public transport in London (UK) reuters As of January 21, the UK Department of Health recorded about … Read more

Scientific explanation of the possibility of repeated COVID-19 infection

Reports of COVID-19 re-infection in the UK are increasing, with people testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus just a few weeks apart in December 2021 and January 2022, or already infected. three or even four times. Let’s explore the scientific reasons behind the repeated COVID-19 infections. What is reinfection? Reinfection documents refer to a person … Read more

New Zealand tightens restrictions due to community spread of Omicron variant

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that from 23:59′ on January 23 local time (ie 19h59′ on the same day in Vietnam time), the country will change the state of COVID-19 prevention and control to a “red light” signal. due to the spread of the Omicron variant in the community. A COVID-19 testing center … Read more

Adapting safely to the school place

Unexpectedly, the outbreaks caused by the Omicron variant continued to spread rapidly and strongly in the past week, bringing the total number of cases in the world to over 350 million cases. According to the statistics of worldmeters.info, in the past 7 days, the world recorded 22,306,068 new cases of COVID-19, an increase of 9% … Read more

Express: People who get 3 doses of vaccine if infected with Omicron have very mild symptoms

The best defense against the Omicron variant is to get 3 shots of the Covid-19 vaccine. Although people who get 3 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine can still contract the Omicron variant, they are actually protected from serious illness and death from Omicron. A study has shown symptoms of Omicron infection in people who have … Read more