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Pfizer begins testing Omicron-specific coronavirus shots

Pfizer begins testing Omicron-specific coronavirus shots

Pfizer is enrolling healthy adults to test a reformulated Covid-19 vaccine that matches the highly contagious Omicron variant to see how it compare ...
Cypriot scientist refutes speculations about the “Deltacron” variant and says it is not about “laboratory contamination”

Cypriot scientist refutes speculations about the “Deltacron” variant and says it is not about “laboratory contamination”

After some scientists speculated about the existence of the 'Deltacron' variant and claimed it was the result of laboratory contam ...
COVID-19: Is ‘Deltacron’ a new variant?  A British virologist explains what it could be

COVID-19: Is ‘Deltacron’ a new variant? A British virologist explains what it could be

After reports surfaced that a new coronavirus (COVID-19) variant "Deltacron" was discovered by a scientist in Cyprus, a UK-based v ...
New Covid variant called “Deltacron” discovered in Cyprus;  25 cases so far

New Covid variant called “Deltacron” discovered in Cyprus; 25 cases so far

Scientists in Cyprus have discovered a new variant of the coronavirus called "Deltacron" which combines both the Delta and Omicron ...
Omicron variant sleeves are on the rise worldwide, but there is still a catch

Omicron variant sleeves are on the rise worldwide, but there is still a catch

While the number of Omicron cases has grown dramatically, there are actually a lot more than meets the eye. The new variant of ...
The peak of the Omicron variant has been passed: South Africa

The peak of the Omicron variant has been passed: South Africa

In the run-up to the new year, health data from South Africa should cautiously encourage countries like India, which are seeing an ...

Omicron: What it takes to understand a variant

Scientists have moved quickly since the World Health Organization classified Omicron as a worrying variant in late November. Obse ...
What is ‘Delmicron’?  Is it a new variant or a mutant?  All you need to know

What is ‘Delmicron’? Is it a new variant or a mutant? All you need to know

Omicron, a new variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with a large number of mutations. The scientists around the world weighed th ...