‘Viral evolution on steroids’: New Omicron mutation could evade vaccine antibodies

A mutation of an Omicron subvariant of COVID could dodge the immune systems of the vaccinated and unvaccinated and drive reinfections, a study has suggested.

Currently, BA.5 is the dominant global Omicron variant and has shown a “substantial” ability to evade immune protection compared with previous subvariants, according to a report published on Wednesday in
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