BioNTech CEO, who is sure to quickly adapt the vaccine to Omicron

BioNTech CEO, who is sure to quickly adapt the vaccine to Omicron

FRANKFURT, December 3 (Reuters) – Germany’s BioNTech should be able to adapt its coronavirus vaccine relatively quickly in response to the Omicron variant, its CEO Ugur Sahin said, adding that despite the mutation shots, it should continue to protect people against serious illness. BioNTech (22UAy.DE) and Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) jointly produced one of the first … Read more

Omicron may throw a wrench at companies’ plans to return to office

Omicron may throw a wrench at companies’ plans to return to office

December 3 (Reuters) – Business executives have begun considering various permanent work models for their employees as the coronavirus pandemic and the spread of the Omicron variant destabilize their recent return to office. With Omicron so new, companies are struggling to understand how the variant can affect their operations and profits. Most have taken a … Read more

WHO chief researcher says Omicron ‘pretty contagious’ must not panic

WHO chief researcher says Omicron ‘pretty contagious’ must not panic

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Researcher Soumya Swaminathan attends a press conference organized by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak caused by the new coronavirus at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland July 3, 2020 Fabrice Coffrini / Pool via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited … Read more

Vaccination, not travel barbells, the key to fighting Omicron, says WHO

Vaccination, not travel barbells, the key to fighting Omicron, says WHO

WHO says border control only ‘buys time’ There are no reports of Omicron-related deaths yet, a WHO spokesman said Five US states find cases of Omicron variant The BoE is taking a wait-and-see approach to raising interest rates GENEVA, December 3 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) called on countries to increase health capacity … Read more

Roche is developing new research test kits for the Omicron variant

Roche is developing new research test kits for the Omicron variant

A sign at a diagnostic site for the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche is seen in Burgess Hill, UK, on ​​October 7, 2020. REUTERS / Peter Nicholls / File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up ZURICH, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – Roche’s (ROG.S) newly acquired subsidiary TIB Molbiol has developed three … Read more

British study finds that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines provide the greatest booster effect

Data behind UK booster decision released Pfizer and Moderna provide great antibody, T-cell boosts Broad T-cell responses offer hope for variant protection LONDON, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer (PFE.N) and Moderna (MRNA.O), using mRNA technology, give the biggest boost to antibody levels when given 10-12 weeks after the second dose, a … Read more

S.Africa’s healthcare agency sees three times higher risk of re-infection from Omicron

A nurse prepares a dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine as the new Omicron variant spreads, in Dutywa, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa 29 November 2021. REUTERS / Siphiwe Sibeko Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up JOHANNESBURG, December 2 (Reuters) – The new Omicron variant of coronavirus poses a three … Read more

S.Africa’s healthcare agency sees three times higher risk of re-infection from Omicron

A nurse prepares a dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine as the new Omicron variant spreads, in Dutywa, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa 29 November 2021. REUTERS / Siphiwe Sibeko Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up JOHANNESBURG, December 2 (Reuters) – The new Omicron variant of coronavirus poses a three … Read more

New US COVID-19 international travel test rules take effect Monday

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – New rules requiring international air travelers arriving in the United States to pass a negative COVID-19 test within one travel day take effect Monday at 7 p.m. 12:01 ET (0501 GMT), according to an order issued late Thursday. According to current regulations, vaccinated international air travelers can present a negative … Read more

New US COVID-19 international travel test rules take effect Monday

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – New rules requiring international air travelers arriving in the United States to pass a negative COVID-19 test within one travel day take effect Monday at 7 p.m. 12:01 ET (0501 GMT), according to an order issued late Thursday. According to current regulations, vaccinated international air travelers can present a negative … Read more