DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-2156.IntJSciRep20220106
Published: 2022-01-25

Can the new SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern, Omicron, evade the immune system?

Abdullah Zaawari, Saajidah Khan

Abstract


It's been less than a week since scientists in Botswana and South Africa warned the world about a rapidly spreading SARS-CoV-2 variant, known as Omicron now. Researchers and scientists from all over the world are racing to get a clear picture of the threat that the variant poses to the world. However, it may take weeks or even months to completely understand its transmissibility and severity, as well as its ability to evade vaccines and cause reinfections.


Keywords


Omicron, COVID-19, Immune system

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