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Executive Health Management

The Omicron XE Variant

2022 14 Apr

Omicron XE is spreading in the U.K. and elsewhere. This variant comes as the U.K. faces a surge of new COVID-19 infections. Currently, 1 in 14 people (6.9% of the population) are estimated to test positive for COVID-19.   This variant is a hybrid of Omicron: BA.1 (the original Omicron strain) and BA.2 (the more infectious and dominant strain in... Read more

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New Vaxzevria Data Further Support its Use as Third Dose Booster

2022 13 Jan

New data from ongoing trial showed increased antibody response against Beta, Delta, Alpha and Gamma variants following third dose booster with Vaxzevria Additional analysis showed increased antibody response to Omicron after a third dose   Positive results from a preliminary analysis of an ongoing safety and immunogenicity trial... Read more

Executive Health Management

2021 15 Dec

The World Health Organization labelled the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 a ‘variant of concern’ because of its potential to evade immunity conferred by prior infection and the current COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines are directed against previous versions of the spike protein, which the virus uses to enter human cells. The possibility... Read more

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The Omicron Variant of South Africa

2021 27 Nov

On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new Omicron variant of South Africa to be ‘of concern’, WHO’s most serious category. The new SARS-CoV-2 variant features over 30 mutations in the spike protein that the virus uses to infect human cells. Since effective antibodies and vaccines are directed to previous versions of the spike... Read more