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Covid-19: the ability of the new variants to overcome our defenses



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Covid-19: the ability of the new variants to overcome our defenses


As it was obvious, we are returning to talk about COVID-19 a little everywhere. In Italy the positivity rate is rising more and more due to the latest variations in circulation. We speak specifically of the BA.4 and BA.5, strains of the Omicron now dominant and which have particularly annoying traits. According to new studies they are in fact capable of overcome the defenses provided by vaccines used so far and also antibody-based treatments.

The words of the researchers of the Columbia University: “The virus is continuing to evolve, as predicted, and it is not surprising that these new, more transmissible sub-variants are becoming more dominant around the world. Understanding how currently available vaccines and antibody treatments resist the new sub-variants is critical to developing strategies to prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death, if not infection.

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“Our study suggests that as these highly transmissible sub-variants continue to expand around the world, they will lead to more revolutionary infections in people vaccinated and augmented with currently available mRNA vaccines. In the current environment, it may be necessary to look at the development of new vaccines and treatments capable of anticipating the ongoing evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus “.

We knew we should have started live with Covid-19 and now it is so even if, however, we do not yet seem to have reached a point where the danger of the virus is considered to be at an acceptable level, as for theinfluence for instance. As long as there are more and more people hospitalized, it will not be possible to take the pandemic lightly.