Omicron Subvariants Vs Vaccine Immunity - Are the vaccines no longer safe for use
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The efficiency of the various Covid-19 vaccines have been doubted in the past and many have debated if the covid-19 vaccines had the abilities to eliminate or reduce the pandemic from spreading to other parts of the world.
Many parts of Western Europe and the United States are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases thought to be driven by new subvariants of Omicron. These rises come alongside the easing of safety measures that were previously put in place to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, testing being scaled back, and COVID booster vaccine take-up at lower-than-expected levels.Source
With the return to normalcy in most parts of the world, the spread of covid-19 pandemic has been increasing. This said increase is referred to the Omicron variant of the covid-19, which have been devastating the entire China in the past few weeks.
In today's post, will be looking at the new Omicron subvariants and the effectiveness of the vaccine immunity.
The uptick in new COVID cases and hospital admissions is thought to be driven largely by new subvariants of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, known as BA.4 and BA.5. The BA.5 subvariant of Omicron is now the dominant variant in Portugal. In Germany, where admissions have been rising for over a week, the share of COVID infections ascribed to BA.5 doubled at the end of last month. And according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BA.4 and BA.5 are now most likely the dominant variants in the country, accounting for about 52 percent of new cases in the US, numbers that experts say could rise in the weeks to come.Source
With the emergence of these new Omicron subvariants of the covid-19 and it's spread across Europe and the US, most vaccines are seen as not capable of eliminating the new subvariants. According to experts, the spread of the new Omicron subvariants is likely to increase in the coming weeks, due to the ineffectiveness of the existing covid-19 vaccine.
Research is still ongoing as to whether the new subvariants can evade protection given by vaccines and/or previous infections from other variants.
One small study showed that antibodies against the BA.2 Omicron were less effective at neutralising the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.Source
By this research, it's assumed that the previously produced covid-19 vaccines aren't effective, which needs a new research in order to eliminate the Omicron subvariants as quick as possible to reduce it's mutations.