We are all aware by now that the World Health Organization had announced a new variant of the coronavirus to be a variant of concern. This had been found in the area of South Africa and people are saying that this might be a highly transmissible virus.
This had caused a lot of ruckus among the world and several nations have already taken steps in the form of a travel ban. Not everything is known about the variant of the coronavirus variant. Research is still going on about it. The health officials and the World Health Organization are trying their best too.
However, as from previous experiences, no one is just sitting and hoping for this thing to go away. The moves are being made all over the world. The big companies who are leading in the production of the vaccine are also getting to work.
They have said that they are trying to research more about the variant and then they are trying to adapt their vaccine to this new mutated variant too. Currently, there are no cases of the omicron variant of Coronavirus in the United States. But we never know what might happen in the future, and this virus is said to spread pretty quickly.
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This is all a problem that we are facing, and the solution might take some time to arrive at. “We understand the concern of experts and have immediately initiated investigations on variant B.1.1.529,” the companies said in a statement of the press.
Pfizer and BioNTech are in the case, and they have said that they are going to expect more data from lab tests that they are currently running in two weeks at the latest.
“These data will provide more information about whether B.1.1.529 could be an escape variant that may require an adjustment of our vaccine if the variant spreads globally,” the companies said. That is all that we hear from them for now.