Covid-19 news: Omicron immune response protects against BA.2 variant

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu, Layal Liverpool, Carissa Wong and Alex Wilkins Covid-19 seen under the microscope Shutterstock / Naeblys Latest coronavirus news as of 12pm on 28 February Data suggests that people who’ve had the BA.1 omicron variant are protected … Read more

BA.2 omicron variant: What you need to know

By Michael Le Page Illustration of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus Shutterstock/Naeblys Another year, another variant. Even before the omicron wave is over, the rising number of cases caused by a variant of omicron known as BA.2 is causing concern. Here is what we know about BA.2. What is BA.2? It is basically another flavour of omicron … Read more