Omicron: Pharmaceutical firms say they can tweak vaccines to fight new strain

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The Independent published this video item, entitled “Omicron: Pharmaceutical firms say they can tweak vaccines to fight new strain” – below is their description.

Major pharmaceutical firms around the world have said that work is being done to adapt their various vaccines to the new strain of Covid-19, Omicron, which has been designated a “variant of concern” by the WHO.

AstraZeneca has said it is already testing its antibody combination drug against the new variant and is “hopeful” it “will retain efficacy since it comprises two potent antibodies with different and complementary activities against the virus”.

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