Vaccine makers are already adapting vaccines to fight the omicron coronavirus variant, but it will probably already have swept the world by the time these arrive
30 November 2021
Is omicron better at evading existing vaccines than older coronavirus variants? Vaccine makers are racing to produce omicron-specific versions, just in case. But if omicron is as transmissible as some fear, it could rapidly sweep around the world, triggering another wave of covid-19 cases before people can be protected with an updated vaccine.
mRNA vaccines can be updated more quickly than other types of vaccine, and the two main manufacturers of the covid-19 mRNA vaccines, Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, say they …