This will go down in history as one of science and medical research's greatest achievements. Perhaps the most impressive.
I put together a preliminary timeline of some key milestones to show how several years of work were compressed into months.
This variant is center stage for the
Advisory Committee hearing tomorrow about updating vaccines and the question of (EUA) approval of an Omicron (BA.1) booster (a variant that is no longer circulating)
"It’s frankly sickening to watch this virus continue to outrun us, knowing we are so damn capable of getting ahead of it"
A very impt piece here by
, folks! Absolutely a must read.
Strap in and take your time reading this today. Whew.
The promise of digital health.
"A digital health ecosystem that provides high-quality, personalized, equitable care to all who need it is achievable and worthy of our best individual and collective efforts."
NEW: unfortunately it’s time for another international Covid update, as the BA.5 Omicron lineage (and BA.4 to a lesser extent) sends not only cases but also hospitalisations climbing around the world, from South Africa, to Portugal, the UK, Israel and now the US 📈
BA.5 has the most transmissibility and immune escape of any version of the virus since the pandemic began. Although its spike(S) sequence is nearly the same as BA.4, there are several mutations in other parts of the virus that may account for its⬆️fitness