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Covid jabs ‘saved 20 million lives in one year’

ITV 24 Jun 2022
Around 20 million lives around the world were saved thanks to the Covid-19 jabs in the first year of the vaccine programme, according to new estimates ... Omicron subvariants may have evolved to target lungs, experts say as cases rise. Will new Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 fuel a Covid wave in the UK? ... Credit. PA ... “However, more could have been done.
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Omicron sub-variants may target lungs, evade vax and prior infection: Studies

The Siasat Daily 23 Jun 2022
The rising cases of Covid, in the UK, the US and some European countries, as well as in India, majorly driven by BA.2, BA.4, and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron, suggest it may have evolved to target the lungs, according to a study ... may have evolved to cause infection of lung cells.
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Has Omicron evolved to become more dangerous?

Hot Air 21 Jun 2022
Researchers in Japan say they have evidence that BA.4 and BA.5 are better at spreading in the lungs than their grandparent was ... Professor Sato’s experiments indicate that BA.4, BA.5 and BA.2.12.1 replicate more efficiently in human lung cells than BA.2, while further experiments in hamsters suggest that BA.4 and BA.5 may cause more severe disease.
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Covid: Omicron sub-variants 'evolving to target the lungs and overcome immunity' as UK cases surge

Democratic Underground 21 Jun 2022
According to preliminary data from Kei Sato at the University of Tokyo and colleagues, BA.4, BA.5 and BA.2.12.1 may have evolved to refavour infection of lung cells, rather than upper respiratory tract tissue – making them more similar to earlier variants, such as Alpha or Delta.
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Omicron subvariants may have evolved to target lungs, experts say as UK cases rise

ITV 21 Jun 2022
An increase in Covid cases across the UK is likely being driven by BA.4 and BA.5 - two Omicron subvariants that may have evolved to target the lungs, experts believe ... According to data from University of Tokyo's Kei Sato and his colleagues, BA.4 and BA.5 may have evolved to favour infecting lung cells.
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City records 444 new cases; +vity rate dips to 9.7%

The Times of India 19 Jun 2022
Gurgaon ... The test positivity rate also came down to 9.7% from 10.5% on Friday ... “Last month when we had sent samples for genome sequencing, they were of the Omicron BA.2 variant. The recent surge is related to the BA.2 variant only. All the cases are mild and none of the patients have had lung infection ... Looking for Something? ... .
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New Covid wave of infections is coming as 'sticky' Omicron variant arrives in Australia - ...

The Daily Mail 17 Jun 2022
A Sydney virologist said BA.5 in particular is 'stickier' than its previous Omicron sub-variants and was showing signs of behaving like pre-Omicron strains, in showing 'a liking' for lung tissue ... going to impact human lungs as Delta did or whether it is just 'a shift' from BA.2.
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Covaxin booster beats back Delta, Omicron variants: NIV

The Times of India 16 Jun 2022
“Protective response in terms of the reduction in lung ... “In the vaccine efficacy study against the Omicron variants BA.1 and BA.2, lesser virus shedding, lung viral load and lung disease severity were observed in the immunised groups in comparison to the placebo groups,” it added.
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Covaxin booster dose can enhance efficacy against Delta, Omicron variants: ICMR Study | Mint

Live Mint 15 Jun 2022
... and BA.2.  ... “In the vaccine efficacy study against the Omicron variants BA.1 and BA.2, lesser virus shedding, lung viral load and lung disease severity were observed in the immunised groups in comparison to the placebo groups," it added.  MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All.
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Covaxin booster dose enhances vaccine effectiveness against Delta, says ICMR study

The Telegraph India 15 Jun 2022
The antibody response, clinical observations, viral load reduction and lung disease severity after virus challenge were observed, it added ... BA.1 and BA.2, following three-dose vaccinations, lesser virus shedding, lung viral load and lung disease severity were observed in the immunised groups in comparison to the placebo groups.
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Covaxin booster dose enhances vaccine effectiveness against Delta, Omicron variants, says ICMR study

Financial Express 15 Jun 2022
Although the neutralising antibody levels were comparable among the groups, lung disease severity was found more reduced after the three dose vaccination ... BA.1 and BA.2, following three-dose vaccinations, lesser virus shedding, lung viral load and lung disease severity were observed in the immunised groups in comparison to the placebo groups.
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Covaxin booster dose enhances vaccine effectiveness against Delta, Omicron variants: ICMR study

DNA India 15 Jun 2022
The antibody response, clinical observations, viral load reduction and lung disease severity after virus challenge were observed, it added ... BA.1 and BA.2, following three-dose vaccinations, lesser virus shedding, lung viral load and lung disease severity were observed in the immunised groups in comparison to the placebo groups.
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Covaxin booster dose enhances vaccine effectiveness against Delta, Omicron variants, says ICMR studyThe antibody response, ...

Deccan Herald 15 Jun 2022
The antibody response, clinical observations, viral load reduction and lung disease severity after virus challenge were observed, it added ... BA.1 and BA.2, following three-dose vaccinations, lesser virus shedding, lung viral load and lung disease severity were observed in the immunised groups in comparison to the placebo groups.

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