Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 24/01/2022 19:15 
29.11.2021 19:57 News >> Biontech Working On Potential New Vaccine Against Omicron Variant

Biontech Working On Potential New Vaccine Against Omicron Variant

Studies currently underway to see whether new variant poses threat to effectiveness of existing COVID 19 jabs.

BioNTech confirmed on Monday that it has started to work on a potential new vaccine against the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
A company spokesperson told Anadolu Agency that they are investigating the new variant to understand whether it escapes the existing vaccines, and at the same time they are working on a potential new version of their COVID-19 vaccine.
"The first steps of developing a new vaccine overlap with the research necessary in order to evaluate whether a new shot will be needed," Jasmina Alatovic said in an email statement, adding that this work already started last Thursday.
She said this has been a standard procedure after the emergence of such variants, as they are in a race against time.
The omicron variant, which was first detected in southern Africa, is classified as "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization, as scientists detected more than 30 mutations on the spike protein.
It is not yet clear whether omicron is more transmissible, causing more severe disease, or more resistant to the current jabs, and preliminary results from the current studies are expected to come out in two weeks.
BioNTech, founded by Turkish immigrants to Germany, and its US partner Pfizer said last week that they will be able to produce and distribute a new version of their COVID-19 vaccine within nearly 100 days if medical studies conclude that the current jabs are less effective against the new variant. -



        Latest News
Former Lebanese Premier Hariri Suspends Political Work 6 minutes ago...
Hariri rules out 'positive opportunity' for Lebanon amid Iranian influence, sectarianism, 'state weariness'
Several Injured In Shooting At German University 6 minutes ago...
Police say lone gunman is dead, at least 4 people were injured at Heidelberg University’s campus.
Heavy Snow Hits Turkiye's Largest City Istanbul -39 minutes ago...
Traffic disrupted in many areas, with many drivers as well as vehicles stuck due to heavy snow.
Turkiye's Borsa Istanbul Drops 5% At Close -38 minutes ago...
BIST 100 loses more than 100 points from previous close.
UPDATE- Burkina Faso's President Detained At Military Camp: Reports 7 minutes ago...
Gunshots were heard on Sunday morning at military barracks in capital Ouagadougou, according to reports.

 
      Top News
Istanbul Airport Temporarily Shut To Flights Due To Heavy Snowfall Istanbul Airport Temporarily Shut To Flights Due To Heavy Snowfall
Japan Shuts Over 300 Child Care Centers Amid Virus Spike Japan Shuts Over 300 Child Care Centers Amid Virus Spike
Burkina Faso's President Detained At Military Camp: Reports Burkina Faso's President Detained At Military Camp: Reports
British Premier Orders Inquiry Into Islamophobia Allegations By Former Minister British Premier Orders Inquiry Into Islamophobia Allegations By Former Minister
EU Keeps Diplomats' Families In Ukraine EU Keeps Diplomats' Families In Ukraine
16 Killed, 8 Injured At Nightclub Fire In Cameroon's Capital 16 Killed, 8 Injured At Nightclub Fire In Cameroon's Capital
Pakistan's Rizwan Named T20 Cricketer Of Year Pakistan's Rizwan Named T20 Cricketer Of Year
Turkish Cypriots Head To Ballot Boxes For Early Parliamentary Polls Turkish Cypriots Head To Ballot Boxes For Early Parliamentary Polls
Turkish Coffee Shop Opens In US City Of Alexandria In Virginia Turkish Coffee Shop Opens In US City Of Alexandria In Virginia
German Navy Chief Stirs Debate After Saying Putin Deserves Respect German Navy Chief Stirs Debate After Saying Putin Deserves Respect