Today’s Infectious Disease News (12/1/21)

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Omicron Variant Poses Potential Threat to Vaccines’ Effectiveness

Aa the omicron variant spreads throughout the world, infectious disease experts warn the virus may be more resistant to vaccines than previous strains. If this proves to be true, our fight against the virus could be jeopardized. Health officials emphasize that wide gaps in public health resources among countries don’t just hurt the people in low-income countries. The virus is global. As many regions lack access to vaccines and testing, the virus has large populations it uses to mutate. The Omicron variant is the latest strain to emerge.

Full Story: The Economist