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Omicron Has Half the Risk of Long COVID Compared to Delta

2022 21 Jun

New research shows that the Omicron variant is less likely to cause Long-COVID compared to the Delta variant. The findings are published in The Lancet.  This is the first peer-reviewed study to report the risk of Long-COVID associated with the Omicron variant. As per the NICE guidelines, Long-COVID is defined as new or ongoing symptoms four weeks... Read more

The Omicron XE Variant

2022 14 Apr

Omicron XE is spreading in the U.K. and elsewhere. This variant comes as the U.K. faces a surge of new COVID-19 infections. Currently, 1 in 14 people (6.9% of the population) are estimated to test positive for COVID-19.   This variant is a hybrid of Omicron: BA.1 (the original Omicron strain) and BA.2 (the more infectious and dominant strain in... Read more

New Vaxzevria Data Further Support its Use as Third Dose Booster

2022 13 Jan

New data from ongoing trial showed increased antibody response against Beta, Delta, Alpha and Gamma variants following third dose booster with Vaxzevria Additional analysis showed increased antibody response to Omicron after a third dose   Positive results from a preliminary analysis of an ongoing safety and immunogenicity trial... Read more

Omicron Disruptions Around the World

2022 05 Jan

On Monday in the U.S where 62% of the entire population is vaccinated, 1,080,211 new COVID-19 cases were reported, a figure double of that four days prior and a new global record for a single country. On Tuesday, the U.K., France, and Australia also reached record levels, each reaching 200,000, 270,000 and 65,000 daily cases for the first time. In... Read more

World Governments React to Omicron

2021 28 Dec

Around the world, government leaders and advisors are planning strategies for mitigating Omicron impact, which infects previously vaccinated individuals. Although Onicrom produces less severe disease than earlier COVID-19 strains, the variant’s substantially greater transmissibility creates other problems. Massive staffing shortages resulting from... Read more

Omicron Puts Scientists on Alert

2021 30 Nov

There is panic around the globe as news of a new variant of coronavirus circulated this week. The variant is believed to harbour a large number of mutations and is spreading quickly across the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified it as a variant of concern and named it Omicron. Omicron is the latest in line of SARS-CoV-2 variants... Read more

Statement From Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Regarding the Omicron Variant

2021 12 Jun

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics has been actively monitoring all 26 SARS-CoV-2 variants, including Omicron, on the potential impact to the performance of the VITROS® COVID-19 Testing Solutions including: VITROS® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Total Assay* VITROS® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Assay* VITROS® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Quantitative Antibody Test* VITROS® SARS-CoV-2... Read more