Covid Experts Look Ahead to Fall Vaccination Campaign

Main image to the post Covid Experts Look Ahead to Fall Vaccination Campaign

Despite the current low Covid cases in the U.S., experts are already focusing on strategies to prevent a potential surge in the upcoming winter season. The emergence of the highly contagious JN.1 variant in late August, followed by offshoots like the FLiRT variants, KP.1.1, and KP.2, has prompted vaccine experts to consider updating the vaccines to effectively combat these evolving strains.

Natalie Thornburg, a research microbiologist at the CDC, highlighted a pattern where a dominant "parent" strain of the virus establishes itself in early winter, giving rise to various descendants by spring, as observed with strains like XBB from the past year. The FDA advisory panel's unanimous recommendation emphasized the importance of targeting the JN.1 strain or its descendants for the updated vaccines, with a preference expressed by most members towards focusing on JN.1 due to its prevalence.

The FDA's top vaccine regulator, Dr. Peter Marks, stressed the need to consider the more recent strains like KP.2 for the updated vaccines, emphasizing the benefits of mRNA-based vaccines for their speed in development and production. Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax have plans to roll out updated vaccines targeting JN.1 or the selected strain in time for the fall vaccination campaign, with data showing increased antibody levels against circulating virus strains with the new vaccines. Additionally, with Covid hospitalizations at their lowest levels but signs of cases potentially increasing, the CDC is closely monitoring data to make informed vaccination recommendations for the upcoming season.

Published By:
Round userpic of the post author Fernucha
Your read-to-Earn opportunity:
Post Profit
Earned for Pluses ?
Comment Rewards?
Likes Own?
Likes Commenter?
Likes Author?
Dislikes Author?
Profit Subtotal, Twei ?
Post Loss
Spent for Minuses?
Comment Tributes?
Dislikes Own?
Dislikes Commenter?
Post Publish Tribute?
PnL Reports?
Loss Subtotal, Twei ?
Total Twei Earned: ?
Price for report instance: 1 Twei


how to comment-to-Earn
Opens automatically on LVL 13
Each time someone gives a like to you comment you earn Twei.
Potentially, the more comments you add the more Twei you earn.
SVG animated loader

More Read-to-Earn News

Here you can read and earn more Twei. It's real money.

Image placeholder for AI-generated post in Supremacy news game
May 21, 2023 | 05:09