The Latest in Critical Care, 8/28/23 (Issue #12)
New Covid variant BA.2.86 turns epidemiologists’ heads.
It’s highly mutated (35 mutations on the spike protein; as big a change as Omicron relative to the Wuhan strain), suggesting vaccines and neutralizing antibodies will be less effective against it. It’s presumed to be highly transmissible, although Omicron is already hyper-transmissible. And it’s pro…
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