Coronavirus: alarm over the number of hospitalized babies

The Omicron mutation in relation to the Delta strain turned out to be more dangerous for babies, experts say. According to a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Κέντρων Ελέγχου και Πρόληψης Ασθενειών, CDC), the number of children under 4 years of age treated for Covid-19 strain Omicron was five times […]

Omicron mutation: early results from specialty vaccines are disappointing

Booster doses of vaccines that are specifically designed for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus provide only modest benefits over existing Covid-19 vaccines. According to the journal Nature, a booster dose, especially against Omicron, does not provide a significant benefit beyond the protection of a third dose of existing vaccines. One study examined the immune […]

Omicron "lives" on skin and plastic more than any other strain

The Omicron strain can survive longer on plastic surfaces and on human skin than previous variants of the coronavirus, according to Japanese scientists who conducted comparative laboratory experiments. Researchers led by Dr. Ryohei Hiroshe of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Kyoto Medical University, who made a preliminary publication on medRxiv, according to Reuters, found […]

Expert: those who have been ill with the Omicron strain are immune to Delta

Dimitris Paraskevis, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at EKPA and Member of the Expert Committee, spoke to ERT about the differences between the Delta and Omicron mutations. The expert noted that those infected with the Omicron strain will not get the Delta variant because they have developed antibodies. He added that more patients […]

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