. In Case You’ve Missed It New Omicron offshoot BA.4.6 evades protection of Evusheld’s antibodies, study finds « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNN – BA.4.6 is an offshoot of the BA.4 subvariant of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Only a couple of mutations separate it from its predecessor, but it is slowly gaining ground in the United States, even against BA.5, which continues to dominate transmission. BA.4.6 is now causing an estimated 7% to 10% of new Covid-19 infections, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is particularly prevalent in the Midwest, where it is causing an estimated 18% of new infections. Evusheld is a combination of two long-lasting, lab-created antibodies made by AstraZeneca.

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