Why old COVID-19 vaccine efficacy struggles in face of omicron variants

Why old COVID-19 vaccine efficacy struggles in face of omicron variants

KCBS, August 24, 2022

Journalists at the San Francisco radio station interviewed Dr. Vineet Menachery, Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Coronavirus has been on a mission to evade the immune system since its beginning, he said. “As these new variants emerge, part of the issue is that they have an increased ability to get around our immune defenses, so developing new vaccine platforms that target these new variants will improve our immunity, is the hope,” Menachery said. MSN also carried this interview.