Omicron sub-lineages dodge immunity: study

By Tim Cocks
Updated May 1 2022 - 9:06am, first published 9:03am
Only 30 per cent of South Africa's population of 60 million is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Two new sub-lineages of the Omicron coronavirus variant can dodge antibodies from earlier infection well enough to trigger a new wave, but are far less able to thrive in the blood of people vaccinated against COVID-19, South African scientists have found.