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We Should Prepare for an Omicron COVID-19 Wave by Prioritising Cost-Effective Essential Emergency Critical Care Now

The new Omicron variant of COVID-19  may be more transmissible and more capable of evading vaccines than older variants due to its high number of mutations. There is a real concern that it could spread rapidly throughout the world and lead to another wave  of critically ill patients in low-and middle income countries (LMICs), where vaccine coverage remains low.

An image of many Covid vaccine bottles.

Can Serology Tests and Seroprevalence Surveys Inform a More Effective Vaccine Roll Out?

Vaccines have become a central instrument of our long-term response to the pandemic. Vaccination campaigns have now started around the world and will confer significant direct protection against infection, severe illness, and death to those inoculated. It may also protect against transmission, though robust evidence is yet to be confirmed.