Yesterday, the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) announced that it is currently studying the new Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 to assess the extent to which this variant is neutralized by antibodies produced by the BriLifeTM COVID-19 vaccine.
Previously, the IIBR released a scientific report demonstrating effective antibodies against the Delta variant in a sample of patients who were vaccinated with BriLife.
The Omicron variant is, by far, the most complicated of all mutations studied thus far. While the Delta variant has 18 spike protein mutations, experts have identified 43 spike protein mutations for Omicron. It’s important to note that while the number of mutations does not necessarily define the severity of illness for those infected, a larger number of mutations may pose additional challenges to the immunity produced by vaccines targeting the original wild-type virus.
NRx will continue to provide updates as they become available about the BriLife COVID-19 vaccine, its development, and data produced from laboratory experiments and clinical trials. We are fortunate that the IIBR, as a government laboratory, is organized to receive new variants of the virus as they are detected and isolated.
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