Since its debut two years ago, the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has demonstrated its remarkable adaptability and transmissibility, defying many virological preconceptions held prior to the pandemic. Its lineage has expanded to include a formidable array of descendants, exhibiting an enhanced ability to evade immune defenses and seek out new hosts. The possibility exists that Omicron could become an enduring presence in our lives, evolving much like the seasonal influenza virus. However, researchers caution that the virus harbors the potential to catch us off guard, particularly if we slacken our vigilance.
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-UT Southwestern Medical Center
-Michigan Medicine – University of Michigan
-Mass General Brigham
-University of Cambridge
-SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
-Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center