Covid-19 booster vaccines should leave out original spike protein

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The first covid-19 vaccines were based connected nan spike macromolecule from nan original virus, but including this successful boosters whitethorn beryllium hindering immunity to newer variants

By Michael Le Page

Covid-19 vaccines were primitively designed for a type of nan microorganism that nary longer exists

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Vaccine-makers should extremity including nan spike macromolecule of nan original SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus successful covid-19 booster jabs to make them much effective against existent variants, a study of antibody responses has concluded.

The first covid-19 vaccines were based connected a SARS-CoV-2 genome series from Wuhan, China, made public connected 11 January 2020. From this, researchers wished nan series of nan spike macromolecule connected nan extracurricular of nan microorganism and started creating vaccines based connected it. Moderna …

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