The Throughput: RSV Vaccine Edition

Michael Siegel

Michael Siegel is an astronomer living in Pennsylvania. He blogs at his own site, and has written a novel.

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5 Responses

  1. Jaybird

    Welp, there’s a new covid variant.

    From the article:

    A new COVID-19 variant is causing concern in India — and it may be 1.2 times more infectious than the Kraken variant.

    The new strain, dubbed Arcturus, has increased 13-fold in the last month in the country.

    Arcturus — technically the Omicron subvariant XBB.1.16 — caused India’s health ministry to launch mock drills in order to see if hospitals are properly prepared to handle a potential influx of COVID patients.

    My main question is “why are we still on Omicron?”Report

    • Lenny in reply to Jaybird

      Squeak. Squeak. Squeak.

      [the varietal of sars-cov-2 that underwent serial passage through mice is in an entirely different, orthogonal direction from Beta and Delta]

      Scary Language Naming Schemes Aside, Omicron is here to stay.Report

  2. Jaybird

    This is the sort of thing that drives me nuts.


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