Early studies indicate that Omicron’s spike protein mutations help the variant evade virus-fighting antibodies generated by previous infections or vaccines. Photo: Shutterstock
Early studies indicate that Omicron’s spike protein mutations help the variant evade virus-fighting antibodies generated by previous infections or vaccines. Photo: Shutterstock

Vaccine T-cells may hold robust defensive line against Omicron variant: study

  • Researchers in Hong Kong and Australia say T-cell responses induced by vaccines and previous infections might help protect against severe illness
  • But cases might rise because of Omicron’s ability to evade antibodies

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Early studies indicate that Omicron’s spike protein mutations help the variant evade virus-fighting antibodies generated by previous infections or vaccines. Photo: Shutterstock
Early studies indicate that Omicron’s spike protein mutations help the variant evade virus-fighting antibodies generated by previous infections or vaccines. Photo: Shutterstock
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