Robert W Buckingham1* and Brittany Adams2
1University of Michigan, Flint, Michigan, United States 2University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
1University of Michigan, Flint, Michigan, United States
2University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
*Corresponding Author: Robert W Buckingham, Department of Public Health, University of Michigan, Flint, Michigan, United States.
Received: August 08, 2022; Published: August 23, 2022
COVID-19 is an ever-evolving virus. Quickly appearing and disappearing variants make it difficult to keep up with necessary changes in response. In 2021, WHO created a new naming system to help distinguish different variants. It has been crucial in identifying the many subvariants of Omicron, including the now majority BA.5. Vaccine manufacturers have been working to create boosters that are more effective against variants that have proven evasive of immunity provided by current vaccines. Scientists are divided about the best path forward for these new vaccines, especially concerning future unknown variants. It is impossible to know how long Omicron will be around or if, even in a few weeks, we will have a new variant taking its place.
Keywords: COVID-19; Omicron; Variants; Vaccines; WHO; FDA
Citation: Robert W Buckingham and Brittany Adams. “Evolution of COVID-19 Practices and Overview of Current Variants of Concern". Acta Scientific Microbiology 5.9 (2022): 140-144.
Copyright: © 2022 Robert W Buckingham and Brittany Adams. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.