Friday, 4 June 2021

Flu virus became less diverse, simplifying task of making flu shots

quote [ The greater the genetic distance between the clades, the bigger the cost of making the wrong choice. Vaccine that protects reasonably well against one might perform poorly if the other turned out to be the dominant strain in a given winter.
[…]
But an unexpected upside of the Covid-19 pandemic may have solved this problem for us — or at least made flu’s diversity more manageable. ]

It wasn't long ago that I read about people fearing of not having a diverse enough source for good flu shots … looks like it was the other way around.
[SFW] [health]
[by Paracetamol@3:00pmGMT]

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