A total of 2727 sequences were submitted with specimen collection dates on or after 09/04/2023 (of which 278 (~10%) were collected via airport surveillance)
#NY has uploaded a lion's share of sequences this period
Sep 11 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
@3Whatevah @outbreakupdates @siamosolocani @yunlong_cao Mutations in the spike protein can change its shape or structure, making it less recognizable to antibodies generated in response to previous infections or vaccinations. 2/n
@3Whatevah @outbreakupdates @siamosolocani @yunlong_cao Immune evasive mutations can potentially reduce the efficacy of vaccines. If a variant with such mutations becomes dominant and vaccines are less effective against it, booster shots or updated vaccines targeting the new variants may be needed to maintain protection. 3/n
Sep 8 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
BA.2.86* #Pirola Updates
#UnitedKingdom has uploaded 27 sequences to GISAID today- majority of these sequences were from a single care-home outbreak.
While this is not surprising for a lineage like BA.2.86*, the attack rate of ~87% is still high.