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Moderna developing shot targeting omicron, but is it necessary?

December 10, 2021

Moderna’s CEO came out with a bold statement predicting existing vaccines will struggle against the omicron mutation. These remarks come at a time when virtually no evidence exists that current shots will not protect against omicron. The company is currently developing a vaccine designed specifically to target the mutation. But is Moderna moving too quickly or is this a sound measure of precaution given the unknown potential impact of omicron?