In a 40-minute interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, Dr Lessells, who is a Senior Infectious Diseases Specialist at the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, said in the case of earlier variants laboratory tests have shown a 10-fold reduction in neutralizing antibodies. In the case of Omicron, it seems to be four times greater. He called this “a big drop-off in neutralizing capacity”.
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