Omicron: the origin story

Like any good supervillain, Omicron has an origin story. As Omicron continues to spread throughout the winter, scientists are learning more about where it came from, and how it became so dangerous. Interestingly, the Omicron variant is not related to the last two major strains of COVID—Alpha and Delta—but has been developing in the shadows.
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Dr. Marianne Legato spoke on the importance of including women in clinical research for an NPR article on The Coronavirus Crisis. She commented on the dearth of clinical research on women because of the concerns about taking into account the impact of hormonal fluctuations in the female body. Click here for the full article:  “Protect Pregnant Women
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