Officials cite 'encouraging' signs boosters may neutralize omicron variant

Published December 8, 2021

Sinclair Broadcasting Group ran an article on existing booster shots offering protection against Omicron that quotes Timothy Murphy, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “I think an important message is these are very, very preliminary with small numbers...,” said Murphy of the studies. “The encouraging part is, with boosters, it seems like that raises the level of protectiveness in the laboratory.” The story ran in dozens of regional outlets nationwide, including ABC St. Louis and FOX11 News of Wisconsin.