New Research Shows Pfizer's Booster Shot Helps Protect Against the Omicron Variant

Published December 8, 2021

Thomas Russo, chief of infectious disease in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is quoted in Shape magazine about Pfizer’s booster helps protect against Omicron. “Early data suggests that Omicron is more infectious than previous strains, according to the WHO. It also has several mutations in its spike protein, which is the part of the virus that's used to latch onto your cells,” says Russo. The article appeared on Yahoo! News, among other outlets.