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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Vir Biotechnology (VIR) reported their Covid-19 antibody treatment retained effectiveness against the Omicron variant in laboratory studies, even as early data suggest that similar treatments work less well against the highly mutated strain, The Wall Street Journal tells us. The results provide hope that at least one monoclonal antibody therapy — a form of treatment that has proven useful in blunting severe disease — will remain effective against Omicron, which has been detected in dozens of countries since it was identified by scientists in South Africa two weeks ago.

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