BioNTech and Pfizer said a three-shot course of their Covid-19 vaccine was able to neutralise the new Omicron variant. Photograph: Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg

BioNTech and Pfizer said on Wednesday that a three-shot course of their Covid-19 vaccine was able to neutralise the new Omicron variant in a laborato(...)

BioNTech chief executive Ugur Sahin: ‘We think it’s likely that people will have substantial protection against severe disease caused by Omicron.’ Photograph: Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus can partially evade the protection from two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine, the research head (...)

Signs for an NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre at Westfield Stratford City in London on Sunday. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images

The Omicron variant is “spreading pretty rapidly” across the UK and new travel rules will be too late to prevent a potential wave of infections, one o(...)