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Professor Predicts A Vaccine-Resistant COVID-19 Strain Is Likely To Develop


Dr. Mark Dybul, CEO of Enochian BioSciences, Inc and professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, sits with CBSN (CBS News’ national 24-hour streaming news network) to discuss the COVID-19 and potential new variants.

If We Want The Pandemic To End, CEOs Need To Do What Governments Won't–Including Getting Tougher And Smarter About Vaccines


By Mark Dybul and Serhat Gumrukcu

“As the world scrambles to understand the full impact of the Omicron variant, what we do know is that its emergence did not need to happen. Since March 2020, we and others have warned that failure to respond to COVID-19 in a global way increased the likelihood of dangerous resistant variants popping up around the world. An investment of tens of billions of dollars than could have averted the tens of trillions in economic losses Omicron could cause—on top of the tens of trillions COVID-19 has already cost.”

This article originally appeared on Fortune.com.

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Beating COVID Will Require A 5-Part Strategy—Including Mandatory Boosters And A Drug We Don’t Have Yet


By Mark Dybul and Serhat Gumrukcu

“A vaccine-only strategy is doomed to fail. Delta reproduces so rapidly that by the time an infected person’s immune system kicks in, the virus could have already spread to others. That fact, combined with the slow rollout of vaccines, is a recipe for disaster. Like all viruses, every time SARS-CoV-2 reproduces, it mutates. If a mutation occurs that evades the protective effect of vaccines, it is more likely to thrive in a vaccinated person. With Delta, the virus freely ping-pongs between vaccinated and unvaccinated people across the globe, significantly increasing the odds that it will “escape” the effectiveness of vaccines. “

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Georgetown Medical Professor and Immunologist Predicts There Will Be A Fully Vaccine-Resistant COVID Variant By The Spring


“Dr. Mark Dybul has some good news and bad news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that advances in therapeutics, vaccines, and the biotech sector will likely help the world avoid a repeat of the catastrophes that 2020 and 2021 brought. The bad news is that we’re likely to see a vaccine-resistant strain of the coronavirus sometime in spring 2022.”

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Georgetown Immunologist Who Has Accurately Predicted Coronavirus Trends Says There Are Only 3 Ways The Pandemic Could End–And You Really Don't Want Option 2 or 3


“In the spring of 2020, the CEO of Enochian BioSciences and professor at Georgetown University Medical Center’s Department of Medicine told The Hill that the following fall could see another wave, and it would likely be ‘more virulent.’ He’s also spoken out about the need to equally distribute resources when it comes to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for a globally ‘coordinated response.'”

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The Safest Way to Return to the Office, According to a Georgetown Immunologist Who Studied Under Fauci


“Many U.S. workers are looking to return to the office in-person after the new year. In New York, employers expect nearly half of workers to be back in the office by the end of January 2022. But with COVID rates again on the rise in Northern Europe, how do employers make it safe?”

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