July 6, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data indicating that a new omicron subvariant known as BA.5 now comprises most U.S. COVID-19 cases. According to the data, BA.5 now makes up 53.6 percent of U.S. cases and BA.4 makes up another 16.5 percent. The subvariants have mutations that have shown an increased ability to evade the protection from vaccines and previous infection, prompting concern about a new increase in cases. (Article here)