Omicron BA.5 makes up 82% of COVID variants in US: CDC

Omicron BA.5 makes up 82% of COVID variants in US: CDC


This is higher than the 75.9% rate estimated last week.
BA.5 has resulted in an increase in the number of new infections worldwide.
Omicron BA.4 sub-variants are estimated at 12.9%.

On Tuesday, Omicron’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated 81.9% of coronavirus variants circulating in the United States for the week ending July 23, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC (CDC).

This is higher than the 75.9% prevalence estimated last week.

BA.5 has resulted in a new wave of infections worldwide and has been shown to be particularly effective in evading the immune protection obtained by vaccination or prior infection.

Omicron’s BA.4 sub-variant is estimated to account for 12.9% of the variants circulating in the United States, according to data.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked vaccine manufacturers to target the two currently dominant subvariables for a potential fall booster dose. US health officials are also urging people 50 and older to get vaccinated, adding that it won’t stop them from getting another “dual” booster designed to repel specific Omicrons. more by the end of the year.

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