BA.2 Accounts for More than Half of New US Cases, CDC Estimates

[ad_1] according to estimates From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, the highly contagious Omicron subvariant known as BA.2It is now the dominant version of the virus in new US cases, which caused an increase in coronavirus cases in Europe. World Health Organization last week repeated was BA.2 dominant version Omicron worldwide …

CDC Airport Surveillance Finds First Known Case of BA.2 in the US

[ad_1] Eligible travelers can volunteer to provide a self-collected nose swab at the airport. Swabs from five to 25 passengers from the same flight or country were added to a single tube and then tested for the virus using PCR testing. Positive samples were then sequenced to determine which version of the virus was present. …

Fauci Predicts Increase in US Cases from BA.2 Subvariant

[ad_1] The Biden administration’s chief advisor on the pandemic, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci predicted a similar “increase” in coronavirus infections to the current increase in Europe on Sunday, despite the current decline in cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the US. On ABC’s “This Week”, Dr. “This is not the time to declare victory, because this …

What We Know About the ‘Secret’ BA.2 Omicron Variant

[ad_1] As the Omicron coronavirus surge wanes, researchers keep an eye out for a highly contagious disease. Subvariant known as BA.2. While it doesn’t appear to have the capacity to drive a large wave of new infections, the variant could potentially slow the current decline in Covid cases and make treatments more difficult. Here’s what …