Heads up for the next variant – might be able to transmit better and cause worse disease,

Something to keep an eye on, although I hope its nothing. CNN report.

Here goes:

  • The BA.2 virus — a subvariant of the Omicron coronavirus variant — isn’t just spreading faster than its distant cousin, it may also cause more severe disease and appears capable of thwarting some of the key weapons we have against Covid-19, new research suggests.
  • New lab experiments from Japan show that BA.2 may have features that make it as capable of causing serious illness as older variants of Covid-19, including Delta.

  • And like Omicron, it appears to largely escape the immunity created by vaccines.

The tin hats will like this though:

  • A booster shot restores protection, making illness after infection about 74% less likely.

Is that a #3 shot booster or a #4?



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