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How is the BA.5 COVID-19 variant different from other strains?

How is the BA.5 COVID-19 variant different from other strains?

The fast-spreading BA.5 subvariant of Omicron and its close relative BA.4 now make up around 95% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to estimates published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The strains have driven an acceleration this month in the pace of new COVID-19 cases — President Biden among …

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BA.5 symptoms, infection, what to know about omicron subvariant

BA.5 symptoms, infection, what to know about omicron subvariant

BA.5 is still classified as an omicron variant but has new mutations different from BA.1 and BA.2 The first cases appeared in the Northeast, then started spreading to the South, Midwest and West Can you get BA.5 twice? Experts say it’s unlikely within the first month after infection The BA.5 subvariant of omicron continues to dominate …

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BA.5 makes up nearly 80% of new COVID cases. Here's what to know about the subvariant.

BA.5 makes up nearly 80% of new COVID cases. Here’s what to know about the subvariant.

The BA.5 subvariant of omicron continues to dominate the summer wave of COVID-19 in the United States, making up nearly 80% of new cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nowcast model. In the most recent week, ending Wednesday, 29 states reported more cases than the week before, a USA TODAY analysis …

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BA.5 Symptoms and Everything Else We Know About the New COVID Variant

BA.5 Symptoms and Everything Else We Know About the New COVID Variant

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. What’s happening The omicron variant of COVID-19 keeps changing, creating newer, more contagious variants. BA.5 seems to be the most contagious version to date and is causing most current COVID-19 cases in the US Why it matters BA.5 …

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Surge in BA.5 cases shows need for vaccine against all variants, experts say

Surge in BA.5 cases shows need for vaccine against all variants, experts say

Repeated surges in COVID-19 cases, the latest of which is mostly from the BA.5 omicron subvariant, likely will continue until a new vaccine is developed that can more effectively fight off all coronavirus variants, medical experts said. BA.5 has quickly become the dominant version of COVID-19, representing 65% of cases nationwide for the week ending …

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Feds may expand 2nd boosters to all adults as anxiety surges over BA.5 wave

Feds may expand 2nd boosters to all adults as anxiety surges over BA.5 wave

The swift rise of omicron subvariant BA.5—with its increased immune-evading abilities and demonstrable growth advantage—has federal officials on edge. In a flurry of activity late Monday and early Tuesday, officials doubled down on pandemic measures, renewed calls for vigilance, and are considering expanding eligibility of second boosters to all adults. In a press briefing Tuesday …

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Symptoms, Mutations and More: Latest on Super Contagious Omicron Subvariant BA.5

Symptoms, Mutations and More: Latest on Super Contagious Omicron Subvariant BA.5

A highly-transmissible mutation of the omicron COVID variant known as BA.5 is raising concerns globally as it continues to gain traction in several countries, sparking new waves of cases and, in some instances, hospitalizations. The rise in case rates, even as metrics remain uncertain due to at-home COVID test availability, has sparked warnings and renewed …

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