New Omicron Sub-Variant More Transmissible, Not More Severe

Apparently people are not sufficiently fearful over Omicron, so now we have to be scared of BA.2. It's more transmissible than the original Omicron but not more severe.

Nearly half of U.S. states have confirmed the presence of BA.2 with at least 127 known cases nationwide as of Friday, according to a global data base that tracks Covid variants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a statement Friday, said although BA.2 has increased in proportion to the original omicron strain in some countries, it is currently circulating at a low level in the U.S.

There are a whopping 127 cases in the whole country. Clearly a serious pandemic threat.

Only where Omicron has been, BA.2 is not expected to produce a new wave.

Very scary.