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Most public health officials would have expected an increase in Covid-19 cases, even before we knew about XBB.1.5. so whether the increases in Covid cases that are occurring during the holidays are occurring because of the social interactions that people have had or whether they’re specifically related to XBB.1.5 is still something that isn’t clear. Both of those things are probably contributing.
To me, what’s really a concern is the ongoing infections and whether they’re producing more variants in China that might be of particular concern for us, and testing people before they get on a plane won’t answer that question, what we really need is to do a much better job of sequencing the viruses from individuals who are traveling from China so that we can aid in terms of understanding what kinds of variants are circulating there.
In an ideal world, unvaccinated individuals infected with omicron would be lining up for a vaccine shot.
Found on FOX News 11 months ago
The data from Public Health England has shown that Public Health England outcompeted the Alpha variant in that population. That is strong head to head evidence that Public Health England is Public Health England, here in the US it is doing very similar things. It seems to be on its way to becoming the dominant lineage in the US.
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