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CDC Says Omicron BA.2 Variant is Spreading Fast in the U.S.
While it hasn’t been declared a variant of concern, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is concerned about the transmissibility of the most recent COVID-19 variant, the Omicron BA.2.
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Hong Kong Study Finds That BA.2 COVID-19 Variant is More Severe for Children

Researchers in Hong Kong studied the severity of the BA.2 variant among a small number of children who were hospitalized for the most recent COVID-19 strain. They found that children who were hospitalized with the BA.2 variant were 18 times more likely to be admitted to the ICU and seven times more likely to die compared to those hospitalized with the flu.

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3 Signs the BA.2 Variant is Surging in the U.S.
BA.2 accounts for the majority of U.S. COVID-19 cases and because of its high transmissibility risk, health authorities predict a new surge is coming. While we only have a partial picture of what’s to come with BA.2, health officials are watching out for three signs of a new surge.
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Physicians Fight Misinformation on Unproven COVID-19 Treatments
There are many drugs surfacing as effective treatments for COVID-19 but are not backed by research, clinical trials, or authorization from the U.S. FDA. Some physicians are aiming to shed light on false information on unproven COVID-19 treatments and stop their use in healthcare settings.
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