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BA.2 Covid variant now accounts for more than one-third of new infections, says CDC

By SUNITA SOHRABJI/EMS Contributing Editor


The BA.2 variant of Omicron now accounts for 35 percent of new Covid infections in the U.S., and more than 50 percent in New York and New England. But experts from the Centers for Disease Control say that cases overall will be less severe.


“As we're learning from our colleagues in Europe, Asia and South Africa, the BA.2 has resulted in varied