The new versions of the virus are not as strong as the first…
There has been a slight uptick in cases as the new versiosn of virus joins thosand’s more that are in normal circluation around the planet trying to live on in humans…(Virus’s are acutual a normal part of life on this planet)
There is a new booster on its way for the fall….
This IS a new media story you can worry about….
And maybe a political story also besides healthcare one….
The latest variant does not appear to make people sicker than earlier iterations of the virus; antiviral treatments should still work against it and tests should still detect it, according to a risk assessment published Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s too soon to know whether the updated booster formula expected to come out next month that targets a different subvariant would be effective against this highly mutated one….
Most fade into irrelevance. Others, such as the XBB lineageaccounting for most U.S. cases this year, outcompete the rest with their transmissibility and ability to infect — and reinfect. Nearly every announcement of a new variant came with reassurance from public health officials that it did not cause more severe illness.
But BA.2.86 stands out in the omicron family tree because of how much it has morphed. It has more than 30 mutations on its spike protein, the part of the virus that pierces through the cell and that vaccines train the body to fend off. Experts believe the antibodies forged through battles with earlier variants will have a difficult time recognizing this new foe….