In this episode, we discuss the new BA.2 variant, a sublineage of Omicron (aka BA.1). How does BA.2 differ from BA.1/Omicron, and from Delta for that matter?
We share news and information from the US, Denmark, Japan, South Africa, as well as the World Health Organization about this new variant and why some people feel hopeful - despite the continued illness and positive cases we are seeing worldwide.
We also discuss why COVID continues to be a concern for the immunocompromised and why protections can still be crucial.
NPR: "More Contagious Version of Omicron Spreads in US, Fueling Worries"