Omikron sub-variants ‘BQ.1’ and ‘BQ.1.1’ will soon conquer the US | National Geographic

As the US gears up for another wave of COVID-19 infections, scientists are concerned about the sudden and rapid spread of new Omikron subvariants. Out data of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published last week, the sub-variants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 now account for more than ten percent of all cases, while … Read more

Covid-19: Twice as many cases with BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 variants in the United States

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 U.S. health regulators estimated on Friday that BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 variants accounted for 16.6% of coronavirus cases in the country, nearly doubling from last week, as Europe expects them to become the dominant variants within a month. There is no evidence yet that the BQ.1 variant is linked to increased severity … Read more

COVID again? We know this about the BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 variants that set off alarms in the US – El Financiero

Los infections of coronavirus They have been growing in the United States since the first week of October, driven by two subvariants of Omicron: BQ.1 y BQ.1.1apparently more contagious than the previous ones, due to the minimal immunity they present. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)these variants account for 5.7 percent of … Read more

Should we be concerned about the new corona variant BQ.1? Virologist Steven Van Gucht explains

Virologist Marc Van Ranst notes that the infection figures are increasing, while the number of corona patients in hospitals will continue to fall for the time being. “Currently, for the first time in a long time, fewer than fifty beds in intensive care are occupied by patients admitted because of corona.” Based on the current … Read more