The past two years have been troubling for Americans and people worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus spread rapidly and caused many events, making life very challenging for most people.
Two years later, it seemed as though the pandemic was over, but then all hell broke loose again. There are an alarming number of cases as the new COVID-19 sub-variant sweeps across the US.
More than 85% of Americans are in areas where authorities are worried about medium or high transmission rates. This is a new strain of COVID-19, affecting most people, even some who have already used the vaccine.
The ba.5 sub-variant is highly infectious, and the number of American COVID-19 patients is soaring. The numbers have been at their highest since March when the government let go of some COVID safety measures.
Doctors in LA County say they see fewer patients experiencing respiratory failure, unlike the previous surges. The number of chronic cases is lower, but the infections are steadily climbing.
Experts say the public should pay more attention to this strain and take all necessary precautions to prevent infections. The ba.5 sub-variant is hyper contagious, and new variants will come after it. This increases the risk of infection, and the CDC advises new safety measures.
The CDC advises Americans in communities with high infection levels to stay indoors with masks. Consider masking in the mildly affected areas based on individual risk. Dr. Anthony Fauci advises that vaccines and boosters will help manage this and future strains.
This raises concerns since more than 50% of legible Americans have not gotten their first booster. CDC research proves that booster shots increase protection against the Omicron strain. Americans must take all precautions to deal with this problem before it worsens.