. Do New Covid ‘Scrabble’ Variants Make Omicron Boosters Pointless? Here’s What Experts Say « JO LEE MAGAZINE

World News Era – If you’ve received a new omicron-specific Covid booster, you’re the most protected you possibly can be against the virus.

But there’s a new batch of so-called “Scrabble” variants circulating globally. While omicron’s BA.5 subvariant still accounts for nearly 40% of U.S. Covid cases, strains like BQ.1, BQ.1.1 and BA.4.6 are rising each week, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

The new strains present an uncomfortable question: Are the new bivalent boosters still worth getting…

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