Covid Wars continue
I recently had a scare in that a person I met at a social gathering revealed to me that he had had Covid the week prior. Luckily, he wasn't contagious when I saw him, a week after showing symptoms, but he did explain how he got it, even though he already had had Covid (Omicron) 6 months earlier. He said he was at a friend's house for dinner, and the friend recently returned from Florida. That friend managed to infect his entire family, at least, for a total of seven new infections. The wife, children, uncle, etc. all came down. The guy I know was triple-vaccinated but he still got a new sub-variant (even though he had Covid 6 months ago). The new sub-variant seems resistant to the immunity that was (sort of) established when everybody was getting sick in the Nov/Dec/Jan waves.
So it came as no surprise that I saw a new report on TV today, that the BA.5 sub-varient is now the most common cause of Covid, and that Covid cases are 33% higher than before. BA.5 makes up 70% of all new cases, according to this report. It is unknown if BA.5 is physically harder on people than Omicron was. Is Omicron BA.5 the ‘Worst Version’ of Covid-19 Coronavirus seen? "https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2022/07/03/is-omicron-ba5-worst-version-of-covid-19-coronavirus-seen/" https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2022/07/03/is-omicron-ba5-worst-version-of-covid-19-coronavirus-seen/