Oct. 18, 2022 – Move over, BA.5. There are some new kids in town and no one is sure yet if we should be worried.
But there is concern that COVID-19 virus subvariants BQ.1 and BQ1.1 will become a major threat in the U.S. and that XBB could alter the COVID picture globally.
At this point, infectious disease experts have only predictions.
A worst-case scenario would be a surge of one or more strains that evade our immune protections just as a predicted fall and winter surge hits the United States.
At the same time, we know a lot more about SARS-CoV-2 than we…