Omicron Variant XBB Cases Dramatically Rising – Update On Severity Potential And Spread USA/Globally

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XBB cases are rapidly increasing across the United States (now 18% of new COVID-19 cases) and world, with particularly high numbers in the Northeast United States (now more than 50% of new cases in the Northeast). COVID-19 cases are increasing and hospitalizations are increasing as well, especially in the elderly. We dive into these numbers and discuss any possible relation to rising XBB cases, including XBB.1.5.

XBB numbers are increasing across the entire United States, but with a particularly high increase in the Northeast in states such as Maine, New York, and more. XBB remains high in India, Singapore, and other Asian countries. Numbers are increasing in Australia, central and Northern Europe, and Peru in South America.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-…

Severity seems to be the same as previous Omicron variants based on a new study in pre-print and hamster models. Although its recombinant nature of two BA.2 Omicron variants, BJ.1 and BM.1.1.1, did seem to increase its ability to fuse with the human cell.

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.11…


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