Dr. John Campbell
New Omicron Subvariant, Crazy Infectious Dr. Ashish Jha, White House COVID-19 response coordinator
Spread of XBB.1.5 is stunning. 80% of Americans who’ve already been infected are likely to catch it again
Dr. Paula Cannon, virologist, University of Southern California: It’s crazy infectious. All the things that have protected you for the past couple of years, I don’t think are going to protect you against this new crop of variants.
Essentially, everyone in the country is at risk for infection now, even if they’re super careful, up to date on vaccines, or have caught it before.
The number of severe infections and deaths remains relatively low, despite the high level of infections.
US Variant Proportions https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-trac…