What you need to know about COVID subvariants BA.5 and BA.2.75

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Although new omicron subvariants are again driving COVID-19 hospital admissions and deaths higher in recent weeks, Americans are less inclined to mask up and get boosters because of pandemic burnout. Consequently, it’s a new opportunity for the mutating virus to reinfect the population with a different strain. Speaking at the White House earlier this week, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explained that the highly transmissible BA.5 makes up about 65% of the cases. BA.2.75 is responsible for a much smaller number but could grow. Ques…

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