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Cases of COVID-19 in the United States, which had been declining sharply since t

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Cases of COVID-19 in the United States, which had been declining sharply since the peak of the Omicron wave in January, have begun to tick upwards over the past few weeks.⁠
At this point, nationwide numbers are still lower than they have been for many months, but parts of the country — particularly the Northeast — have seen cases rise at a faster rate. ⁠

This increase in infections is driven by a subvariant of Omicron called BA.2. Though BA.2 doesn’t appear to cause more severe infections or evade immunity any more effectively than the first version of Omicron, it does seem to be substantially more infectious.⁠

Many experts have expressed concern that the U.S. is being too lax about the dangers posed by BA.2. They argue that, though it may not be as severe as some previous surges, any new wave of infections represents suffering and death that could be avoided if stronger mitigation measures were kept in place. There are also fears that health authorities won’t be able to keep track of how widespread infections are because of limited testing availability and the increased use of at-home tests that don’t get logged in government data.⁠

But others are confident that the U.S. is in a strong position to weather the BA.2 wave without having to reinstate COVID policies used during previous surges. They say that between vaccinations and previous infections, most Americans now have a substantial amount of immunity that will protect them from severe infections. Some also argue that health authorities need to be careful about potentially overreacting to upticks in cases, which they say could make the public less willing to adhere to stricter protocols if they become truly necessary in the future.⁠

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✍️: Yahoo News⁠
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  1. Figure it out Yahoo News. Plus we’re not hit much as Europe & China are due to our vaccines more effective. Plus we have to live with it as well. The rest of world is following us.

  2. Libs have been in utter hysteria for two years. Americans hate them for the damage that’s resulted.

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