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Omicron subvariant BA.5 is currently the leading strain of COVID-19 in the United States.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BA.5 is currently up 53.6% in cases nationwide.
The Johns Hopkins Corona Virus Resource Center shows that there have been 179,507new COVID-19 casesand more than 430 deaths in the past day.
However, according to the New York Times, only 23 states are currently releasing new data, only once a week, with reduced testing.
On July 4th, COVID kills hundreds of Americans every day
Holidays from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, June 19, 2022, from the promenade of Lehobos Beach, Delaware. I will look at it. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The virus still infects Americans, but with vaccination Infection is a serious illness.
However, vaccine protection is weakening, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given vaccine makersthe latest shots to prepare BA.4 and BA.5. I advise you to target. This fall.
File-Nurse registered with Northwell Health The COVID-19 vaccine at the pop-up vaccination site of the Albania Islamic Cultural Center on April 8, 2021 in the Staten Island district of New York. (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer, file)
BA4 accounts for 16.5% of the variants in circulation.
FDA wants COVID boosters targeting OMICRON BA.4, BA.5 subvariants
Experts Escape the accumulated immunity.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID-19 is increasing in 110 countries, with BA.4 and BA.5 showing a total surge of 20%.
Doctors pass in front of the university 2020 December 11, 2014, Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. (Ulysses Nyos / Baltimore San via AP)
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Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 88 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirusand more than 1 million have died. Due to the virus.
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Julia Musto is a reporter for FoxNews Digital. She can be found on Twitter at @JuliaElenaMusto.