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Omicron still dominant COVID strain in US – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2022-06-15 08:00:00 –

Doctors worried about the surge just before school in September

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — The Omicron variant of COVID-19 coronavirus remains the predominant strain nationwide. According to the CDC, Omicron’s BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants currently account for an estimated total of 20% of COVID cases in the United States.

Physicians are concerned about data showing that these submutants are superior in avoiding immunity from vaccines and previous infections.

Dr. Gregory Poland, head of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, said he was concerned that children could cause a summer surge as soon as they returned to school.

A breakthrough report from the Oregon Department of Health’s latest vaccine in May shows that more than 23,000 vaccinated people became ill with COVID, but only 2% of the group were hospitalized. I was sick enough.

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