Omicron BQ Variants, Dangerous to Immunocompromised, Dominant in US

With the BQ variants of Omicron now dominating the nation, officials are warning immunocompromised people that they could be more severely infected.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Omicron BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 variants are now the dominant strains of the virus, accounting for 57% of new cases nationwide.

Yahoo News reported the new variants are highly contagious, with infections doubling each week, spreading twice as fast as older variants like BA.2.75.2.

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