The Wall Street Journal: Covid-19 Cases Rise in the U.S., With Limited Impact
Although the United States has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, there doesn’t seem to be a rise in severe illness. Areas where Omicron sub-variants such as BA.2 first hit have seen a flattening in cases. In other places such as New York, easier spreading omicron versions such as BA.2.12.1 have caused an increase in cases but with much fewer hospitalizations or deaths compared to previous Omicron surges. Cases now have a seven-day moving average of 55,000 per day which is double the average of early April. Hospitalizations have increased slightly from 15,000 in mid-April to 17,000 now which is a small increase for a case surge. Experts believe booster vaccine antibodies are still working effectively in limiting symptoms of new variants. The full article by Brianna Abbott and Jon Kamp can be read here on The Wall Street Journal. For more on COVID-19 click here.