NBC: A new Covid variant has become dominant amid slow uptake of the updated shots
HV.1, the new Covid variant derived from XBB, has been slowly increasing in Covid infections since August from 1% to 22%. Experts state that the new Covid booster can offer cross protection. However, only around 4% of the population has received the vaccine, and experts anticipate low vaccination numbers overall. Click here to learn more about the frustrations from experts and the vaccine itself.