CDC Reports Omicron Variant Accounts for 70% of COVID Cases

The percentage rose 18 points over the previous week.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released their weekly COVID-19 case report Tuesday which found that the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron make up 70% of the current coronavirus cases in the United States. Omicron constituted only 52% of coronavirus cases the week before.

“In a sense, we are chasing the virus, just as we do with influenza, and how close we can get to the variants that are prominent at the time, we’ll have to wait and see,” said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The FDA recently requested that vaccine producers redesign their vaccines to provide better protection against the new sub-variants.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Walensky to seek God’s direction as she oversees the CDC.
  • For FDA officials to be discerning as they test and evaluate updated COVID vaccines.
  • For Commissioner Califf as scientists and researchers monitor the effectiveness of COVID vaccines.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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