What is stealth Omicron, can sub-variant BA.2 escape immune system? WHO explains
- Omicron has always applied to the whole family. BA.1-3 - we've known about them all since late-Nov/early-Dec
- BA.3 is still not doing much, but BA.2 is now catching up on her sister's heels
With new sub-variants of Omicron coming to light, there seems to be much confusion brewing around the COVID variant. Clarifying the air around it, Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization's technical lead on Covid-19 said, Omicron includes Pango lineage B.1 and also its descendent lineages. That is, BA.1, BA.2, BA.3, all three together form the Omicron family.
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