BA.5 and summer's COVID wave

Take steps to protect yourself against COVID-19.

Subscribe to Black Iowa News. Thanks for reading.

The highly transmissible Omicron subvariant BA.5 continues fueling an increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths — even as Americans fly, take vacations and participate in crowded summer festivities.

President Joe Biden is isolating after being infected with the highly infectious BA.5 subvariant and is “responding to therapy as expected,” according to his White House physician. Biden received the COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid, which is given to people during the first five days of a COVID-19 infection to halt the virus from replicating.

You've reached the end of this article preview. Subscribe for premium access here to read the rest of the article and get more exclusive benefits.

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Scroll to Top