Steady rise in Covid-19 variants could lead to Winter surge in cases

Steady rise in Covid-19 variants could lead to Winter surge in cases

For two years, coronavirus variants emerged, one by one, sweeping the globe.

However, this Fall and Winter are expected to be different.

Instead of a single variant lurking on the horizon, health experts are expecting swarms of viruses.

Multiple versions of the omicron variant are reported to keep popping up to drive the next wave.

In the US, BA.4.6 and BF.7 have been slowly picking up steam until BQ.1.1 started to steal the spotlight a couple of weeks ago.

A newbie called XBB also looms on the sidelines waiting to take over Europe and North America this fall.

The bivalent booster vaccine authorized in September is reported to protect against the original strain of Covid-19 and sub-variants.

Insured and uninsured Americans can receive the new bivalent booster at no cost as long as the federal government continues to purchase and distribute them.