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New COVID variant spreads quickly in NJ. Here’s what you need to know about BA.2

NorthJersey.com, March 17, 2022

March 17, 2022

New COVID variant spreads quickly in NJ. Here’s what you need to know about BA.2

“I’m more worried that the sheer biomass of virus in these places that are now experiencing major waves of omicron will lead to the emergence of new strains, of which we in the U.S. have not yet experienced,” said Daniel Parker, an infectious disease expert [and assistant professor of public health] at the University of California, Irvine. “That could certainly lead to spikes in cases like what we saw with delta and omicron.”