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Will BA.2 cause another COVID wave in the U.S.?

Health, April 8, 2022

April 8, 2022

Will BA.2 cause another COVID wave in the U.S.?

Additionally, current events can impact COVID-19 waves, and might be helpful in explaining why certain populations are seeing a rise in BA.2 cases while others aren’t. Some of the surges in Europe could currently or eventually be related to the war in Ukraine—and the resulting mass migration—Bernadette Bodin-Albala, PhD, MPH, director and founding dean of public health at University of California Irvine, told Health.com. “You have a lot of potential for variants or spread because you’ve got more vulnerable populations,” she said. Only around 35% of Ukrainians have been vaccinated.