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The common places BA.2 and other omicron subvariants are spreading

HuffPost, May 9, 2022

May 9, 2022

The common places BA.2 and other omicron subvariants are spreading

“Similar to other COVID variants, BA.2 spreads more easily in crowded, indoor locations with limited ventilation,” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, director and founding dean of the Program in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine. … Andrew Noymer, an [associate professor of public health], epidemiologist and demographer who studies infectious diseases at University of California, Irvine, said the main takeaway is that COVID-19 spreads indoors. “Anywhere you’re indoors, that’s where it’s spreading — anywhere and everywhere,” Noymer said.