Omicron’s latest Subvariant, BA.2.12.1, may present 3 misleading early symptoms

Susan Huang, M.D., the medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UCI Health in Orange County, indicates that current data available to healthcare providers suggest this latest Omicron subvariant is highly contagious. “This variant is about 25% more contagious than the original Omicron variant that entered the U.S. last fall — seemingly accounting for about 40% of current cases,” she tells Good Housekeeping.