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As COVID cases rise, a new variant gives Johns Hopkins virologist pause

August 28, 2023

COVID cases are on the rise in the D.C. region, according to wastewater surveillance from BioBot Analytics. Meanwhile, a new variant — called BA.2.86 — is popping up around the world, catching the attention of public health officials and scientists. “This one just came on our radar screen,” said Andrew Pekosz, a virologist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

 

Article Source: WTOP

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