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BA.5 becomes most prominent COVID strain in the America. Here's how its symptoms differ

Fox31 Denver 06 Aug 2022
The BA.5 omicron subvariant, first detected in South Africa, now dominates COVID-19 cases in every region of the country after initially spiking in the U.S ... Health care workers are seeing fewer hospitalizations with BA.5, and fewer cases involving severe lung damage and reactive pneumonia as the disease mutates.
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BA.5 becomes most prominent COVID strain in the U.S. – here are its symptoms

The Hill 05 Aug 2022
The new BA ... The BA ... BA.5 made up 85.5 percent of cases for the week ending on July 30, the CDC notes ... Health care workers are seeing fewer hospitalizations with BA.5, and fewer cases involving severe lung damage and reactive pneumonia as the disease mutates. “In general, this BA.5 is milder,” Segarra said.
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Why Animals Are Less Vulnerable Than Humans to BA.5 and Omicron

Time Magazine 04 Aug 2022
“To my knowledge, there is no obvious increase in reporting SARS-CoV-2 in animals after the emergence of BA.5,” says Amélie Desvars-Larrive, an assistant professor at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna in Austria and a co-author of the Scientific Data study.
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Why Animals Aren't Getting Battered By BA.5 and Omicron Like Humans Are

Time 03 Aug 2022
“To my knowledge, there is no obvious increase in reporting SARS-CoV-2 in animals after the emergence of BA.5,” says Amélie Desvars-Larrive, an assistant professor at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna in Austria and a co-author of the Scientific Data study.
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No summer vacation for COVID-19 as cases, hospitalizations rise in Erie County

Erie Times-News 29 Jul 2022
Many of those hospitalized because of COVID symptoms are older than 75 and have chronic health issues like obesity, lung problems or diabetes.BA.5 more transmissible but not causing COVID-19 deaths ... the BA.5 subvariant is when compared to previous versions of COVID-19.
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Born to dance: Six-year-old twinkle toes Priya isn’t letting cystic fibrosis hold her back

Belfast Telegraph 28 Jul 2022
Dancing has always been in Courtney Doogan’s blood, but little did she know it would help boost her daughter’s lung function in her battle with cystic fibrosis ... Courtney was devastated when the health visitor confirmed Priya had cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-limiting genetic condition that causes a build-up of mucus in the lungs and digestive system.
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Mystery over spike in Covid deaths on hottest day ever: Virus fatalities jumped 70% in ...

The Daily Mail 28 Jul 2022
However, deaths are still running at a fraction of the levels seen during the darkest days of the pandemic ... Share ... 'I suspect that this is just a representation of the impact of the BA.5 variant which we know is returning to the lungs in a similar way to the Delta variant was and moving away from the upper airways where BA.2 was mostly active.' ... .
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How is the BA.5 COVID-19 variant different from other strains?

Sandhills Express 26 Jul 2022
Doctor answers questions about the BA.5 Coronavirus sub-variant ... reported a sharp increase in BA.2 infections at a time when cases in the U.S ... And early lab tests with the subvariant, like those recently released by scientists in Australia, suggest BA.5 might pose a greater danger thanks to its ability to infect lung tissue.
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Biden’s COVID symptoms ‘almost completely resolved,’ doctor says

The Hill 25 Jul 2022
O’Connor added that this oxygen saturation on room air is “excellent” and his lungs are clear. . The president’s physician on Saturday said that Biden likely contracted the BA.5 variant, which makes up ...
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Joe Biden likely infected with BA5 COVID-19 variant - responsible for maximum infections in US

India TV 24 Jul 2022
Joe Biden is very likely infected by highly contagious Omicron subvariant BA.5 ... Commenting on his health, Biden's physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor in a memo said, "Our preliminary sequencing results have returned ... His lungs remain clear," added the memo. A new study found that BA.5 is four times as resistant to vaccines as previous strains ... ....
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Why BA.5 Is the King of Coronavirus Variants

Mercola 21 Jul 2022
"BA.5 was first identified in South Africa on February 26 ... BA.5 Circumvents Previous Defenses ... The only experimental study10 we have for BA.5 so far suggests the virus replicates more efficiently in human lung cell cultures than the Omicron subvariant BA.2, and infection experiments on hamsters suggest it may cause more severe infection than BA.2.
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COVID Omicron Subvariant BA.4 & BA.5 Updates: BA.4 & BA.5 Are The Most Contagious, Transmissible, ...

Windermere Sun 19 Jul 2022
The COVID Omicron subvariants BA.4 & BA.5 are more infectious, more pathogenic outcomes (more serious diseases), and more fusogenic (more likely to fuse with adjacent cells in the body) ... BA.4 & BA.5 tend to affect lower portion of the lungs and are more dangerous form of infection ... this time being the BA.4 and BA.4 Omicron variants.
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DOH: Statewide, just 3% of those under 5 have been vaccinated

West Hawaii Today 14 Jul 2022
There also has been an increase of the new BA.5 variant throughout the state and county. BA.5 is a subvariant of omicron that attacks the upper respiratory system resulting in a runny nose, cough and sore throat, a change from original lower lung symptoms associated with initial strains of COVID-19.

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