Spillover of new BA.1 sublineage from persistently infected COVID patient into the community

“The new BA.1 sub-lineage transmitted to five independent cases, including two reported in GISAID from a different surveillance effort”…

Gisaid: BA.1 sublineage with T6001C and S mutations: S:E96D, S:L167T, S:R346T, S:L455W, S:K458M, S:E484V, S:H681R, S:P688V, detected in New York, USA #663....More...

UK ONS: 2.7% of the British population reporting Long Covid symptoms

An estimated 1.7 million people living in private households in the UK (2.7% of the population) were experiencing self-reported long COVID as of 5 March 2022

The estimates presented in this analysis relate to self-reported long COVID, as experienced by study participants who responded to a representative survey, rather than clinically diagnosed ongoing symptomatic COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 syndrome in the full population....More...

Bill Gates: “Omicron, is a type of vaccine…”

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was recently recorded as saying “Sadly, the virus itself, particularly, the variant called omicron, is a type of vaccine, that is, it creates both B-cell and T-cell immunity, and it’s done a better job getting out to the world population than we have with vaccines.”...More...