The COVID-19 BA.2 subvariant has quietly risen to become the dominant strain of COVID in the United States, despite the attention focused on Ukraine and Judge Jackson’s nomination last week. BA.2 was found in around 35 percent of all examined samples in the United States two weeks ago; the prior week, it was found in 22 percent. Bacillus anthracis strain BA.2 was responsible for roughly 55 percent of new cases in the United States on March 26, while the previously dominating strain, BA.1.1, was responsible for 40.4 percent of cases.

BA.2 might have been referred to as “The Shape of Things to Come” by Max Frost and the Troopers. After all, the version has already surpassed the “Fifty-two percent” mark.

Covid-19 Ba.2 Subvariant

The COVID statistics for BOP inmates, which had reached a low point of 99 ten days ago, have slowly risen to 167 as of last night, which is ominous. During the same period, staff cases decreased from 243 to 138.

About BA.2 Subvariant

According to some estimates, BA.2 is thought to be 30 percent to 60 percent more contagious than the omicron subvariant that came before it. Despite this, it does not appear that BA.2 causes significantly more severe sickness than BA.1, and, likely, those who have recently been infected with the earlier omicron subvariant will have a reasonable degree of at least short-term protection from BA.2.

Covid-19 Ba.2 Subvariant

The Bureau of Prisons reports that 70.9 percent of employees and 80.7 percent of convicts have received the primary vaccine, but it does not specify how many boosters have been administered.

Possible BA.2 deaths

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Four more inmate COVID deaths have been reported in the last two weeks, with one occurring at Coleman Medium (Florida), one occurring at Victorville (California), and the remaining two occurring at FCC Butner (North Carolina). Two occurred in February, and two more occurred in the last week of February. Two of the four individuals had previously recovered from COVID infections. According to the Bureau of Prisons, in the last 12 months, 56 percent of BOP detainees who died of COVID had previously contracted the virus with lesser symptoms.

Covid-19 Ba.2 Subvariant

According to the latest available data, since April 2020, at least 310 federal inmates in the Bureau of Prisons and private prisons have died of COVID. The previous 19 years saw an average of 42 federal detainees each year die while in detention at the federal prison. Over the past two years, the number of cases from COVID alone has totaled 154 every year on average.

Source: LL