“This package would send the signal that Congress has not only turned its back on the rest of the world, but it risked the safety and security of the American people,” a humanitarian coalition said in a statement.
Source: Aid Groups Warn ‘More Variants Will Emerge’ If Congress Kills Global Covid Funds
Experts fear COVID-19 cases in the United States will rise in the next few weeks as the new BA.2 variant continues to spread throughout the country.
Source: COVID cases predicted to rise in coming weeks because of new BA.2 variant – ABC News
Global health experts and activists have been warning for more than a year that aggressive variants of the virus are essentially guaranteed as long as much of the world’s population remains unvaccinated.
Source: Opinion | Who Saw Omicron Coming? Many, in Fact | Amy Goodman
There’s a new COVID lineage called B.1.1.529. It has a genetic profile very different from other circulating variants
Source: The hunt for coronavirus variants: how the new one was found and what we know so far
Delta is far from the last variant. But what shape the virus takes next depends on us.
Source: Coronavirus Variants Can’t Survive on Speed Forever – The Atlantic
Early research indicates these new variants might be far more effective at breaching our vaccine defenses than Delta.
Source: New COVID Variants Threaten to Make Pandemic Permanent