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Medicine’s Scott Frank discusses the BA.2 subvariant and its implications

Ohio doctors, health officials monitor highly-transmissible Omicron BA.2 subvariant

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WEWS: Scott Frank, associate professor at the School of Medicine, discussed the BA.2 subvariant. “Cases remain very low in the U.S., which may be part of why people don’t appear as concerned about this as they have about other variants. That lack of concern, if it’s well-founded, won’t cause any harm at all, but the loosening of restrictions and lack of concern, if in fact, this becomes a new surge, will make it that much more difficult to deal with that surge,” said Frank.