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Now tracking the new emerging South Africa Omicron Variant

BA.2.1, 2.2 and 2.3

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    Posted: March 20 2022 at 1:04pm
New BA.2 sub-lineages | #OmicronVariant updates BA.2Alias of B.1.1.529.2 new: BA.2.1Alias of B.1.1.529.2.1, #UnitedKingdom #lineage  BA.2.2   Alias of B.1.1.529.2.2, #HongKong lineage BA.2.3Alias of B.1.1.529.2.3, lineage in #Philippines and other countries


DJ No idea how "official" this is....[url]https://twitter.com/DurianLiftOff/status/1500873483416633345/photo/3[/url] or https://twitter.com/DurianLiftOff/status/1500873483416633345/photo/3 

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARS-CoV-2_Omicron_variant#Sublineages_and_BA.2_subvariant[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARS-CoV-2_Omicron_variant#Sublineages_and_BA.2_subvariant does not (yet) use these sub-variants of BA.2 (yet)...[url]https://outbreak.info/situation-reports[/url] or https://outbreak.info/situation-reports also only has "BA.2"...

[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/sars-cov-2-ba-2-variant-continues-to-rise-globally,-constantly-spawning-newer-subvariants-and-causing-reinfections--new-surge-expected-in-america[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/sars-cov-2-ba-2-variant-continues-to-rise-globally,-constantly-spawning-newer-subvariants-and-causing-reinfections--new-surge-expected-in-america is making-more or less-the claim infection with one type of BA.2 may offer limited/no protection against getting infected with other BA.2 subvariants...

[url]https://www.coronaheadsup.com/asia/hong-kong/hong-kong-omicron-ba-2-with-si1221t-mutation-designated-ba-2-2/[/url] or https://www.coronaheadsup.com/asia/hong-kong/hong-kong-omicron-ba-2-with-si1221t-mutation-designated-ba-2-2/ at least links BA.2.2 to Hong Kong (DJ-I believed BA.2.1 would be linked to DenmarK not UK...BA.2.3 Philippines...cases +1%, deaths +4%...so may be just started there...)...

DJ-Very likely more BA.2 subvariants are around...TMN names Brazil, Cambodia and Thailand as likely to have their own BA.2 subvariants...

[url]https://outbreak.info/location-reports?loc=IND[/url] or https://outbreak.info/location-reports?loc=IND BA.2 at 93%...so in my understanding BA.2 in India very likely could see new sub-variants....India cases -40% (but if testing is "limited" numbers may not be the best indicator...). 

Omicron changed this pandemic...(extreme) high spread BA.2 30% higher then BA.1 ...BA.2.2 would spread even 45% more then BA.1...A very likely next step could be increase in viral loads...the "drive" in the virus is to create as many virusses as it can...(step 1=high infection, step 2=increasing viral load) ....resulting in more severe disease...

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