There is concern about how this XBB.1.5 variant is spreading in the US. Many of its patients have also been found in India. Regarding WHO’s corona, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said on Wednesday, ‘We are especially concerned about its rapid spread in America and Europe. In this also regarding the North East region of America where XBB.1.5 is rapidly leaving behind other variants. Our concern is about how much infection it can spread.
The figures of the CDC of America are telling that 41 percent of the cases have been reported in America due to this strain. Experts are concerned that the rapid spread of XBB.1.5 could be due to mutations that could help it infect people more quickly. Along with this, the protection provided by the vaccine can also be penetrated. UK virologist Professor Lawrence Yong said that this XBB.1.5 variant is very contagious and due to this the congestion in New York hospitals is increasing. It is especially targeting the elderly. Corona cases are increasing in America due to severe cold and people not wearing masks.