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A summer wave of Covid-19 has arrived in the US

Since the end of the US public health emergency for Covid-19, surveillance has been significantly reduced. Individual case counts are no longer reported, and severe outcomes are estimated through population samples. Despite limited data, trends indicate a consistent increase in infections. Click here for article.

  • Covid-19 infections are rising in at least 38 US states, with notable surges in the West and South.

  • Wastewater surveillance suggests ongoing viral activity, although levels remain relatively low.

  • The emergence of FLiRT variants like KP.3 and KP.2 has contributed to increased transmission and evasion of immune responses.

  • The FDA has recommended updating Covid-19 vaccines to target the current dominant strains, with new vaccines expected by late summer to protect against upcoming waves.

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