comscore Omicron variants BQ.1, BQ.1.1 and XBB.1 detected in Hawaii
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Omicron variants BQ.1, BQ.1.1 and XBB.1 detected in Hawaii

  • COURTESY HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
                                This chart from the state Department of Health’s variant report shows the estimated proportions of COVID variants circulating in the state.

    COURTESY HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

    This chart from the state Department of Health’s variant report shows the estimated proportions of COVID variants circulating in the state.

Health experts are concerned about BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, which are both offshoots of BA5, because of their increased ability to get around immunity from vaccination and previous infections. Read more

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