Omicron variant

BA5 Omicron Variant spreading more rapidly

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The newest omicron variant BA5 is causing a surge in cases. Prisma Health is warning people in the Midlands to take the necessary precautions to protect their health.  Doctor Helmut Albrecht with Prisma Health says Omicron variant BA5 spreads incredibly fast and  it’s impacting those who are fully vaccinated.  “It’s probably the worst virus we’ve seen…

Health experts tracking new sub-variant of omicron

Health officials are tracking a new sub-variant of omicron that’s already been reported in at least 55 countries, including dozens of cases in states across the U.S. Some call it “stealth omicron” because of a unique feature that may make it harder to detect.