COVID FLiRT reinfections causing severe symptoms in L.A. County

Los Angeles Times July 8, 2024, 05:00 PM UTC

Summary: COVID cases and hospitalizations are rising in L.A. County, with some experiencing severe symptoms from the FLiRT variants. Doctors warn subsequent COVID infections can be worse, challenging the belief that each infection is milder. An estimated 70.5% of COVID specimens are FLiRT subvariants. Vaccination effectiveness weakens over time, emphasizing the need for updated vaccines. Proper infection control protocols are crucial to limit COVID spread.

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