Kansas City Doctors Caution Against Latest COVID Variant Surge

Newsies share another pandemic reminder that might or might not inform another confusing cold & flu season on the horizon. 

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"Is there a fundamental change in the actual disease the virus causes? At this point, it doesn't seem like there is and that's good news for everyone," said Dr. Dana Hawkinson, medical director of infection prevention and control for the University of Kansas Health System.

The new variant may be a bit more transmissible and a little harder for a booster shot to fight off.

It can evade some of our antibodies more readily than some of the other variants, but weve seen that all of the variants that have really come out since Omicron have been able to evade the antibodies," Hawkinson said.

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