Dr. Michael Hirsh on the BA.2 Variant

Mar 22, 2022

Could the BA.2 variant mean another surge? Dr. Michael Hirsh says it’s possible but that right now we’re in a good place.

What is the BA.2 COVID-19 variant?
The BA.2 variant of Covid-19 is a relation of the original Omicron variant known as BA.1, according to Theodora Hatziioannou, an associate professor of virology at Rockefeller University. The two variants arose around the same time and come from the same ancestor strain.

About Dr. Michael Hirsh

Dr. Michael Hirsh is the city of Worcester Medical Director.  He is the assistant provost for wellness and health at UMass/Memorial, professor of surgery, chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and surgeon-in-chief for the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center. 

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