• What Is the "Kraken Variant" of COVID-19?

    7 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Another day, another COVID-19 variant permeates our vocabulary and even more so, our society. The latest variant to grace us with its presence is known as XBB.1.5, nicknamed the Kraken.
    The variant has spread quickly, going from 1 percent of cases nationwide in December to 43 percent of cases as of Jan. 13, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "It is the most transmissible subvariant that has been detected yet," said Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 technical lead for the World Health Organization, during a recent press conference in Geneva.
    "Even people who...
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