XBB.1.5 variant: what you need to know now with Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH

AMA’s Vice President of Science, Medicine and Public Health Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, explains what you need to know about the latest Omicron subvariant. Also covering bivalent booster efficacy, data from a new COVID study in Israel, and protecting kids from the flu as they return to school after the holidays. American Medical Association CXO Todd Unger hosts.

00:00 AMA Update for Jan. 11, 2023
00:33 XBB.1.5 variant
01:31 COVID cases in the U.S. increasing
02:10 COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths
02:59 What is the most transmissible COVID variant?
04:03 XBB 1.5 variant symptoms
04:58 Have COVID symptoms become less severe over time?
05:56 Bivalent booster effectiveness
06:45 Israeli COVID study finds Omicron boosters cuts hospitalization in people 65 and over
08:04 China COVID crisis
09:43 Seasonal influenza activity still high
10:22 Flu shots are still available

Visit the AMA Update video page for more videos in this series: https://www.ama-assn.org/series/ama-update


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