A new omicron variant known as BA2 is said to be spreading faster than any other COVID-19 virus so far. The strain is now dominant in parts of Europe and in South Africa, but still not much is known about whether it is causing more severe disease. Host Marco Werman speaks with Samuel Scarpino, managing director of Pathogen Surveillance at the Rockefeller Foundation.
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