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Two new omicron variants are spreading in N.Y. and elsewhere. Here’s what we know

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A case of COVID-19 brought 12-year-old Harry Nelson to the emergency room in Syracuse, N.Y., where cases are surging, His mother, photographer Paula Nelson, says he first had mild symptoms — just a headache — but later ran a high fever and began vomiting, which meant he couldn

The variants — BA.2.12.1 and BA2.12.2 — have been detected in New York and other states as well as 5 other countries. One has a mutation that seems to give it an edge in evading the immune system.

(Image credit: Paula Nelson for NPR)

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