The BA.2.12.1 COVID-19 Variant Is on the Rise: Here’s What to Know

Published May 11, 2022

MSN, Yahoo! and Prevention quoted Thomas A. Russo, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, for a story about what to know about the BA.2.12.1 Omicron subvariant of COVID-19. People who should be most concerned about its spread are those considered at high risk for serious complications for COVID. “Get your booster shot, if you’re eligible,” Russo said. “And if you’re considered high risk, be careful. Few people are wearing face masks right now. You should consider masking up to protect yourself while we have a large community burden of disease.”