A new study suggests that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 called “XBB.1.5” may be more likely to infect the vaccinated. This strain of the virus is currently dominant in many countries worldwide, including the United States. 75% of reported virus cases in New York City are the XBB.1.5. variant. This news is devastating for New Yorkers who were forcibly vaccinated to keep their jobs in the public and private sectors during the height of the pandemic.
It is also a bittersweet moment for those who have been pro-bodily-autonomy. It is not a good thing to see people vaccinated against their will become the primary target of the new strain. Especially after they were told that the vaccine would protect them from COVID. However, those who refused vaccination and had their lives ruined now know their sacrifice was not in vain.
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XBB.1.5 is spreading 12.5 per cent faster than other variants in the US-Omicron sub variant XBB.1.5 is currently the dominant strain in many places