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The USA suspended their health emergency on May 11 and India has lifted their restrictions. Not only this, many countries around the world have started relaxing with rules and scales for testing, and now China is worrying the world again with the new variant. They are bracing for a massive pandemic again. The new wave of corona will peak in June by likely registering 65 Million cases weekly. China was seeing a surge in the new variant from April. Omicron variant XBB is likely to report 40 million cases by the end of this month and the surge will be high in June as per Chinese local media.
XBB is a hybrid of Imocron’s BA.2.75 and BJ.1 sub-variants. XBB has seven mutations and the human immune system might take time to recognize the variant, where in the time gap infection will get immunity. Which is nothing but, the new variant is tricking the human immune system. The outbreak of the new wave sees the expected surge in cases, which will be the biggest. China’s 85% population were infected with COVID last year.
On other side, China is rushing for the new vaccines for the XBB omicron subvariants and has received their initial approvals.