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3 new omicron offshoots could prompt COVID resurgence

September 30, 2022

COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are declining nationwide; however, health officials say the trend likely won’t last. The coronavirus thrives in cold weather, and temperatures are dropping. Experts warn it’s possible the virus’ next resurgence may come not just in the form of one omicron offshoot, but in a wave of three: BA.4.6, BF.7 and BA.2.75.  In this week’s episode, I spoke with Dr. Christopher Doehring, vice president of medical affairs at Franciscan Health, who explains how fast the trio is moving in.