Omicron subvariant BA.2 is emerging. Should you be concerned?

A child wears a mask while being accompanied to school on a scooter in Queens, NY, February 8, 2022. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he will rescind the mask mandate for students and teachers on March 7. Pressure mounts for NY Gov. Kathy Hochul to do the same, as daily positivity rates in New York City schools fall below 1%. Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA.

A new Omicron variant is emerging while some Democratic states are rolling back COVID rules. The CDC is urging Americans to keep wearing masks. 

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