JN.1 New COVID-19 variant: Spreading rapidly

CDC says that there is no current risk to the health from the spreading variants

A new COVID variant named JN.1 has been identified that can spread rapidly compared to the other variants. It is a sub-variant of the Omicron variant which the WHO considered a “variant of interest” because it is rapidly spreading.

CDC says that the upcoming holidays and ongoing winter may cause the condition to worsen. This variant is now rapidly spreading in countries mainly the UK, India and more.

CDC says that there is no current risk to the health from the spreading variants. They also suggest for an updated COVID jab for increased protection.

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JN.1’s continued growth suggests that the variant is either more transmissible or better at evading our immune systems than other circulating variants. It is too early to know whether or to what extent JN.1 will cause an increase in infections or hospitalizations.


The rise in the spread suggests that the sub-variant may have the ability to evade the immune system.

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CDC also stated that the COVID spread usually increases during the festive as well as the winter season every year, without considering the sub-variants.

They also suggest that the existing vaccination, tests, and treatments are still effective against the JN.1.

Every people especially the people in the high-risk category should take effective actions and tests to prevent the spread of the JN.1.

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