Maginnis speaks to WSJ about COVID BA.2 variant

Melissa Maginnis, associate professor of microbiology, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about the COVID-19 Omicron BA.2 variant in the Northeast. Maginnis told the Wall Street Journal that the winter surge also likely left a large portion of the U.S. with increased resistance, because BA.2 is similar to the coronavirus version that recently infected millions of people. “It does seem that there’s generally pretty good protection,” Maginnis said.