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New JN.1 variant dominates latest COVID surge in U.S.

A podium with the logo for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
A podium with the logo for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The United States is amid another COVID-19 surge. This time a new variant, JN.1, is the dominant strain.

Dr. Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease expert at the University of Minnesota, discusses the new strain and the importance of vaccinating against COVID-19.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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