Even though 87.9% of New Yorkers over the age of 18 have been “fully vaccinated,” the 6th wave of COVID is allegedly spreading through the city. It’s so bad, that the rulers of New York are reinstating the “mask advisory” and demanding people wear masks indoors to protect themselves from getting a disease the vast majority of the city has already been vaccinated against.
According to mainstream media reports, the “worst” COVID variant is spreading through the fully vaccinated population of New York. The BA.5 subvariant appears to escape immunity and transmit more easily, leading some to call it the “worst version” of omicron yet; and a recent study on severe outcome risk from reinfection raises fresh alarm bells, reported NBC New York.
Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island have all been in the CDC high-risk category for the latter half of May and transitioned to medium risk through June as viral rates and hospital admissions associated with that wave ebbed. The relief was short-lived, though, with all five boroughs now in a heightened state of risk.
We’re currently seeing high levels of COVID-19 in NYC. To help slow the spread, all New Yorkers should wear a high-quality mask, such as an N95, KN95 or KF94 in all public indoor settings and around crowds outside: https://t.co/B6U7bSKPVV pic.twitter.com/Z1Pgt0nAPU
— nychealthy (@nycHealthy) July 8, 2022