According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a new coronavirus variant, KP.2, a member of the so-called FliRT variants, has become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. While FliRT variants have certain mutations in common, they are still part of the Omicron family of the coronavirus.

There are many questions surrounding this new variant:

  • What should people know about this new variant?
  • What are the symptoms of infection?
  • Do vaccines still work against the new strain?
  • Is a home test still reliable?
  • How long should people isolate if they contract KP.2?
  • Who should take antiviral treatments if they contract this type of Covid-19?
  • And what is the guidance for immunocompromised individuals — should they start masking again?

Get the answers to these concerns here.