BA.5 Resources and Information
Project N95 is dedicated to providing useful information and resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has fractured into a number of variants and subvariants, each with unique characteristics.
Omicron Subvariant BA.5
The first new variant, Alpha, emerged in early 2021, followed by the Delta variant in summer that same year. By the end of 2021 and into 2022, the Omicron variant became the dominant strain circulating throughout the United States.
Learn More About BA.5
See these helpful resources for more imformation about the COVID-19 Omicron Subvariant BA.5.
- CDC Unpacking Variants CDC primer on COVID-19 variants, including backround on earliest variants and including the latest variants and Omicron sublineages or subvariants.
- Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know CDC has been collaborating with global public health and industry partners to learn about Omicron, and this page details the latest information about its spread, symptoms, severe illness presentation, and other characteristics.