May 26, 2024

A new variant of Covid-19 detected in the US.

  • FLiRT, a term coined for a cluster of new Covid-19 variants within the Omicron JN.1 lineage, includes variants such as 2 and KP 1.1.
  • This is a new group of Covid-19 variant within the Omicron JN.1 lineage “which have demonstrated increased transmissibility and immune resistance”.
  • The symptoms are similar to Omicron and is highly transmissible and can impact immunity and overall health.
  • This variant spreads via respiratory droplets of the person to others, or touching infected surfaces such as faucets, furniture, elevator buttons, kitchen countertops, or coming in close contact with the person who is ill.
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