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MoMo Productions/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A variant that has been circulating in the U.S. for the last couple of months currently makes up a majority of COVID-19 cases in the United States. JN.1, a descendant of BA.2.86 — which is itself an offshoot of the omicron variant — now makes up an estimated 61.6% […]

Scott Olson/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A COVID variant known as JN.1 has been listed as a separate “variant of interest” by the World Health Organization (WHO). The omicron sub variant was previously classified under its parent strain, BA.2.86, which prompted concern among some scientists earlier this year due to its high number of mutations. There […]