New COVID-19 variant BF.7 catches interest of health experts

A lab technician is working on smears for PCR tests for Covid-19 during the coronavirus pandemic on February 22, 2021 in the Labor Dr. Krause & Kollegen laboratory in Kiel, Germany.
A lab technician is working on smears for PCR tests for Covid-19 during the coronavirus pandemic on February 22, 2021 in the Labor Dr. Krause & Kollegen laboratory in Kiel, Germany. Photo credit Getty Images

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) – A new COVID-19 variant, named BF.7, is standing out as a potential threat for another surge this fall.

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BF.7 has only made up a small percentage of cases so far, but it recently surpassed another variant of interest.

To answer your questions about BF.7, KCBS Radio news anchor Melissa Culross spoke with Dr. William Schaffner, Professor of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, on "Ask An Expert."

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