• Mayo Clinic Laboratories

    3-31-2022 Media Only News Briefing: What you need to know about the COVID-19 BA.2 subvariant

On March 31st, 2022, two Mayo Clinic experts offered their insight into the COVID-19 BA.2 subvariant, what effect the subvariant is having on vaccines and boosters, and the role of testing as more options have become available. John (Jack) O'Horo, M.D., an infectious disease specialist and Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory fielded additional questions from the media.

Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post.

Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here.


For the safety of its patients, staff and visitors, Mayo Clinic has strict masking policies in place. Anyone shown without a mask was recorded prior to COVID-19 or recorded in an area not designated for patient care, where social distancing and other safety protocols were followed.

Information in this post was accurate at the time of its posting. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding, along with guidelines and recommendations, may have changed since the original publication date

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