The New Normal: Will there be a new COVID-19 surge as a new variant spreads?

News 12's Rich Barrabi was joined by Dr. Robert Lahita to talk about vaccines and the BA.2 variant.
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine works in babies, toddlers and preschoolers, the company announced Wednesday. If regulators agree, it could mean a chance to finally start vaccinating the youngest kids by summer. Moderna said in the coming weeks it would ask regulators in the U.S. and Europe to authorize two small-dose shots for children under 6. The company also is seeking to have larger-dose shots cleared for older children and teens in the U.S.
Will we see a new COVID-19 surge as the BA.2 variant spreads across the nation? Will vaccines and natural immunity protect against this new variant?
In light of a new variant, is ditching masks in schools still a good idea?