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The Omicron variant: what does it mean for the future of COVID?

February 3, 2022 3:00 PM

Since the start of December, a new variant known as Omicron entered the scene and has now swept rapidly across the UK, not only taking over Delta as the dominant strain, but also leading to record high numbers of COVID infections due to its highly transmissible nature.First identified in South Africa and now potentially on course to becoming the dominant COVID variant in other parts of the world too, Tim speaks to Professor Wendy Barclay about what makes this particular strain so dominant, how well our vaccines are working against it, and what it means for the future of COVID.

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