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Mutations in the COVID-19 virus continue to pose a risk. Omicron and its subvariants are the latest to cause waves of infections. Subscribe: https://ab.co/3yqPOZ5 Read more here: https://ab.co/3zOKjmh

This pattern of infection and immunity will likely be with us for some time to come.

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Alan Reynolds says:

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Michael Mallal says:

I miss Gladys.

Vragga says:

This presentation doesn't cover (not sure by design or ignorance) the other parts of the human innate immune system that has a longer memory than antibodies such as B cells and T cells and as such the public in this video (IMO) has not been given all the information they need. Rather than listen to journalist spin, tune-in to episodes of 'This Week in Virology' (TWIV) on this App, which covers not only SARS COv2 but other viruses too.

Gary Mazzataz says:

most information about covid-19 has Censorship now on youtube wither its true or not

Alena Math says:

I like the pretty pictures of the virus that you painted. They are beautiful. No doubt, part of God's magnificent creation.

mrvgranfield says:

How stupid to introduce an old variant vaccine that's way out of date . The people in charge are so incompetent its jaw dropping even suggesting the use of this new but old outdated variant vaccine is a measure of their stupidity . This guy skirts around this fact shame on him for being a part of this deception . Go over and have a look at Dr John Campbell to get something nearer to the truth.

Susanne Schmidt says:

You libs won't let this go will ya..

JLM says:

So many experts on Covid variants, but 3-4 new viruses are discovered every year. They have variants too but Covid gets all the attention?

tammy koble says:

Dr. Fauci was WELL AWARE that by vaccinating EVERY-ONE instead of just a small segment like 70+ would have PREVENTED all of the Variants.
FAUCI's OWN SCIENTISTS WARNED THESE EXACT MUTATIONS WOULD OCCUR. CAUSED BY OVER VAXXING.

Mike Carus says:

so this guy says protection comprises only vaccine and previous infection. So no science showing benefits of any other methods of protection. Oh yeah, I forgot, masks and distancing. And when they say follow the science they mean follow the science we tell you about and no other.

Dolly Schwall says:

I am scared of vaccine than its virus ..Many report says in Australia and other countries HIV virus found in blood after taking vaccine .

Leonie Wilson says:

This is so laboratory made.

someone other than myself says:

Masks are marginal at best and then only in doors. And the variants are milder for the naturally immune provided they are nutritionally replete and metabolically healthy.

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JJ TC says:

Wuhan virology lab is so amazing to have this creation ! The biomedicine in China is overwhelmingly powerful than Western counterparts !

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