Right to be concerned about new COVID variant -WHO’s Nabarro

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LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – It is appropriate to be concerned about the new COVID coronavirus variant spreading in Southern Africa, the World Health Organisation’s Special Envoy on COVID-19 David Nabarro said on Friday.

“My own view is that really it is appropriate to be concerned about this,” he told the BBC.

“I’ll tell you why: The virus looks like it will have greater capacity to evade the defences that we’ve all built up as a result of the vaccinations we’ve received since the beginning of this year.”

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by James Davey)

Photo – Dr David Nabarro. EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI

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