All COVID-19 virants remains dangerous – protect yourself and others

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “All COVID-19 virants remains dangerous – protect yourself and others” – below is their description.

Every variant of the COVID-19 virus, including Omicron, is dangerous and can cause:

-severe disease

-death

-further virus mutations and jeopardize the effectiveness of the tools we have to fight it

“Please, do what you can to avoid infection”

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove

WHO COVID-19 Technical Lead

World Health Organization (WHO) YouTube Channel

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