Emerging virus variants are causing concern as COVID vaccine rollout begins | 7.30

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    Every Australian is no doubt holding their breath that the start of COVID vaccination is the beginning of the end of what has been a major crisis.

    But as Dr Norman Swan reports, virus variants emerging in other countries are causing some concern.

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