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The head of the World Health Organization has confirmed that the Delta variant of the coronavirus has been found in at least 98 countries and regions, and it’s spreading quickly in countries with both low and high vaccination rates. So, how dangerous is the variant? How well do current vaccines protect us? And how will we cope with COVID-19 as it continues to mutate?CGTN YouTube Channel
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