New, Highly Contagious Covid-19 Variant Discovered In Vietnam

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Vietnam has discovered a new Covid-19 variant, calling it a hybrid of the highly contagious India and U.K. strains of the virus. NBC News’ Janis Mackey Frayer explains how the Vietnamese government is working to contain the new surge in cases and why the WHO is changing the way it names new variants. 

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