Omicron broke through our vaccines. How can we adapt?

Washington Post published this video item, entitled “Omicron broke through our vaccines. How can we adapt?” – below is their description.

Coronavirus cases spiked globally in the first weeks of 2022, despite record-high vaccination rates. Here’s how the omicron variant took off. Read more: https://wapo.st/3tz6gUU.

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