WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19 : Delta variant and vaccines

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19 : Delta variant and vaccines” – below is their description.

Do the current batch of approved vaccines protect us from the Delta variant? What is the level of protection? If you can still get infected even after being fully vaccinated, then why should we vaccinate? WHO’s Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains in Science in 5.

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