WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus” – below is their description.

Episode #28

What is the latest information on the SARS-CoV-2 virus variants? How is WHO tracking these virus mutations globally and how do we know which ones are important? Answering these questions in this episode of Science in 5 is WHO’s Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove.

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  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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