WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Vaccines, variants and mass gatherings

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

Episode #34

How much protection does the current batch of COVID-19 vaccines provide us? Would you need a booster shot for new variants? What do science and evidence tell us about mass gatherings and the spread of COVID-19?

WHO’s Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains in Science in 5 this week.

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