Omicron: What do we know about the new COVID 'variant of concern'

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Published on November 30, 2021 - Duration: 07:24s

Omicron: What do we know about the new COVID 'variant of concern'

The World Health Organization says the new Omicron strain of COVID-19 poses a 'very high' risk, but that much is still unknown about it.

Here's what we know so far.


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