Coronavirus Notebook: Janssen Vaccine Approved In GB, Comirnaty Cleared in EU for 12-15 Year Olds
With the spread of virus variants causing growing concern, the World Health Organization has come up with a user-friendly variant naming scheme that will simplify reporting and help avoid the stigma attached to naming new strains after the place they were first detected.
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