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Understanding COVID-19 variants and vaccines’ effectiveness against them

A discussion with University of Arizona virologist Felicia Goodrum.

The CDC is tracking variants of the coronavirus that it considers concerning. The variant traced to the United Kingdom is the most prevalent with more than 5,500 confirmed cases across the U.S., including 50 cases in Arizona. As for how these variants evolve and whether the current vaccines available are effective at protecting people from serious illness or death we learned more from University of Arizona virologist Felicia Goodrum.

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