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Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly says the South African coronavirus strain is becoming dominant. What does this mean for Australia? – ABC News

With early data from an Oxford University study suggesting the AstraZeneca vaccine offers only “minimal protection” against mild disease caused by the South African…



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The B1351 strain of coronavirus, often referred to as the South African strain, is on its way to becoming the dominant COVID-19 strain throughout the world, Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly says.
During a national coronavirus update, Professor Kelly said 80 countries across all six World Health Organization regions had now recorded imported cases or community transmission of the strain.
“That is becoming the normal strain of the virus that is circulating around the world,” he added.
“We need to…

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