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Why the 2021 covid challenge rivals 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 18 Jan 2021

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 18 Jan 2021
In the three weeks that New Zealanders have been at the beach and ignoring covid tracer app sign-ins, the threat of covid-19 has grown exponentially.Where there was just one global strain of the virus at the start of December, there are now three – discovered in Britain, South Africa, and Brazil.The medical scientific consensus is there will be more of these. A great deal is unknown or unknowable about how many new strains there might be, how different they are, and the impact they may have on the course of the pandemic.This is depressing...

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