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Dr Fauci praises Australia’s Covid lockdowns: ‘Viruses don’t mutate unless they replicate’

White House medical adviser discusses challenge of variants in online chat with Paul Kelly

The White House medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci, has spoken about the challenge of containing more infectious variants of Covid-19 even as vaccines are rolled out, in an online conversation with Australia’s chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly.

“Here is the challenge: are we going to chase each variant in an almost whack-a-mole way, or are we going to try and get a vaccine that has a good degree of protection against several strains and get the level of virus so low that we don’t really have an outbreak?” he asked. “Both strategies are being pursued in the United States.”

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