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Omicron threat points to need for independent global vaccine comparison mechanism

Omicron has already become the dominant variant of the coronavirus in the United States, accounting for over 73 per cent of new cases as of last Saturday. It looks inevitable that it will soon overtake the Delta strain worldwide.What makes Omicron alarming is the high probability of “vaccine escape”, meaning even inoculated people may become infected, although their chances of severe illness should be lower than that for the unvaccinated.Vaccine manufacturers around the world are racing against…

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