Infectious Omicron variant spreads concern

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A new variant of SARS-COV 2 with an increased number of mutations was detected in South Africa on November 24. We speak with Dr. David Kimberlin, a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Co-Director of their Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases about the new variant. Dr. Kimberlin also is one of two liaisons from the American Academy of Pediatrics to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, where COVID vaccine recommendations are crafted.

Producers- Max Davis Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

PHOTO: Transmission electron micrograph of a SARS-CoV-2 virus particle. CREDIT: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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