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WHO to Meet Over Concerns About New COVID Variant

The World Health Organization is set to hold a special meeting Friday over concerns about a new COVID-19 variant found in South Africa feared to be resistant to vaccines.

The meeting was announced during a livestream on Thursday, where participants said another meeting would be held on Friday.

“Our technical advisory group on virus evolution is discussing this with our colleagues in South Africa,” Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 technical lead for WHO, said during the Q&A session on Thursday that was first reported by The Hill.

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