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There are many variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Some are believed, or have been stated, to be of particular importance due to their potential for increased transmissibility, increased virulence, or reduced effectiveness of vaccines against them. These variants contribute to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Delta variant was first found in India in late 2020.[1] 2020: India

22 February: Bolton, England.

23 February: USA

26 February: Singapore

19 February: Fiji

March: Finland

21 April: Quebec, Canada

11 May: Philippines

7 June: North Macedonia


The Omicron variant was first sequenced in Southern Africa. In November 2021, authorities in Botswana said that "the new virus was detected on four foreign nationals who had entered Botswana on the 7th November 2021, on a diplomatic mission." The four diplomats tested positive for COVID-19 on November 11 as they were leaving, and genomic sequencing confirmed the variant on November 24.[2]


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Document:Why are government experts holding off vaccinating under-16s in the UK?Article6 August 2021Deepti GurdasaniPro COVID-19/Vaccine propaganda from an epidemiologist with ties to Big Pharma. The JCVI does not recommend jabs for under-16s and the approval process has slowed down. The rushed vaccination process is not rushed enough apparently.
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