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Viruses, variants and vaccines

Cowan, D.A.
Burton, S.G.
Rybicki, E.P.
Wiliamson, A.L.
Dorrington, R.A.
Pepper, M.S.
Abstract
The current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has brought a number of major global clinical, sociological and economic issues into sharp focus. We address some of these issues, focusing on short-term factors such as virus mutations and vaccine efficacy, and also considering the longer-term implications of the current pandemic. We discuss societal responses to the presence of a pathogen that will probably remain in circulation for decades or longer, and to future new emergent viruses.
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2021-03-01
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South African Medical Journal (SAMJ)
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Virus , SARS-CoV-2 , Antiviral vaccine , Mutation , Variant , SDG-03 Good health and well-being
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Cowan DA, Burton SG, Rybicki EP, Wiliamson A-L, Dorrington RA, Pepper MS. Viruses, variants and vaccines. South African Medical Journal 2021;111(5):409-411. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2021.v111i5.15578
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