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Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios: Dr. Ben Weston Comments on COVID-19 Variants and the Global Vaccination Rate

Dr. Ben Weston states that the best-case scenario for COVID-19 variants is that the waning of omicron will lead to a long-lasting endemic state. This state would hopefully be relatively stable with low levels of community transmission paired with high levels of vaccination.

On the other hand, low vaccination rates both locally and globally could lead to the emergence of new COVID-19 variants. New variants could come with increased transmissibility, severity, or immune evasion.

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