What's Up With Those COVID Variants? | SciShow News

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Two new versions of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the UK and South African variants, were announced in December. They’ve spread quickly in their countries of origin, and have begun popping up around the world. Join us to find out what makes them different and how scientists plan to combat them.

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