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Coronavirus digest: 2 Pfizer doses ‘effective’ against delta

Researchers say two shots of either BioNTech-Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines are highly effective against variants. Elsewhere, China has declined to follow an investigation into the virus's origins. Follow DW for more.

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18 Nov 2021
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