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31 Dec
Wolfgang Preiser, the virologist who first discovered omicron, has spoken to DW about the rapid rise in cases. He predicts that most people will catch the new variant.
4 Dec
The Omicron variant might be one of the first real immunoescape variants, says Professor Adam Grundhoff of the Leibniz Institute of Experimental Virology. It could therefore re-infect people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19.
20 May 2021
Belgian authorities are looking for a soldier who is reportedly on the run with a rocket launcher. The man is a suspected far-right extremist accused of threatening public figures, including a renowned virologist.
20 Mar 2021
Christian Drosten, who many credit with Germany's early successful management of the coronavirus pandemic, has a grim warning. The country's COVID rates are headed back to Christmas levels, he says.
22 Dec 2020
The new variant of COVID-19 found in the UK may spread quickly, but that doesn't mean it's more dangerous. The newly developed vaccines will still work, though they may need further adjustments down the line.

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