Here’s what to know about the new COVID-19 Pirola variant

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At present, there is no evidence to suggest the new variant is causing more severe illness. Image: Unsplash/Fusion Medical Animation

Lora du Moulin
Lead, Global Health and Security, World Economic Forum LLC
Charlotte Edmond
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
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