South African scientists have released early data showing the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has a "robust ability" to evade the immunity offered by inoculation. But, as CBS News foreign correspondent @Debora_Patta reports, it's not all bad news.
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More good news: The omicron variant appears to be "no worse" than other strains of coronavirus, scientists from the World Health Organisation have said, while cautioning that more research is needed to judge its severity.
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Omicron is not a 'South African variant', it's a variant that was spotted & reported by brilliant South African scientists so fast the world has a chance to get on top of it. Could have originated anywhere.
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