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Prevent transmission to prevent variants, WHO says

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Prevent transmission to prevent variants, WHO says

Prevent transmission to prevent variants, WHO says

GENEVA, June 25 (Reuters) – The best way to prevent new variants of the coronavirus from evolving is to slow its transmission, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.

“New variants are expected and will continue to be reported – that’s what viruses do, they evolve – but we can prevent the emergence of variants by preventing COVID-19 transmission,” Tedros said, noting that the body was concerned about the fast-spreading Delta variant. “It’s quite simple: more transmission, more variants. Less transmission, less variants.”

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