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What We Know About The WHO’s Latest “Variant Of Interest” – The Mu Variant

Experts discuss the latest COVID headlines – including the Mu variant, boosters, pediatric case numbers and the fall “forecast” for COVID.



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Last week, the World Health Organization updated its list of "variants of interest."

They've now got their eye on the Mu variant.

The WHO says the variant has the potential to evade immunity provided by vaccines and antibodies.

But right now it's not common in the US, where the highly contagious Delta variant makes up 99% of all COVID-19 cases, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.

So what does that mean for you?

What should you know about the Mu variant, and what could happen next?

Today, experts discuss that, as well as boosters, pediatric case numbers and the fall and winter "forecast" for COVID.


Dr. Katelyn Jetelina

Dr. Catherine Troisi

  • An infectious disease epidemiologist and faculty member at UTHealth School of Public Health

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