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Top English medic warns new COVID variants could be more resistant to vaccines

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth tests positive for COVID-19
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth tests positive for COVID-19

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LONDON (Reuters) – England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty warned on Monday there will be new COVID-19 variants and said some of them could be more resistant to vaccines.

Earlier, Britain said it would end all coronavirus restrictions in England including mandatory self-isolation for people with COVID-19 and free testing, drawing scepticism from some scientists and political opponents.

“We all expect… there to be new variants. And some of those new variants will just disappear,” Whitty told a press conference. “But some of them will cause significant problems.”

(Reporting by Alistair Smout. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)

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