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Priority letter: the Omicron variant

Priority letter: the Omicron variant

Update: 2021-11-296
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Governments’ rapid responses to a new coronavirus strain were wise. But much is still to be learned about the Omicron variant before longer-term policies can be prescribed. Vietnam’s government wants to create internationally competitive firms, and a growing new class of billionaires suggests the plan is working. And research suggests that social distancing comes naturally to bees under pathogenic threat.

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Priority letter: the Omicron variant

Priority letter: the Omicron variant