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Omicron

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FIRST PERSON – Alex Magno – The Philippine Star November 30, 2021 | 12:00am Now we know what “endemic” means. It is not only that the virus hangs around in the environment, possibly for eternity. It is also that the virus constantly mutates, defying our defenses and provoking spikes in infections from time to time. It is not only the COVID-19 virus that mutates, often to devastating effect. All viruses mutate. This is why flu shots are done intermittently, using updated vaccines. The Delta variant of this virus proved particularly destructive. It caused a deadly surge in India and Indonesia. T…

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