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Variants won't change US virus trajectory - Gottlieb

The latest variant of the COVID-19 virus is not contagious enough to alter the "trajectory" of the pandemic in the United States, former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Sunday.

According to Gottlieb, the US is much closer to the end of the delta wave, than its beginning, despite the recent incidence of the delta plus strain. He also expressed his belief that currently available vaccines should be protective against any new variants.

"I think that this is something that's going to probably push us in a direction of eventually reformulating our vaccines," Gottlieb explained.

Breaking the News / TT