The Economist this week : A special edition on our coronavirus coverage
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“Just over a week ago, the World Health Organisation designated a new “variant of concern” of the SARS-CoV-2 virus—Omicron. It was first spotted by South African scientists and has dominated the story of the pandemic ever since. Although it is still early days in the world’s attempts to understand the new variant, governments and markets have already started to react.”
“Our Briefing this week lays out what is known so far about the new variant. Omicron looks ominous but we examine how bad it is likely to be—the good news is that a lot has been learnt about how to treat covid-19 and how to live with it. In The Economist Explains, we examine why new variants like Omicron might spread more easily.”
Edited By Zanny Minton Beddoes