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What's the Delta COVID variant found in Melbourne? Is it more infectious and does it spread more in kids? A virologist explains

By Kirsty Short, Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland
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Victoria’s current COVID outbreak took another turn last week when a new variant was discovered by health authorities. It’s not clear whether this new “Delta” variant emerged from Victoria, New South Wales or elsewhere, and it hasn’t yet been matched to any cases in hotel quarantine.

We’ve still got a lot to learn about this variant, and most data we have right now is coming out of the UK. We don’t know yet for sure whether the variant is deadlier or whether…


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