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WHO experts warn of ‘strong likelihood’ of more dangerous COVID variants

People, some with face masks, walk in Jerusalem on July 12, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
People, some with face masks, walk in Jerusalem on July 12, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The World Health Organization’s emergency committee warns that new concerning variants of COVID-19 were expected to spread around the world, making it even harder to halt the pandemic.

“The pandemic is nowhere near finished,” the committee says in a statement, highlighting “the strong likelihood for the emergence and global spread of new and possibly more dangerous variants of concern that may be even more challenging to control.”

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