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Infographic: Everything you Need to Know About the AY4.2 Sub-variant of COVID-19

The AY4.2 sub-variant has put the UK health services on alert. Here's what you need to know about it.

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As time goes by, the virus has mutations that put thousands of lives at risk around the world and make us wonder how far we really are from the end of the pandemic. Photo: Pixabay

LatinAmerican Post | Vanesa López Romero

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Leer en español: Infografía: todo lo que necesitas saber sobre la sub variante AY4.2 de la COVID-19

We are about to turn two years since the world took a historic turn due to the presence of a global pandemic. COVID-19 has meant, above all, abrupt changes to which we have had to respond as a society and, despite the fact that it has been a long time, vaccines have been developed and it seems we are close to herd immunization. However, as time passes, the virus has mutations that put thousands of lives at risk around the world and make us wonder how far we really are from the end of the pandemic. This is the case of the AY4.2 sub-variant, which recently arrived in the UK and has put the country's health services on alert.

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Here we tell you everything you should know about this new sub-variant.

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Given this new panorama of the new sub-variant, it is a little less likely that COVID-19 will disappear by 2022 as important entities such as WHO and PAHO have predicted. For now, what is clear is that we must not lower our guard, either collectively or individually, as the new strains continue to pose a risk to public health.