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"Expert Urges Precaution Against Emerging Coronavirus Variants to Prevent new Outbreaks"

Xinhua interviewed Dr. Zuo-Feng Zhang, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health distinguished professor of epidemiology and associate dean for research, about the potential risks of new variants of COVID-19 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

More rapid COVID-19 vaccination rollout across the United States, combined with other precaution measures, are essential to prevent emerging coronavirus variants from causing new outbreaks, a leading expert told Xinhua on Wednesday.

The United States has reached another grim milestone Tuesday with over 600,000 coronavirus deaths and more than 33.4 million confirmed cases.

The country remains the nation worst hit by the pandemic, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the global cases and over 15 percent of the global deaths.