Q&A: With COVID variants, greater vaccine distribution works better than travel bans
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The San Diego Union-Tribune

On the surface, restricting travel from a specific region where a variant to a life-threatening virus has been detected seems to make sense. It sounds like a swift, precautionary move, made in an effort to slow the spread of that variant. That’s not really the case, according to researchers and other infectious disease and health policy experts, particularly when considering the travel bans placed on southern African countries after the recent detection and reporting of the omicron variant of COVID-19. These bans have even been called “unfair and punitive” and a kind of “travel apartheid” by t…

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