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Omicron brings COVID-19 vaccine inequity 'home to roost'

The emergence of the new Omicron variant and the world's desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines.

A UNICEF worker checks boxes of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine after their arrival at the airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on Aug. 23, 2021. (Brian Inganga / AP)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)

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