Will the COVID vaccine protect you from the new variant? Dr. Robert Murphy discusses

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Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca are checked as they arrive at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, England, Saturday Jan. 2, 2021. The UK has 530,000 doses available for rollout from Monday. (Gareth Fuller/Pool via AP)

Doctor Robert Murphy is the Professor of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. He joins Dean Richards for this week’s COVID-19 update segment. This week Dr. Murphy talks with Dean about the new COVID-19 variant and its relation to the vaccine and antibody. Dr. Murphy says the vaccine will need to be adjusted if the virus variant is not controlled. Then, Dr. Murphy answers calls from listeners.

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