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Coronavirus in Texas

What do new variants of the coronavirus mean for Texans? And how can we best protect ourselves?

Viruses constantly change by mutating, and the coronavirus is no exception. But health experts say it's difficult to know the exact number of variants currently around the world.

A nurse conducts a swab test for COVID-19 on a patient in a drive-thru station at the Austin Emergency Center at Mueller on Jan. 25, 2021.

How many different coronavirus variants are there?

How many of the variants are in Texas?

Are these new variants more dangerous? 

Will the vaccine protect me against the new variants? 

How can I protect myself from getting the new variants? 

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