The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated health-care systems, shut down schools and communities, and plunged the world into an economic recession. While 2020 was a challenging year, 2021 looks to be difficult with the emergence of multiple variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The race to vaccinate the world will need to respond to the pathogen's constant evolution to evade immunity. What marks the path to the end of this pandemic?

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Fontanet, A., Autran, B., Lina, B., Kieny, M., Karim, S. & Sridhar, D. 2021, 'SARS-CoV-2 variants and ending the COVID-19 pandemic', The Lancet, 397(10278), pp. 952-954. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00370-6

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