20 Jan 2022
Bonus episode: What is the evidence telling us about Omicron?
How severe is Omicron? How easily is it transmitted? How do our vaccines fair against this new variant? Should we all be wearing N95 masks? And what affect will this global wave have on the future of the pandemic?
In this bonus episode of Infection and Immunity - Evidence Explained Doherty Institute Director Professor Sharon Lewin explains what the evidence is telling us about the Omicron variant.
Please note this episode was recorded on Tuesday, 18 January 2022 before the Federal Government announced the Therapeutic Goods Administration had approved the Novavax vaccine along with two COVID-19 oral drugs molnupiravir and nirmatrelvir + ritonavir, for use in Australia. The episode was also recorded before a Code Brown alert was activated across multiple hospitals in the state.