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Concerns About a ‘Fifth Wave’ of Covid-19 w/ Professor Michale Baker: 16 November, 2023

Concerns About a ‘Fifth Wave’ of Covid-19 w/ Professor Michale Baker: 16 November, 2023

Concerns About a ‘Fifth Wave’ of Covid-19 w/ Professor Michale Baker: 16 November, 2023 Concerns About a ‘Fifth Wave’ of Covid-19 w/ Professor Michale Baker: 16 November, 2023 , 7.28 MB
Thursday, November 16, 2023

In the past week, Te Whatu Ora have reported more than FIVE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED active cases of Covid-19 and more than TWO HUNDRED hospitalisations, the highest hospitalisation figure in six months.

But those under 30 are still not eligible for a second booster and preventative antiviral medication is not easily accessible.

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker about why he believes Aotearoa is experiencing a ‘fifth wave’ of Covid-19, what may have caused it, and what we can do to avoid spreading the virus.