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Dealing with COVID-19 during Winter w/ Professor Michael Baker: July 18, 2022

Dealing with COVID-19 during Winter w/ Professor Michael Baker: July 18, 2022

Dealing with COVID-19 during Winter w/ Professor Michael Baker: July 18, 2022 Dealing with COVID-19 during Winter w/ Professor Michael Baker: July 18, 2022, 23.83 MB
Monday, July 18, 2022

New Zealand, Australia and many countries are experiencing a further Omicron wave driven by the latest BA.4/BA.5 subvariants. Our response to this threat is remarkably laissez-faire compared with past approaches, as society has pivoted more to “living with the virus”. But in both New Zealand and Australia, there’s a real risk current policy settings will be insufficient to prevent health services being overwhelmed – and more will need to be done in coming weeks.

Joe spoke to Professor Michael Baker from the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington, on the matter.