7 December 2021

Omicron: what we know right now

COVID-19

Dr David Lim and Dr Gary Grohmann discuss why this development highlights vaccine equity as a very important issue.

Description:

  • At this stage, Omicron does not appear to be causing severe disease so right now there is little cause for alarm
  • But we need more time to understand it, especially its impact on the most vulnerable groups
  • The key information will become available within 2-3 weeks
  • This development highlights vaccine equity as a very important issue
  • Per capita, Australia has donated more covid vaccines than any other country except the USA

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and medical educator

Guest: Dr Gary Grohmann, virologist; Vaccine manufacturing expert; Former director of immunobiology and WHO ERL at the TGA, Office of Laboratories and Scientific Services

Total time: 33 mins
 

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