Going Viral: Episode 147



Going Viral: Variants, vaccine challenges, quarantine issues



In this episode:


– The South African and Brazilian variants are causing a pandemic within a pandemic, where previous infection may not confer immunity
– A vaccine conferring 95% efficacy means 90% of adults must be immunised to achieve herd immunity in Australia
– “Denial” of airborne transmission means that hotels chosen for quarantine poses a significant risk, especially in view of the new variants




Host: Dr David Lim, GP


Guest: Prof Raina MacIntyre, Infectious Disease Physician; Professor of Global Biosecurity, NHMRC Principal Research


Total time: 29 mins









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