Going Viral: Episode 169


Going Viral: Omicron – What we know right now


In this episode:

– 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

Total time: 33 mins

Guest: Dr Gary Grohmann, Virologist; Vaccine Manufacturing Expert; Former Director of Immunobiology and WHO ERL at the TGA, Office of Laboratories and Scientific Services




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