Going Viral: Episode 178


Going Viral: There are two schools of thought about Omicron


In this episode:



– There are two schools of thought emerging with regard to the future of the pandemic and there is a great deal of tension between them
– Our politicians, business sector and mainstream media are very committed to the idea that Omicron is essentially the end of the pandemic – they want to open the country up now
– There are many other scientific experts who feel that it is better to be cautious and act more slowly – but their voices are being ignored
– Time will ultimately tell us which school of thought is right… OZSAGE thinks that the more cautious narrative is more likely



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Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator



Total time: 34 mins



Guest: Prof Guy Marks, Respiratory Physician; Epidemiologist and Public Health Physician; Professor of Respiratory Medicine at UNSW and South Western Sydney Clinical School; Senior Principal Research Fellow; Head of the Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology group, Woolcock Institute





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