The latest science on the Omicron variant

Posted by on January 16, 2022 11:30 am
Categories: Global Stories

Omicron is now the dominant variant of Covid-19 in Australia and since its emergence late last year scientists and governments have been racing to learn more about it. So what do we know about how Omicron impacts the human body? And how effective are public health measures like masks, testing and vaccines against it?

Science writer Donna Lu speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about the latest data, studies and health advice on the variant

For information on how to protect yourself and your family against Covid-19, visit the Department of Health’s website.

You can read all of Donna Lu’s reporting for Guardian Australia here, including a guide to face masks in the age of Omicron and an explainer on vaccinating children aged five to 11.

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