Scientist on what we know about the Omicron Covid-19 variant

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 29 Nov 2021, 7:29AM
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Scientist on what we know about the Omicron Covid-19 variant

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 29 Nov 2021, 7:29AM

A new heavily mutated Covid variant has been identified named Omicron. 

It's been rapidly labelled a variant of concern by the World Health Organisation, and is already spreading to other countries, including Australia. 

Originating from South Africa, there's a shortage of real-world data, and no one really knows how big of a threat it poses. 

Principal scientist at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research professor Mike Bunce joined Kate Hawkesby. 

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