As the lock downs came to end and vaccination rates increased, Australians began to move more freely and feel comfortable about meeting friends and enjoying a normal life. But news of the spread of the Omicron variant raised new fears. People do not want another lock-down.
Dicky Budiman is an epidemiologist who is undertaking research to complete his PhD at Griffith University. He answers some common concerns about COVID and the Omicron variant then explains to Sri Dean why assessing the impact of COVID in terms of death numbers might be ignoring a more dangerous impact of COVID on the health of the community.
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