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ESAR RCCE Media Dialogues: Five things to know about Omicron
February 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recording link: https://youtu.be/i7bLMbs26Go
In December 2021, we got the very latest science and data on the Omicron variant that was threatening to trump Delta as the dominant variant sweeping across East and Southern Africa. Now, 6 weeks later, Omicron has taken over as the dominant strain, putting all kinds of pressure on healthcare systems and making vaccines our best hope to get through it.
In this Dialog, Dr. Opeayo Ogundiran, epidemiologist working with the Emergency Preparedness and Response program at the WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, told us what we need to know about Omicron right now. We also got a tour of a Dashboard journalists can use to get the latest Covid data about their country to help with their reporting.