28 Jan 2022

Aotearoa will face Omicron better than Australia - Aus experts

From Checkpoint, 6:06 pm on 28 January 2022

Daily Covid cases have jumped sharply today - 105 new community cases recorded, with Omicron beginning to spread throughout the country.

The ultra infectious variant has ripped through the Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria. It's exposed testing regimes, decimating supply chains and bringing with it Australia's deadliest days of the pandemic despite high vaccination rates.

Is that New Zealand's fate as well? Our reporter Timothy Brown spoke to a trio of experts in Australia, who say Aotearoa can and should do better.