25 Nov 2022

How to avoid a Covid Christmas? Professor Michael Baker answers your questions

From Checkpoint, 5:42 pm on 25 November 2022

One things that is probably not on anyone's Christmas wishlist this year is Covid. But with the season for mixing and mingling upon us, it could be harder and harder to avoid, first or second time round.

Earlier in November, health officials warned summer cases could peak at more than 11,000 a day with a hundred hospitalisations each day too.

And that would be similar to July numbers during the second wave of Omicron. So, to help avoid a Covid Christmas, Otago University epidemiologist, Professor Michael Baker joins Lisa Owen to answer all the questions.