23 May 2022

Prof Baker: dominance of Omicron BA2, monkeypox

From First Up, 5:54 am on 23 May 2022

Back home now where the number of new Covid case yesterday dropped below 5-thousand for the first time in three months. So a positive sign but the majority of new cases are now thought to be of the more transmissible BA2 subvariant of Omicron. And with winter just around the corner, experts are warning people not to get complacent because a second wave could be on the way. Joining Nick Trubridge is University of Otago public health epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker.