26 Apr 2022

Epidemiologist Michael Baker on XE arrival

From Morning Report, 8:19 am on 26 April 2022

The first local case of the Omicron XE variant - perhaps better described as a recombinant of the better known BA1 and BA2 sublineages - was reported over the long weekend.

XE may or may not be slightly more transmissible than the earlier Omicron versions.

How much does it matter and should we be worried?

Epidemiologist Michael Baker spoke to Guyon Espiner.