Omicron cover in overdrive | Coronavirus pandemic


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The new variant of the coronavirus has resulted in frenzied coverage – but with little certainty, how precise is it? And, we find out the story behind the rise of K-drama.

A new variant of the coronavirus has brought uncertainty back to the history of the pandemic. As scientists and journalists rush to understand Omicron, viewers have been left with more questions than answers.

Kai Kupferschmidt – Associate Correspondent, Science Magazine
Jon Allsop – Writer, Columbia Journalism Review
Monica Gandhi – Doctor of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco
Mosa Moshabela – Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation, University of KwaZulu-Natal

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