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Doctor in the House: Malaysia’s Omicron Wave and What We Can Learn From South Africa

Dr George Lee, Consultant Urologist | Professor Dr Shabir Madhi, Professor of Vaccinology, University of the Witwatersrand; South Africa

18-Feb-22 16:00

Doctor in the House: Malaysia’s Omicron Wave and What We Can Learn From South Africa

The year 2022 seems set to be dominated by Omicron, which was first identified by scientists in South Africa late last year. With Malaysia in the midst of an Omicron wave, expected to peak at the end of March, we check in with Prof Dr Shabir Madhi, Professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, to find out what we can learn from South Africa’s experience, and whether Omicron will pave the way for COVID-19 to become endemic in our population.

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Produced by: Tee Shiao Eek

Presented by: Meera Sivasothy


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Categories:  diseases and conditions

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