Omicron crisis: Did Australia open up too soon?

As hospitalisations rise, Australian Doctor asks three experts what went wrong

As Australian COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths continue to rise in the Omicron outbreak, governments have come under fire for deciding to ‘let the virus rip’ without appropriate planning.   
 
We ask leading epidemiologists Professor Adrian Esterman, from the University of SA; Professor Catherine Bennett, from Victoria’s Deakin University; and infectious diseases physician Associate Professor Paul Griffin, from the University of Queensland, what went wrong.  

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