Dr. Gosia Gasperovicz (Developmental biologist, University of Calgary), Dr. Alyson Kelvin (Virologist and Vaccinologist, University of Saskatchewan), and Dr. Jason Kindrachuk (Assistant Professor, Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba) discuss the new COVID-19 Variant of Concern Omicron and how Alberta should use the precautionary principle to prevent the fifth wave. Dr. Joe Vipond provides an update on the COVID-19 situation in Alberta and in South Africa as it relates to Omicron.
We also get some really important tips from a very special guest, Eleanor (Junior VaxHunter), for other not-so-tiny humans getting their pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to wrap up the briefing!
Presentation: Early Omicron Modelling
Presenter: Dr. Gosia Gasperowicz