CTT #52: What do scientists know about Omicron?

This week, America has Omicron on the mind. Listeners flooded the CTT inbox with questions about the new variant. Among them: Is Omicron more transmissible or lethal than Delta? Are current vaccines effective against it? What is President Biden doing to control the new variant and what kinds of social restrictions should we expect in the months ahead?

In this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth, Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl discuss all things Omicron. Tune in now for the latest, science-based answers to the following [time stamped] questions:

[01:00] Each show begins with the most recent and relevant facts concerning the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on American life. What’s happening and what does it mean?

[04:13] What do scientists know about the Omicron variant so far?

[12:37] Are current vaccines/boosters effective against Omicron?

[17:48] What do researchers know about the economic impact of Covid-19 on minority communities?

[19:16] How can politicians and scientists contingency plan for Omicron?

[20:13] What’s new with the Merck pill that patients start soon after becoming symptomatic with Covid-19?

[23:35] How does Omicron affect the “endemic” scenario?

[27:15] Any good news this week?

[30:34] What is President Biden’s plan to control Omicron?

[33:28] Are patient privacy fears warranted?

[35:15] What’s the latest with international border closures due to Covid-19?

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