The Big Story Ep 120: Singapore faces critical 2 weeks as Omicron's unknowns threaten reopening
Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story, hosted by Hairianto Diman and Olivia Quay.
Before Singapore can proceed with its endemic Covid-19 strategy and reopening plans, scientists need to answer three major unknowns about the Omicron variant.
Is it more infectious than the Delta variant? Does it increase the risk of severe illness and death in infected patients?
Does it hamper the protection given by current Covid-19 vaccines?
Professor Teo Yik Ying, dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore, discusses whether it is all doom and gloom as the world braces for another global Covid-19 surge.
Produced by: ST Video team
Edited by: ST Video team and Penelope Lee
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